Here at the Preston North End Community and Education Trust, we deliver The National Citizen Service programme (NCS) for 15-17-year-olds.
It gives them the chance to take on new challenges, learn new skills and meet new people. This helps discover their own talents and realise their potential whilst having fun.
The NCS programme, and in particular the skills and experiences gained by NCS graduates is now recognised positively by employers and educational institutions alike.
Firstly, you’ll spend time away from home enjoying instructor-led outdoor activities. You’ll bond with teammates in an action-packed adventure at an outdoor activity centre tackling activities like rock climbing, hiking, canoeing and archery.
Closer to home, your group will spend time learning about your local area from businesses and community organisations whilst developing skills and meeting new people.
Make Your Mark
Having learnt all about your local community, you’ll work in your group to plan and pitch for funding for your very own community action project that can make a real difference to where you live. You will then make your mark in your local area, delivering your community action project with your team.
Finally, when you’ve completed your community action project, it’s time to celebrate at a graduation party where you’ll receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister and get access to unique opportunities to keep volunteering and stay connected to your local area and NCS.
Preston North End offer NCS programmes available throughout the year. For more information contact the Community department on 01772 693309 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.