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National Citizenship Service

Parkside school is now a key partner with the NCS and working together to provide outstanding opportunities for our students.

For more details see Miss Thackray

WHAT IS NCS?

NCS is the country’s fastest-growing youth movement, a rite of passage for all teenagers aged 15-17 to discover who they are and what they can do and is offered to all of our Year 11 and Year 12 students

It’s your chance to explore, be inspired and find your passion. Nearly 500,000 young people have already taken part – will you be next?

IS IT FOR ME?

NCS is a four-phase programme specifically designed to provide you with all sorts of new experiences. Whether you’re a daredevil or creative genius, talkative or more reserved, you’ll be surprised by how much you’re actually capable of, coming away with a host of new skills and bags of confidence. If you want to boost your UCAS statement or CV, meet incredible people, get your voice heard and have a lot of fun while you’re at it, then NCS is for you.

PHASE 1 - ADVENTURE

  • Feel the freedom of the outside world during five days away from home, taking on adrenaline-fuelled activities like rock climbing, canoeing and archery. Your team will cheer you along every step of the way, sharing in every challenge, every success. Then you’ll have a few days back at home for some much-needed rest!

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Phase 2 - DISCOVERY

  • Expect transformation, because this week is all about developing YOU. Living independently, you’ll learn essential life skills from local business leaders and charities, gain confidence in public speaking, communications skills and budgeting. It all looks great on your CV, whatever you do next.

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Phase 3 - SOCIAL ACTION

  • Now it’s time to make your mark. Back at home, you and your team will devise a community project based on an issue you feel passionate about. You have the skills and confidence to do anything – the more original, the better! This is your chance to feel proud by making a real difference in your community.

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PHASE 4 - CELEBRATION

  • Finally, take stock of all you’ve achieved. You’ll have overcome challenges, pushed yourself into new and exciting territories, and had experiences you never thought possible. Celebrate your triumphs with your fellow NCSers at one great event before exploring all the opportunities NCS opens you up to.This is just the beginning!

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Price from £30 to £50 - The programme is heavily subsidised by the government and is therefore available for £50! (Financial assistance/support is available to ensure that everyone has the opportunity)

WHO RUNS NCS?

Your NCS experience will be run by one of our incredible, dedicated partner organisations in your area. They’ll know your region and use their local knowledge and unique expertise to support and inspire you on your journey. We also work collaboratively with charities, not-for-profits and private sector organisations to enrich the experience for everyone who takes part, as well as your wider community. Together, we really can create long-lasting change – starting with you.


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