National Citizen Service Summer 2017….
Redcar & East Cleveland. There are 3 start dates this summer, July 3rd, July 20th & August 4th Age Range: 15 to 17 year olds National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that helps you build your skills for work and life, while you take on new challenges, meet new friends and have fun! NCS Events have lots to offer, including Outdoor Activities, Video Editing, Filming Skills, Media Skills, Communication Skills, Team Building Skills, CV Skills and Social Skills.
The Programme Fact Sheet
First, tell us you’re interested either at school assembly, tutorial, information event or online at www.ncsyes.co.uk and the NCS team will contact you. They will go through the application form over the phone. Parents or guardians will need to give verbal consent over the phone for you to attend and make a payment either over the phone or online, unless you are eligible for a bursary. Once you’ve said YES, and signed up we’ll invite you to attend a meet & greet day.
NCS Drop-In Sessions -
May 6th - 7th, 10am - 3pm, Prior Pursglove College, Guisborough, TS14 6BU
Please come to the main reception and one of our staff will direct you to the correct area.
You only need to attend one of the days and you can come any time between 10am - 3pm.
You should be there for no longer than 20 minutes. It is also an opportunity to pick up your NCS T-shirt.
You must bring with you your completed medical form signed by your parent or guardian that was sent to you in your welcome pack. No student can attend the NCS programme unless the medical form is completed and signed. If you have lost/forgot the medical form we will have forms on the day. This is also a good opportunity for parents/guardians to ask any questions they may have about the project. We will also be giving you information about the coach pick up point locations and times for the first weeks residential.
You must bring your completed and signed medical form that was sent to you in the post with your welcome pack.
NCS Barbecue Day & Meet your Team +
Sunday July 4th Hunley Hotel & Golf Club, Ings Lane, Brotton, Saltburn, TS12 2FT
This is a great opportunity for you to get to know your group before going away; its also a great opportunity to celebrate the end of exams and the start to summer. There will be lots of opportunities to meet and talk to all your fellow NCS participants; you will also be treated to a delicious barbecue.
Project 1: 11am - 12 Noon
Project 2: 1pm - 2pm
Project 3: 3pm - 4pm
Phase 1 +
Project 1: July 3rd - July 7th, YHA Coniston HH, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8D
Project 2: July 20th - July 24th, Ingleborough Hall, Clapham, Lancaster, LA2 8EF
Project 3: August 4th - August 8th, FSC Castlehead, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6QT
Your son/daughter will spend an exciting 5 days and 4 nights away from home with team building, problem solving and challenging outdoor activities and having fun!
Activities: Abseiling, high ropes, zip-lines, low ropes; canoeing, orienteering, archery and team challenges. Evening activities will be an introduction to the community, media, presenting and filming projects.
Phase 2 +
Project 1: July 10th - July 14th, Hunley Hotel & Golf Club, Brotton, Saltburn TS12 2QQ
Project 2: July 27th - July 31st, Hunley Hotel & Golf Club, Brotton, Saltburn TS12 2QQ
Project 3: August 11th - August 15th, Peat Rigg Centre, Cropton, YO18 8EX
Activities: Presentation Skills, Media Skills, Filming Skills, Politics, Business Visits, Journalism, MP & Local Councillor Visits, Photography, Guest Motivational Speakers, CV Building Skills, Team Building, Radio Interviews, IT Skills, Business Skills.
Phase 3 - Social Action Planning +
Project 1: July 17th - July 21st, 10am - 4pm, Prior Pursglove College, Church Street, Guisborough TS14 6BU
Project 2: August 3rd - August 7th, 10am - 4pm, Prior Pursglove College, Church Street, Guisborough TS14 6BU
Project 3: August 18th to August 22nd, 10am - 4pm, Prior Pursglove College, Church Street, Guisborough TS14 6BU
During Phase 3 you will arrange to meet local charities and community groups, research and plan your Social Action projects within your team.
Phase 4 - Social Action Delivery +
Where: Venues to be decided during Phase 3
Project 1 July 24th - July 28th, 10am - 4pm
Project 2 August 10th - August 14th, 10am - 4pm
Project 3 August 25th - August 29th, 10am - 4pm
During Phase 4 you will be delivering the Social Action project you decided on during Phase 3.
NCS Graduation Night +
Where: Venue and Dates TBC.
The Graduation Night is a celebration of all your achievements during your NCS Projects. Parents and Friends are invited. The night will be presented by the students on your projects and we will feature all the videos shot during the projects and you will receive your NCS Graduation Certificate signed by the Prime Minister and your Vinspired Volunteering certificate.