Our amazing NCS Experience 2018 by Siobhan & Abi

NCS is an amazing experience for any school leaver after a very stressful few months of exams at school. Not only did my confidence levels increase massively but also, I made a great group of new friends who I believe I will be friends with for a very long time. The summer programme consisted of four very different weeks. Week one and two were residential, in which we had to be independent and had to challenge ourselves, this has led to us feeling more willing and confident to try new stuff. The programme helped us to face our worst fears and allowed us to conquer them. The third week was preparation for our social action project, which our group decided to support our local charity the Grenfell club, this allowed us to give back to a charity which helps so many different people in our area who have learning difficulties. We planned an amazing fancy dress sponsored walk, a race night and a charity football match with stalls where we all together raised over £2100. The programme was excellent and we both made unforgettable memories.

After attending the summer programme all graduates had the opportunity to apply to be on the Regional Youth Board and attend Kickstart. Both mine and Abi’s applications were successful, we travelled to Milton Keynes where we met our Regional Youth Board team NE1. Here we took part in passion point sessions, meetings and team building activities. We then began planning our Regional Youth Board meetings for 2018/2019 and began to consider options for what we could do for social action day. The NCS summer programme alone was an incredible experience but to be offered to do something after NCS was an extra bonus and we both hope to do more with NCS over the next few years.

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Big thanks to all the people and local businesses who have contacted Redcar Mayor Billy Wells Cllr Newcomen and Imagineyoucanuk in the last few days to support the 75 years VE Day Celebration Event in Redcar on May 8th. Special thanks to Craig Holmes, Ruth Hebden from Valorum Foundation at Marske Hall, Steve & Lynne at Coastal View and Martin McDonagh. We want to get as many Primary & Secondary schools involved on the day as possible as well as more Local Businesses. It would be great if everyone used the theme to decorate their premises and stalls, dress up in period costume on the day and help put The Mighty Redcar on the map again.
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The 2020 May bank holiday will be moved back by four days to Friday May 8th for the whole of the UK to coincide and celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Victory in Europe Day, marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe. The holiday will form part of a three-day weekend of commemorative events. They will include more than 20,000 pubs encouraging people to toast the heroes of the war, while churches will take part in a Ringing Out for Peace.
Announcing the change, Business Secretary Greg Clark said: "It will ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to remember and honour our heroes of the Second World War and reflect on the sacrifices of a generation. “Sir Andrew Gregory, chief executive of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, said the government's decision was "fitting". "It is our duty to keep the events of the past alive in collective memory, including future generations, this is how we ensure that such a conflict never happens again," he said. "It is our hope that the nation takes a moment to reflect on the significance of this date, as a milestone that changed the course of history for the whole world," he added. The May Day Bank Holiday has been moved only once before. It was changed from the 1st May to the 8th May in 1995 to mark the 50th anniversary of VE Day.
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IYC Crazy NCS'ers from 2013, love to know what they are doing now😁😁😁🤓
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