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It’s been a real pleasure working with Imagine You Can this summer to deliver our digital making curriculum. Their Team Leaders and Mentors are highly professional and very supportive. It was great to see how engaged the young people were with the work. Highly recommended.

Mark Calleja Raspberry Pi Youth Programmes Manager


I have first-hand experience of the work of IYC over the last few years, delivering NCS to students within my schools, both Outwood Academy Bydales in Marske-by-the-Sea, and Outwood Academy Redcar, in Redcar. I liaise closely with Dave over the promotion of both the summer and October half-term schedules, securing high sign-up rates, and also during the summer, sharing photographs and updates on our school social media and website to celebrate the work of students ‘as it happens’, and build interest amongst the next cohort of students who will benefit from the programme. The quality of the NCS programme led by IYC is really impressive, and I am sure that the fantastic experience students receive, and our close liaison over promotion, has led to ever rising numbers of young people receiving a quality experience, and then going on to make such a difference with local social action projects. What makes the programme delivered by IYC so excellent is the attention to detail, the quality of the experiences, and the thought that has gone into the skills that are targeted for development during in particular the second residential week. I thoroughly recommend the IYC team as providers for NCS in my academies. The quality of the residentials, the workshops, and support of students during their social action projects is second to none. The vision of Dave King, and his relentless efforts to promote NCS is nothing short of inspirational. You can see some of the promotion of IYC/NCS and our love of the programme on our school website here: https://www.bydales.outwood.com/ncs

Andrew Wappat, Executive Principle Outwood Academy Bydales & Outwood Academy Redcar


Having worked as a trainer with several NCS providers across the North East in the last five years, without doubt, Imagine You Can are the best. Organisation - great communication before the training day and on arrival - guaranteed, all the workbooks, feedback forms, pens etc will be ready and waiting. The room will be laid out perfectly and all the participants ready to go. Team Leaders - this project recruits the most supportive, sensitive and engaged team leaders. They are crucial to the success of our public speaking workshop as much of it is done in small groups and is facilitated by the leaders. I’m always impressed how in tune they are with what we are seeking to achieve with each of the activities. Participants - by the time of the workshop they have undertaken several activities including their residential. The quality of the team building Imagine You Can undertake means that when they come to the challenge of public speaking, they are tight knit groups, fully attentive and supportive of each other. This is vital. Appreciation - Dave King and his team welcome you as a valued part of their programme. They are the only NCS provider I have worked with who have not only invited me to their graduation but asked me to be a guest speaker. It was a fabulous evening. I cannot recommend Imagine You Can highly enough and hope they will continue as an NCS provider for many years to come.

Speakers Trust London, Gareth Jenkins.


I am writing to you to give my continued support delivering your excellent National Citizen Service projects in Redcar & East Cleveland. I have seen first-hand the quality of your projects over the last 18 months since I became the Elected Mayor of the Tees Valley Combined Authority. As you know I am very supportive of small and large businesses alongside community groups in our area and seeing the way your projects develop our future generation in public speaking, confidence building and the world of work is a real inspiration. The many Social Action projects your students have delivered in our area is truly outstanding along with the media coverage. Also, as well as delivering the numerous projects the amount of funding your students raised for excellent causes last summer 2018 of over £10,000 just shows the talent and motivation of the young people in our area due to being involved with NCS. Simon Clarke MP and I were particularly impressed with your attention to detail and the great experience and skills your company gives the students which was very noticeable at your celebration events. We were also impressed with the number of quality businesses, local councillors and community groups in attendance along with parents. I look forward to supporting your NCS projects in 2019 and hope you will continue as an NCS provider for many years to come.

Ben Houchen, Elected Mayor, Tees Valley Combined Authority


For the BBC documentary The Mighty Redcar we wanted to find a young person and give them the chance to be the narrator. Everyone we spoke to recommended Imagine You Can NCS to find young people who were confident and passionate about their area. We met Madison and she told us about her work with Imagine You Can. We thought she was brilliant, and it was clear that the work the NCS had done with her and given her a special kind of confidence I rarely see in my job with people of her age. I can't thank Dave enough for helping us and I think what we've achieved is giving a young person the chance to talk about her area in a way which shows the realities but also shows how proud they are of it too.

The Mighty Redcar, BBC 2 Documentary. Dan Dewsbury Director 72 Films, London.


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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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