National Citizen Service (NCS) with YC Hertfordshire for Harlow and Epping, Summer 2018
Starts July or AugFinishes after 3 weeks
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National Citizen Service with YC Hertfordshire is a really exciting opportunity for 16 and 17 year-olds (School Years 11 and 12) during the school summer holidays. It's a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience that will be one of the most exhilarating and rewarding times of your life. You'll take on new challenges, gain new skills and work as a team to help people in your local area. It all starts with yes! Sign up now!
National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government-backed programme that helps young people build skills for work, life and their transition into adulthood.
What’s in it for you?
- It's a really fun way to spend three or four weeks of your summer holidays
- It will help you build independence and confidence and prepare you for life beyond school or college
- You'll develop qualities valued by employers
- If you're thinking about university, NCS will look excellent on your UCAS form
- You'll make lifelong friends along the way
Each place is worth hundreds of pounds, but you pay just £50 for the summer 2018 programme and bursaries are available. Anyone and everyone aged 16-17 (in School Years 11 and 12) is welcome.
The Harlow and Epping NCS programme
Summer 2018 schedule for the Harlow and Epping area, including Chigwell, Loughton, North Weald, Waltham Abbey and Redbridge:
Phase 1 – Embark on an adventure
You'll spend four nights away from home at Pikes Pool, Bromsgrove in Birmingham (B60 1LJ). There you’ll experience the freedom of living away from home in an outdoor environment. You’ll take part in a whole spectrum of adrenaline-fuelled activities, for example raft building, archery, rock climbing, kayaking and high ropes. You’ll get to know your team mates, build confidence and leadership skills and achieve things you never thought possible.
Phase 2 – Build skills for life
Part 2 is a further four nights away from home at either Newlands Park in Buckinghamshire or the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield. This week is all about developing skills for life. You’ll take part in workshops and learn skills such as emergency first aid. No team will make it through this week without mastering the art of communication and encouragement.
Phase 3 – Back on home turf
Part 3 is 30 hours per week for one or two weeks (non-residential) based at Loughton Centre for Young People or Epping Forest College. You’ll have the opportunity to design your own social action project, which will benefit your local community. You’ll pitch your ideas to the rest of your team and then work together to plan, research and create the resources needed to turn your ideas into reality.
Phase 4 - Graduation
Everyone who successfully completes NCS with YC Hertfordshire will be invited to the graduation event in September. You'll be reunited with your team mates and can showcase all your achievements to your parents/carers and receive your NCS certificates of achievement.
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Register your interest or sign up now
Interested in taking part? Please fill out this online form:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01992 555682 to talk to the YC Hertfordshire NCS Team.
Venue: Two residentials then at Loughton Centre for Young People or Epping Forest College, Borders Lane, Loughton IG10 3SA
Age Range: 16-17
Timing and Repeats:
There are two 3-week programmes to choose from:
> 9th-27th July 2018
> 6th-24th Aug 2018
Booking Info: Booking always needed