National Citizen Service (NCS) with Youth Connexions St Albans Team, Summer 2017

  • Summer 2017
    Starts 14 August 2017
    Finishes 8 September 2017
  • £50
  • Harpenden
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National Citizen Service with Hertfordshire County Council Youth Connexions 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 four weeks of your summer
  • 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 2017 programme and bursaries are available. Anyone and everyone aged 16-17 (in School Years 11 and 12) is welcome.

The St Albans NCS programme

Summer 2017 schedule for the St Albans district (St Albans, Harpenden, London Colney, Redbourn, Colney Heath and surrounding areas):

Part 1 – Embark on an adventure
You’ll spend four nights away from home at Kingswood Colomendy Outdoor Centre in North Wales (CH7 5LB) from 7th to 11th August 2017. 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, such as raft building, archery, rock climbing, kayaking and the 'leap of faith' on high ropes. You’ll get to know your team mates, build confidence and leadership skills and achieve things you never thought possible.

Part 2 – Build skills for life
Part 2 is a further four nights away from home at Hudnall Park, Hudnall Common, Little Gaddesden (HP4 1QN) from 14th to 18th August 2017. 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.

Part 3 – Back on home turf
Part 3 is 30 hours over five days (non-residential) 21st-25th August 2017 based at the Harpenden Youth Centre (above Harpenden Library). 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.

Part 4 – Make your mark on your local community
During Part 4 you’ll spend a further 30 hours over five days (non-residential) at the Harpenden Youth Centre, 28th August-1st September 2017, making your project come to life, demonstrating the impressive skills you’ve developed and working with your team to make a lasting difference in your local area.

Everyone who successfully completes NCS with Youth Connexions 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.


Venue: Two residentials then at Harpenden Youth Centre, 27 High Street, Harpenden AL5 2RU

Age Range: 16-17

Cost: £50

Timing and Repeats:
Please see above for the St Albans summer 2017 NCS schedule.

Booking Info: Booking always needed

Contact: Robert Brown, tel: 01442 454070

Organisation: Youth Connexions NCS Team, tel: 01992 555682, email:, website: click here...

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