Earlier this year we wrote a postabout the excellent opportunity offered to teens through the National Citizen Service.If this is the first time you have heard of it you will certainly want to read on. This opportunity can actually change your child’s life.
What is the National Citizen Service?
The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government-backed programme that was introduced in 2011. Providing teenagers with a boost of confidence, the NCS autumn programme gives 16-17 year-olds the chance to embark on four days away from home getting involved in outward-bound activities, three days of learning skills for their future, and 30 hours of social action focusing on an issue they feel passionate about.
What will my child actually do with the NCS?
Your child will join a group of other children of their age on a residential stay during which they will have the opportunity to learn new life skills, embark on team-building exercises and work together on a community-based social action project.
In participating, the next generation will develop the skills, knowledge and confidence that will help them to be positive, valuable adults of the future that know can change the world around them for the better.
The programme introduces them to a range of activities and skills they might not otherwise experience that will increase not only their confidence in themselves and their own abilities and worth, but also in others. Bringing together 16 and 17-year-olds from a range of backgrounds, encouraging them to work independently and as a team and enabling them to see how their actions positively impacts their community is certain to be an experience they will not forget and one that they will utilise for the rest of their lives.
With the October half term rapidly approaching, this is the last change of the year for teenagers to participate in the 2018 NCS programme, so they will need to hurry to get registered for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Oh yes, and the great news for us parents is that it is only half the price too – read on!
The aim of NCS was to create a more cohesive, mobile and engaged society. The results have proven astonishing, with the following results to date:
- More than 500,000 teenagers have participated in the NCS programme so far
- Together, they have completed more than 12 million hoursof community action
- For every £1 spent in 2016, the NCS’ programme that year delivered more than £1.15 and £2.42 back to society. How is that for a return on investment?!
It does sound good! But how much will it cost?
The total cost for your child to participate is only £50. This includes everything; the four days of residential accommodation, activities and food – in fact, everything they will be doing and will need during their stay. Excellent value, I’m sure you’ll agree!
To make this opportunity even better, the NCS is offering your child the chance to take part for just £25 this October half term! This autumn sees the last chance for thousands of teens across the country to make unforgettable memories, boost their self development
and help their local communities with the National Citizen Service (NCS). Click here for your child to sign up to the NCS’ October programme by 22ndOctober,entering the code Autumn25 to take advantage of 50% off the cost. That’s just £25 for four days of unforgettable experiences that will see their confidence soar, their abilities and skills widen and their CV considerably more impressive!
You’ve heard the saying about seizing the moment? This is one that your child won’t want to miss – Harry included. He’s a few months away from reaching 16 yet, but this is definitely on his list for next year.
Where can I find out more?
As well as their website, you can also find the NCS on Facebook and Twitter with the handles @NCS, or over on Insta at @NCSYes.
And finally, signing up is easy. Just get your child to click here and sign up to NCS’ autumn programmeusing the code AUTUMN25 before 22nd October to reduce the cost to just £25. Memories and skills of a lifetime, guaranteed!