The National Citizen Service (NCS) is available to all young people aged between 15* and 17 living in the UK (*Must turn 16 in that academic year). NCS is a personal and social development programme designed to support young people with their futures by equipping them with skills for work and life. NCS has been statistically shown to lower anxiety and is proven to boost confidence amongst young people. NCS will give young people the chance to meet new people, challenge themselves, make a difference and learn new skills whilst also having fun and putting something amazing on their CV.
The Summer NCS Programmes take place on weekdays during July and August, which is outside of school/college times so that young people can sign up even if they have other commitments.
Summer 2018—Lewes District NCS Programmes:
This Summer 2018 two NCS Programmes called ‘Waves’ will be running, one beginning on Monday 2nd July and one beginning on Monday 6th August that will run for 4 consecutive weeks.
Pre-Programme – Before programme starts there will be several opportunities to meet fellow NCSers and NCS staff, including an information evening for parents. For more information about these please use the contact details below. The NCS team leaders aim to meet with every NCSer on a 1:1 basis as they feel it’s important to get to know all NCSers individually before programme starts.
Phase 1 – Adventure—A 5 day/4 night residential to an outdoor activity centre where you’ll take part in activities such as: high ropes, rock climbing, raft building and much more. All food and transport is included. In July they will be heading to Adventure Wales and in August PGL Liddington in Swindon.
Phase 2 – Discovery—A 5 day/4 night residential to a local site which may include varied accommodation where the focus will be on learning new skills for work and life. During this week, you will take part in a First Aid Course, have a go at workshops such as Budgeting and Interview Skills and go out on visits to local organisations and charities to hear about their impact on the local community.
Phase 3 – Social Action—Working as a team, you will plan, design and deliver a project that will somehow make a different in/to your local community. Previous projects have included: Frozen Sing-Alongs, Quiz Nights, Open Mic Nights and Sponsored Sleep Outs. This phase takes place 9:30am-3:30pm* daily from Monday to Friday during your third and fourth weeks at a local venue in either Lewes or Newhaven. (*Timings may vary.)
Phase 4 – Celebration Event – Once the programme has finished, the teams in your Wave get back together in a Graduation-style event where you will receive your certificate signed by the Prime Minister and celebrate your hard work and achievements with family, friends and VIPs.
If you have any questions, queries or would like additional information, please contact: Shannon Clifford (Senior NCS Coordinator – Lewes District) by phone/text on 01323 401803 / 07961 525769, by email to Shannon.Clifford@themytrust.org or message on Facebook via East Sussex MYT Social Action. Alternatively, you can also find out more about NCS on the main website: www.NCSYES.co.uk.