Students take on the NCS challenge

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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Two students climbing on a wide log ladder

A group of our students are taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) this year and they have recently been to a residential at Dukeshouse Wood in Northumberand for 2 days. The students had the chance to take part in a variety of activities including archery and high ropes. The activities are designed to develop the students’ teamwork and communication skills.

Greenbank College student, Ifti said:

“I loved my time at Dukeshouse Wood on the NCS residential, it was really fun. I took part in archery which I enjoyed a lot. I also faced my fear by doing some climbing on the ropes, it was scary but fun! I’m looking forward to getting my certificate!

We are now planning a party for the local community in Everton for the Social Action part of the programme.”

The residential is part of a 3-part programme that also includes a range of workshops where students will learn leadership, teamwork, communication and employability skills as well as a social action project where they can make a difference to their local community.

What is National Citizen Service (NCS)

National Citizen Service offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that helps young people build skills for work and life, embark on new challenges, meet new people and contribute to your local community.

The programme was delivered in partnership with Everton in the Community.