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National Citizen Service Rolls Out

4 October 2012



16 and 17-year-olds from North East Lincolnshire have a once in a life time opportunity to take part in National Citizen Service during the October half-term holiday. Following the success of the scheme over the summer it is being made available to young people in the autumn for the first time.


30 young people from  North East Lincolnshire will be travelling to Caythorpe where they will have the chance to do activities including abseiling, kayaking and team challenges. To sign up go to/contact  email Grimsby Town Sports and Education Trust on or call 01472 752850 or through central sign up at WWW.DIRECT.GOV.UK/NCS


The new autumn programme will give more young people a chance to get involved in NCS. Over half term they will spend time away from home doing outdoor activities and learning new skills. During the rest of the programme, taking place over the following six weeks, they will work with their teams to learn about their community and organise and run their own social action projects.


NCS ambassador Bear Grylls said “National Citizen Service is an incredible programme which reaches out to young people in all communities around the country and offers them the chance to learn great life and outdoor skills. It gives them opportunities to develop skills such as teamwork, leadership, adventure, pride and responsibility. I would urge young people to sign up to the places available to take part in this brilliant scheme this autumn.”


Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd, said: “We want to offer every teenager the opportunity to take part in National Citizen Service.


“It’s an incredibly positive programme that brings young people from across the country together, stretching them with new experiences and with the chance to do something very positive in their community, while also developing skills that will make them more work ready.”


The autumn programme builds on the success of NCS, now in its second pilot year, which was so popular that in the independent evaluation from 2011, nine out of 10 young people who’d been involved said that they would recommend it to a friend.”

Successful graduate Rowanne Sampson commented


‘I learnt that I can challenge myself and can overcome my fears quite easily –

especially if I have a supportive group cheering me on. I also became more confident around new people since then and am very grateful for the experience that NCS has provided for me over the past 4 weeks. I would like to continue volunteering within the community and I'm currently volunteering at an Old People's Home. I would definitely encourage others to do it! If I could repeat my experience I wouldn't hesitate to do it all over again. It's definitely something that's NOT worth missing out on and I encourage everyone who can to give it a go!!!’


And another graduate, Adam Norris, added

‘Participating in the NCS has been one of the best choices I have ever made.  I would recommend it to anyone.  I hope the programme stays running so that other young people can have a great experience like I did.  Thank you for creating and funding this amazing scheme.’       


Please note we have limited places available and these are being taken up incredibly quickly, so if you are interested apply as soon as possible.

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