Notts County’s National Citizen Service [NCS] Programme is in its third year of delivering a once in a lifetime experience for teenagers aged 16 and 17.
Football in the Community are still recruiting participants for Summer 2017, as well as Team Leader’s and Mentor’s who’ll guide the participants through their NCS experience.
The programme offers a unique opportunity for teenagers to come together with other young people that they wouldn’t ordinarily have met in their day to day lives. Mixing cultures and social backgrounds. Over four weeks NCS will provide participants with an amazing springboard for their future by developing new skills and experiences.
What to expect:
Week 1 – Adventure (Mon-Fri)
You’ll head to Tawd Vale Scout Camp in Lancashire on a team building residential. You will participate in a mixture of activities, such as tree climbing, abseiling, kayaking, bush craft, weaselling and hiking. This phase of the programme enables you to bond with your team and develop your teamwork skills.
Transport, accommodation and food is provided.
Week 2 – Skills (Mon-Fri)
You’ll head to The University of Nottingham campus for your second residential week, a chance to get a real taste of independent living! Here you will have the opportunity to take part in engaging workshops and activities which aim to increase your skill set.
Accommodation and food is provided.
Weeks 3 and 4 – Social Action (60 Hours)
Your team will create and deliver your own community project around issues you really care about in your local area, such as homelessness, mental health or the local environment. You can be as inventive or creative as you like, it’s YOUR project and a real opportunity to showcase your skills, as well as give something back to the community.
The completion of NCS is marked with a graduation event, an opportunity to celebrate your achievements and all participants will receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.