Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Choose The National Citizen Service ( NCS) For An Unstoppable Experience For Ages 15 to 17

Choose the  NCS( National Citizen Service) for an unstoppable experience!

I have some friends whose kids are coming up for there GCSE's this year and I myself have have a young Nephew who is 17  and a niece who turns 15 next year , my Niece is a a whizz with social media and her video skills are truly epic.The world of media has certainly changed from when I was a teenager and all I had was a Spectrum 48 K that I played games on and sometimes dabbled in writing computer programs. I truly learnt patience waiting for my Spectrum games while crossing my finger hoping the games would load as it was all done via cassette.

I know when it came to year 11 for my son he got his himself a part time job in the food industry and while he was earning I don't feel it was necessary the best for his confidence at the time especially after his GCSE's. It was not just the fact that the low pay got him down although we all like more cash it was the way he was treated sometimes , though on occasion he was happy especially when he got the recognition for outstanding service.We have always as parents did our best to give him the confidence that he needed for the future ( and still do so )  and it all started with leaving him at Beavers one day and literally running away.I think he had grown up to be a well young young man not at all embraced by his parents ( or parent looks in mirror! ) 

When you're 15 you are at a crossroads in your life and often unsure when path you will follow in either education after doing GCSe's or A levels and it is at this age that it helps to build up your skill base as well as doing things that will help your confidence.

Did you know that there is a government based Activity programme for teenagers called "National Citizens Advice " which runs in England and Northern Ireland.Their aim is to help build  more  engaged cohesive society and in also bringing young people from different backgrounds this through the NCS helps them to become better individuals which in turn means better citizens.

NCS is an activity programme of two to four weeks  brings outstanding  opportunities at an amazing price of only £50 it is aimed at 16-17 year old. In the first week there are team building exercises.After which they go onto progress while being in the same groups to doing life skills and social interaction in the community.And the end of all this there is a celebration event and of course friends and experiences that you will value for the rest of your life.This year more than 100,000 teenagers from different backgrounds will come together in common purpose on NCS. That means one in six of the cohort of 16 year olds will live together, develop skills together and build community projects together. And support is even to those students with additional needs so no one is excluded which is marvellous.

And just because you might have a summer holiday booked don't worry as the NCS will find you a place to suit your plans so why not find out more by looking here and you can also sign up.

I know friends of my teen who have signed up and I have see the transformations and the transformation are amazing as one teenage friend of my son thought that they would never amount to anything has gone on to helping out himself with the NCS to going onto university to study Sports Science.And his unstoppable experience all started with the National Citizen Service ( NCS).

For every £1 spent, NCS' 2016 programme delivered between £1.15 and £2.42 of benefits back to society.NCS is amazing value for money and the whole experience including food,accomodation and travel costs just £50 and if needed bursaries are available on a case by case basis.

So why not sign up your Year 11 this summer for this once in a lifetime experience where your teen will have fun whilst building their confidence, making new friends and learning life skills that can't be taught in a classroom. 

You can also connect with the NCS on their social media pages;
Facebook  Twitter  and Instagram

This is a collaboration post.

1 comment:

  1. I remember loading those games and then they fail 10 seconds before the end. The games were like the times simple but fun. So much pressure on children these days to achieve.


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