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Youth ConnexionsNational Citizen Service complements the PSHE and Citizenship curriculum

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a government backed programme that helps young people build skills for work, life and the transition into adulthood. It invites young people to be the best they can, whatever their background and ambition. The programme is for young people aged 15-17 and enables them to become more confident by taking part in socially responsible activities such as social action projects.
                                        
Watford NCS groupYC Hertfordshire is a major delivery partner for the scheme, and runs programmes throughout the year. Participation offers young people the opportunity to master the art of communication and encouragement, making lifelong friends along the way. Visit the website here:

 

NCS with YC Hertfordshire is an exciting part-residential youth programme that runs for 12 days during the spring (commencing February half term) and 20 days consecutively during the summer school holidays. Each programme is made up of 4 parts; the summer programme is as follows:

  • A five-day stay at a residential activity centre, packed full of team building, problem solving and challenging activities.
  • A further five-day stay at another centre, this time developing skills, meeting with inspirational people and organisations.
  • 30 hours designing and planning a social action project to benefit the local community
  • 30 hours making ideas come to life, carrying out the social action project, demonstrating the skills developed and making a difference in the local community.

 

Watford group litter pickThe spring programme is a condensed version of the summer, as follows:-

  • A four-day stay at a residential activity centre full of team building, problem solving and challenging activities
  • Three days non-residential, developing skills
  • 10 hours designing and planning a social action project
  • 20 hours making ideas come to life, and carrying out the social action project

 

For details of how students can sign up or to express an interest, visit the following website, or contact ncs@hertfordshire.gov.uk or phone 01992 555604 if you have any questions.