NCS - 16 to 17? places for October Half Term available


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Saw this, thought of y'all......dig in folks...


Everyone has a story. So what’s yours?
If you want to have the same experience as the thousands of 16 and 17 year olds who took part in NCS this summer, then now is your chance. There are places available on NCS this autumn (which is open to 16-17 year olds in England and 15-16 year olds in Northern Ireland)!

NCS is an opportunity to do exciting outdoor activities, meet new people and make a real difference to your local area. Doing NCS is not just great fun, you will also be able to boost your CV by learning skills and taking on challenges that employers and universities love.

You will spend a week in October (during half term) away from home getting to know your new teammates and having an amazing adventure. When you get back you will reconnect with your team and take part in skill building sessions, which will then help you to plan and deliver a project which could make a real difference to your community.

At the end of the programme, you will be presented with a certificate signed by the Prime Minister to recognise the contribution you will have made to your community and your country.

All the activities will be organised around your school and college commitments. So what are you waiting for - register your interest today.
I would be interested to hear whether ACF/CCF/SCC/ATC etc Units have been approached or may already be well aware and making the utmost of the opportunities ?

NCS schemes are delivered on the ground by various youth organisations:
Young Lives
Football League Trust ( Leyton Orient and Norwich FC to name two in Eastern England)
Luton Culture etc
Future Foundations
etc etc
The ACF are running this at present and are half way through it, the ATC & SCC dont appear to be doing much. Having seen the civilian programme in action I would say its another government initiative chucking money away to youngstres who are already achieving, and totally missing the people who would actually benefit from taking part!!!


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I have understood what you are saying ( rather than ' I hear what you say...but..')

Not had first- hand experience of the NCS scheme in operation ( both junior goats are now above the cut-off age) - and if you have, then I bow to your experience - but seems to me that the Do Nothing/' Its-All-Too-Difficult-And-Will-End-In-Tears ' option is seldom the best way ahead.

As that disabled half-pint The Immortal Memory said ' better to be shot for doing something than for doing nothing' (optimum solution of course is don't get shot at all, get home in time for tea and stickies)

I think the point is that there are quite a few savvy young folk out there who have zero interest in the Armed Forces....but would actually, secretly, quite enjoy some of the things that the Cadet forces various have been doing for years ( but without the <shudder> militaristic overtones that so aggravate some non-mil mums and dads)

here's a pretty lady talking about it anyway...which is never an unwelcome sight:

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