St Mary's Welcomes the National Citizen Service

St Mary’s has signed up to take part in the NCS (National Citizen Service) and today (Friday, 24th November) welcomed Sylvia and Ade who gave a presentation to Year 11 students on the great opportunities there are for individuals and groups taking part in the programme. Pleasingly, the vast majority of our students signed up today for more information, with a view to taking part in this life-changing opportunity in the summer of 2018, just after their GCSE examinations.

NCS is a three-part programme for 15-17 year olds. It’s perfect for boosting CV experience, personal statements, and UCAS forms. It’s also an unforgettable experience which builds confidence and independence.

The programme is a government-funded initiative that brings together schools, community organisations, businesses and individuals to build a stronger and more cohesive society. It never costs more than £50, and financial assistance can be requested.

The programme’s three parts are:

Phase 1 – Adventure
Develop confidence, meet new people, and build your team on an outdoor residential.

Phase 2 – Skills
You and your team work together to learn a new skill in sport, media, photography, music, drama, enterprise or art.

Phase 3 – Social Action
Each team creates a project and pitches it to local business leaders in our NCS Dragon’s Den. You’ll then make your project a reality in your local area.

The NCS programme also helps teenagers connect to their local community through social action projects designed and delivered by the young people themselves.

For more information on the NCS please visit: