Here at ‘crazy little thing called love’I have been busy learning all about ‘National Citizens Service’ (NCS). With one teenager in the house already and another one rapidly approaching his teenage years,this is something of great interest to me.
I am a firm believer in the great opportunities that can be achieved by keeping my children fit and active by encouraging them to take part in new activities especially whilst bringing them up in this ever growing technological world. I want them to explore new things and see what wonderful opportunities are awaiting them in the big wide world whilst also giving them the chance to meet new people and make new friends.
National citizen service is open to all 16 and 17 year olds across England and Northern Ireland,it is a government backed initiate and was established to help build a more cohesive,mobile and engaged society.
It is a 2-4 week programme taking place during the summer holidays,it brings together young people from different backgrounds to share unique experiences together. Including rock climbing,canoeing, hiking,archery and zip wires.This in turn encourages-team work,working together and supporting each other. Access to all these amazing opportunities costs just £50 and includes food,accommodation and activities. Financial assistance can also be requested.
This year more than 100,000 teenagers from different backgrounds will come together via NCS if you would like your child to be a part of this don’t delay, register your interest for further information. NCS will endeavour to find a spot on one of their programmes that you can fit in around any summer plans you may already have.
I see this as something wonderful which I would definetly love my two to experience-anything that gets them out and about whilst moving ,socialising and gaining both self-confidence and independence in a safe secure environment gets my vote everytime.
- There are still places available for your year 11s to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity this summer. To sign up now go to the NCS website.
*This is a collaborative post with ‘NCS’*