Last Saturday was graduation day for our Autumn NCS participants who have now completed their NCS journey.It all started in October half term, where we spent four days on a residential in the Peak District taking part in challenging activities that promoted team work and activities that took our teams out of their comfort zones and was a new experience for many.
Over the four days, our teams got to know each other and bond together meeting new people and sharing common interests.
We then arrived back home to work on designing a project that would benefit the local community. Working with the ‘Citizenship Foundation’, our teams shared ideas and put plans in place to make these projects happen. One team decided to raise awareness around homelessness by taking part in a ‘Sleep Rough’ event at Glanford Park.
Braving the elements and with temperatures dropping as low as two degrees, our group experienced for one night, what it was like for people to sleep rough on the streets. Before taking part in this event, our group met up with ‘The Forge’ who are based in Scunthorpe.
The Forge offer a day service for vulnerable people. This enabled our group to get a better understanding of the support available to people who find themselves at a disadvantage.
Congratulations to all our graduates who have worked extremely hard these past two months and we hope you enjoy the game.
The NCS is a personal and social development programme for 16/17-year-olds and happens three times a year, spring, summer and the autumn.
To get involved in NCS 2014 contact Wayne Johnson on 01724 747673 or email email@example.com.