Churchill Community College awarded Bronze] Champion status by National Citizen Service (NCS)

National Citizen Service (NCS) has awarded Bronze ‘Champion’ status to Churchill Community College thanks to its great commitment to working alongside NCS to build awareness of the NCS programme and having exceeded expectations in promoting the programme as well as recruiting students to take part.

The North Tyneside School has been given the accolade from the royal chartered NCS programme, which supports young people’s transition to adulthood by developing their strength of character and life-skills. The programme is open to 16-17 year olds and takes place during the summer holidays.

NCS includes outdoor team-building exercises, a university-style residential and the opportunity for teenagers to create their own social action and make a difference in their local communities.

Churchill Community College achieved the award thanks to their commitment to the programme during the 2017/18 academic year, ensuring that students signed up to take part in the summer programme. The Bronze award is granted to schools which see over 20% of their year 11 sign up to the programme.

 Jill Huxtbale, [Head of School at Churchill Community College says:

“This year continues to see a fantastic reaction from our pupils who have attended NCS, which has resulted in a positive impact throughout the whole of Churchill Community School. We’ve seen first-hand how the programme can enhance our students’ CVs when planning for their future – be that for university, college or the world of work. We’re really proud to have been awarded ‘Champion’ status by NCS and look forward to our pupils continuing to benefit from the programme in the years to come.”

Thierry Brown, NCS Recruitment Coordinator for North Tyneside says:

 “We always receive a warm welcome from staff and students at Churchill Community School so I am delighted to present an award to mark their NCS Champion status. Current year 11s can now sign up to the 2019 summer NCS programme – places fill up fast so I’d encourage them to take action before it’s too late.”

NCS is making a positive contribution towards developing our country’s future talent and is proven to increase confidence, communication and leadership abilities. University participation rates for those who take part in NCS was on average 12% higher than those who didn’t take part*.

Izzi Dorrian, Head of Education engagement at the NCS Trust comments:

“Through working closely with schools and colleges across the UK, we are able to ensure more young people have the opportunity to be aware of the amazing benefits which come with participating in the programme. This collaboration is helping us to ensure the programme is embedded in local communities and reminds us exactly how the programme is helping change the futures of thousands of young people each year.”

Places on NCS this summer are already limited. Year 11 students can book now for just £35 at Young people eligible for free school meals are entitled to a bursary and can take part for £10 when calling 0191 247 4020.