National Citizen Service This Autumn

You may remember in the summer I spoke about the National Citizen Service campaign, and how your 16 and 17 year old son or daughter could get involved, well there’s still time for them to take part during the autumn half term, its the last one for 2018, and sounds like a great week for your teen to get out, have fun and meet new people, whilst doing something worthwhile, I know that my 15 year old daughter is looking forward to taking part when she completes her gcses in Summer 2019, but until then, she is working hard to gain the grades she needs for her A Levels.

As well as spending a week away from home, they will be building confidence with new friends and getting involved in adrenaline-fuelled outdoor activities. They will then learn essential life skills before heading back home to put everything into practise with a social action project based on an issue they feel passionate about.

Whilst supporting young people’s transition into adulthood and developing their strength of character, the NCS programme also offers a much deserved break from the pressure of starting their final years at school; providing a fun experience that encourages a new sense of purpose, optimism and belonging.

Whether your child is in Year 12 and looking for an incredible getaway during autumn half term or in Year 11 and planning ahead to celebrate next summer – this is it! NCS is the perfect way to go on an adventure, meet amazing people and discover a skill they never knew they had – all in one week in autumn or 3-4 weeks over summer.

During the October half term week your teen will experience 4 days away from home. 3 days learning skills for their future. 30 hours of social action on an issue THEY feel passionate about. It’s the week where they get to chill out, experience exhilarating outdoor activities, nail down the skills they’ll need for their future and meet a whole bunch of amazing people at the same time. So what’s stopping them?

October Offer: The NCS Autumn experience costs just £25 (with promo code AUTUMN25) which covers food, activities and accommodation, with financial assistance available too.

NCS is delivered by more than a hundred local organisations across the country. There are still places available for year 11s who would like to experience living away from home, develop skills to boost their CV, and meet amazing people they’ll never forget . To find out more and sign up to the autumn programme, go to

To date:

Almost 500,000 young people have taken part, more than 12  million hours of community action have been completed and for every £1 spent NCS 2016 summer programme delivered between £1.15 and £2.42 of benefits back to society.

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