Heanor and Ripley Teenagers - What Are Your Plans This Summer?
8th April 2013
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If you’ve not heard of the NCS yet, it is a fantastic national scheme funded by the government. It offers 15 – 17 year olds a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop life skills that “they can’t teach them in class”. This scheme enables young people to:

  • Take on new challenges and learn new skills;
  • Make a difference while making new friends;
  • Grow their confidence and their CV;
  • Experience something new as they help out their community;
  • Graduate with a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.

As part of this experience, youngsters help to plan and deliver a community project and use this experience to develop their skills for later life.

Working in a team, the participants will have the chance to take part in exciting outdoor activities like mountaineering, caving and abseiling. They then design and deliver their own social action project within their local community. For example, this could mean working with other young people, volunteers and/or community members to improve the area where they live, helping to renovate a youth centre or other public building, or any other project which will benefit people living in the local area.

If you or any one you know of want to get involved please get in contact with Chris Theobold,  National Citizens Service Project Officer at Derby College. Please ring Chris on 0300 1237890 Ext: 4237 or alternatively, email at him at Christophertheobold@derby-college.ac.uk.

To celebrate their achievements, all who complete the program will then be invited to a graduation ceremony at the Roundhouse with the NCS staff and participants where they will receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.

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Sarah A

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Hi, I'm Sarah. I've lived in Heanor with my family for over 10 years and I'm passionate about our beautiful little corner of this historical county. If you know of something that's great about our area,...

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