An Unforgettable Summer for Sixth Form Students
Adventure. Discovery. Social Action. Celebration. This is what awaited Year 12 students Emma and Hannah over the summer break as they took the opportunity to get involved with the National Citizen Service’s ‘Summer Programme’.
Open to teenagers aged between fifteen and seventeen, the National Citizen Service provides fun and exciting learning opportunities to challenge young adults and help them discover who they are. The programme comprises of four phases which are specifically designed to open up new experiences, build confidence and develop key skills, such as team building and public speaking.
Students Emma and Hannah were given the chance to stay in university accommodation; work alongside community partners to raise money and awareness; and try their hand at activities such as canoeing, free falling, crate stacking, orienteering and hiking.
Emma described taking part in the programme as ‘one of the best decisions she has ever made’ and it has ‘helped her to take on more responsibility which in turn has improved her confidence, social skills and independence’.
For Hannah, her time with the National Citizen Service was ‘one of the best experiences of her life’ and has ‘inspired her to do more to help the local community.’