Princess Beatrice at a NCS Event Friday, 1 August 2014, with Sam Branson and his wife . I hope we get to see some of her speech soon!
NCS (National Citizen Service)- is a once-in-a lifetime experience open to all 15 – 17 year olds across England and Northern Ireland that helps fast track your teen’s future.
It is a unique two or three week full-time programme focused around fun and discovery, plus 30 hours committed to a social action project that benefits both young people and society. On this programme, participants build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and adventures, making new friends, learning new skills and contributing to their community.
NCS takes place out of school time during the autumn, spring and summer terms and represents great value for money for parents as participants spend time away from home with all meals and activities covered. Government backing means the most you will ever pay for NCS is £50 for the whole experience, including food, activities… everything. Your teen will learn how to be self-sufficient, developing new life skills such as first aid, managing a budget and cooking for themselves and their new friends.
Launched in 2011, to date over 70,000 teenagers have taken part in NCS and 1.5 million hours have been dedicated by NCS graduates to social action projects designed to improve their local communities.