Stretford High School endorses the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme as a valuable and enriching opportunity for all year 11 students. Salford Foundation delivers NCS for the boroughs of Salford and Trafford, with over 1,000 students completing the programme each summer. I strongly recommend that your son/daughter takes part in the programme for their personal, vocational and professional development.
NCS is a unique four-week programme which will run across five different start dates during summer 2019, once students have completed their GCSEs. It is split into four parts, with two residential weeks away from home where all meals, accommodation and activities are provided. The first week is spent at an outward bound facility participating in challenging activities. During the second week, students stay at local university halls of residence; learning how to be self-sufficient and developing skills essential for any future education and employment applications. The programme then concludes with two weeks planning and delivering a social action project to benefit their local community. The programme costs just £25 for the full four weeks. Bursaries are also available on a case by case basis.
An assembly was presented on the 8th January to all year 11 students in school to highlight what the NCS programme will include and to gauge initial interest. If you would like your son/daughter to complete the programme, please complete the consent and medical forms found within the NCS pack which they will bring home and return them to school.
An information session for parents and guardians will be held and you will receive an invitation to this in due course. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the NCS team on 0161 787 3838 or via email: [email protected]. Further information can also be found on Salford Foundation’s website: www.salfordfoundation.org.uk/ncs.