16 Mar 2018

  16 March 2018, 1.00pm – 2.30pm

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for students in years 11 and 12.

NCS is a government-funded programme which helps young people build skills for work and life and is also an opportunity for them to meet new people and connect with their local community. Young people can take part in NCS during the summer holidays. There are three parts to NCS. In part 1, NCS participants take part in outdoor activities such as rock climbing, abseiling and canoeing. In part 2, they develop a new skill guided by an industry professional and, in part 3, they lead a social action project in their local community.

Each NCS place is valued at over £1,000, but due to government support we ask for no more than £50, with financial support available if needed.

The programme is recognised by UCAS and can strengthen university, college and job applications. Nine out of ten participants believe NCS has given them the chance to develop skills that will be useful in the future.  

NCS is delivered by The Challenge which is country’s largest provider of NCS.  Since 2009, 275,000 young people have taken part in NCS. In Summer 2017 there are 1,860 NCS places being delivered in Lancashire by The Challenge.

The Challenge will be coming to Astley Park School to speak to Year 11 students about NCS on Friday 16th March. At this event, your child can find out more and sign up if they wish. 

For more information about the programme and to sign up in the New Year, visit NCSTHECHALLENGE.ORG.  


11R Class, 11G Class, 2017-18