Stevenage Football Club Foundation is pleased to announce it is now actively recruiting and signing up young people in the local area for its latest NCS (National Citizen Service) scheme.
NCS is created with the aim of building confidence, meeting new people, learning new skills and then putting it into practice by creating and managing a social action project.
Recruitment is now underway for the October half term scheme which runs from Monday 28th October to Sunday 3rd November with Social Action Projects taking place across the following four Saturdays.
For just £50 (or free if you are eligible for free school meals) you’ll spend three nights away from home (28th-30th October), getting to know your teams and building your responsibility, independence and giving you challenges to face at Condover Hall Mansion. You’ll then return and as well as taking part in activities within Stevenage, you will start working in and around the town deciding, planning and carrying out your own social action projects.
Rob Hewitt, NCS Coordinator, comments, "The NCS summer scheme saw 78 youngsters undertake two residential weeks and a fortnight of planning and carrying out social action projects around Stevenage. These young people managed two events, compiled and edited two videos, organised an inter-school mini Olympics, planned and a renovated primary school with a pond and then couldn’t wait to show it all off!
"Heading out on the first residential only knowing a handful of people, all these 16 and 17 year olds noticeably became part of a tight-knit family. Doing activities like rock climbing, kayaking and the leap of faith, many fears were conquered together with staff and participants alike being cheered on by their team mates."