Over 40 of our Year 11 Leavers 2017 were at the National Citizen Service (NCS) Graduation Ceremony held in Middlesbrough on Wednesday. It was a privilege to see them all, and students from across the Borough, and celebrate their achievements, particularly the social action projects around Redcar & Cleveland. Congratulations in particular to our own Madison Cooper, who co-presented the evening, and Amy Hornsby who persuaded local MP Simon Clarke to dab… Good to catch up with our support Lawrence McAnelly, CEO at The Junction, and Julie Donaldson, Zetland FM presenter who interviewed several students about their social action projects on her radio show. Thank you!
We are huge advocates of NCS, and are determined to help inspire as many of our current Year 11s to spend four weeks of their summer holidays 2018 getting an experience of a lifetime! NCS students spend two weeks away on residentials, including Outwood Bound activities, and then building knowledge and skills at use of media, film, public speaking, confidence and leadership, ahead of two weeks planning and implementing social action projects. Students genuinely leave with even greater resilience and understanding of their numerous skills and talents, and hopefully determined to continue with volunteering, or indeed one day working within the voluntary sector. Many return to NCS in support and leadership roles on future residentials and local projects.
For more about the great work of our alumni and others on NCS visit our permanent website page here: www.bydales.outwood.com/ncs
2017 Leavers are invited to keep in touch, and let us know where you are post-16 here: Alumni Sign-Up