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Year 11 - The National Citizen Service (NCS) Opportunity

Great Torrington School welcomed National Citizen Service (NCS) yesterday to talk to year 11s at lunchtime and breaktimes. They will keep popping in over the term for students to have a chat about the programme.


National Citizen Service is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, open to all 15 to 17-year-olds. The program helps young people to build skills for work and life while taking on exciting challenges, making new friends, and contributing to their community.


A place on NCS is worth around £1200. However, thanks to government funding for the programme, NCS only ask for a contribution of £50 to cover some basic costs. They want to ensure that everyone can do NCS so there are bursaries available if you need some help to cover the cost.


Bursaries are available to those who are either:


  • Eligible for free school meals

  • On an EHCP

  • In or have recently left care

  • A young carer


This summer, there are a few start dates that you can choose from:


  • Monday 4th– Friday 8th July (Residential) and Monday 11th – Friday 15th July (Non-Residential

  • Monday 18th – Friday 22nd July (Residential) and Monday 25th – Friday 29th July (Non-Residential)

  • Monday 8th – Friday 12th August (Residential) and Monday 25th – 29th August (Non-Residential)


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