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HUCSF & NCS Recruitment Drive

20 March 2013

Great opportunity for pupils set to leave school.

Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation (HUCSF) working in partnership with Safe in Tees Valley: Recruiting for NCS Summer and October programme

If your child is in Year 11, have you thought about what will happen post-exam time this summer?

NOW is a great time to be thinking about what your child will be doing after their exams, with the chance for them to sign up for National Citizen Service (NCS).

This flagship government initiative is a real opportunity for your child to stand out from the crowd in their future education or employment plans, with NCS recognised by schools, colleges and employers as a real personal development achievement.

Signing up to NCS means they could spend the summer camping, white water-rafting, swinging across rivers, making new friends and making a difference in their local community. They will have the opportunity to get ahead through fresh and challenging experiences, gaining leadership and team building skills and above all – having a good time!

Taking part in NCS gives young people the chance to:
• learn new skills, develop confidence and leadership and learn about teamwork;
• meet new people from all walks of life; and
• make a real difference to their community, or an issue they care about.

In order to graduate NCS, participants must successfully complete the 5 phases as follows:

Phase 1 Induction:
An introductory phase in which expectations are met and relationships built between participants and staff.

Phase 2 Activity based residential:
A set of tasks completed in a residential setting away from home which are personally challenging. Focussed on personal and social development.

Phase 3 Community residential:
A set of structured tasks that involve understanding, visiting and helping the local community and developing skills. Participants increase their autonomy and take responsibility for time and tasks.

Phase 4 Social Action design:
Participants design a social action task in consultation with the local community to address a problem or issue identified during phase 3.

Phase 5 Social Action delivery:
Teams work to deliver their Social Action Project over a period of at least 30 hours on a part time basis including fund raising and project delivery

Once these phases are complete, NCS Graduates are then encouraged to continue their community action and volunteering

For more information on how to enrol on the NCS Summer programme, please contact HUCSF Tel: 01429 862595, Keith Nobbs Mobile: 07788724588

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