The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity open to 15-17 year olds across England.
It is a unique two or three-week full-time programme focused around fun and discovery, plus 30 hours committed to a community project that benefits both young people and society.
On this government-backed programme, participants build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and adventures, making new friends, and contributing to their community.
HUCSF recently took a total of 70 young people to Coniston and Windermere in the Lake District.
The participants took part in their first residential and enjoyed a variety of challenging, team-building activities including gorge walking, mountain climbing and kayaking before embarking on a week-long residential at Sunderland University, learning how to live independently whilst gaining valuable life-skills and boosting their CVs.
The young people have been carrying out their social action projects in which they will aim to help the local community in a variety of ways over the past week and we’ll have more details of that soon.