Stokesley School awarded ‘Champion School’ status by National Citizen Service
National Citizen Service (NCS) has awarded Bronze ‘Champion School’ status to Stokesley School. The award has been given to those schools which have exceeded expectations in student recruitment year upon year.
NCS is a government backed programme established in 2011 to help build a more cohesive, mobile and engaged society. By bringing together young people from different backgrounds for a unique shared experience, NCS helps them to become better individuals, and in turn better citizens.
NCS is open to 16 and 17 year-olds across England and Northern Ireland, regardless of circumstances or additional needs. The two to four week programme, which takes place in school holidays, includes outdoor team-building exercises, a residential for participants to learn ‘life skills’, a community-based social action project and an end of programme celebration event. NCS focuses on three core principles of social cohesion, social engagement and social mobility, all of which have benefits not just to the participants but to communities and society as a whole.
- Almost 400,000 young people have taken part to date
- NCS graduates receive a certificate which is Nationally recognised and signed by the Prime Minister
- NCS counts towards your UCAS application
- More than seven million hours of community action have been completed
- For every £1 spent, NCS delivers up to £2.42 of benefits back to society
- It costs participants just £50 or less to take part in NCS and bursaries are available on a case by case basis. Support is provided for young people with additional needs.