5 Feb 2019

Year 11 Parents

Yesterday the National Citizen Service (NCS) came in to speak to year 11s about an annual scheme they run for year 11s every summer. It is a great 4 week scheme which sees pupils:

                Spend 4 nights in Swanage taking part in adventurous and outdoor activities

                Spend 4 nights at Fort Purbrook learning life skills

                Develop and put in place a community project

This is a great opportunity for our year 11s to take part in things they might not otherwise – not only do they get to meet pupils from other schools that might potentially go to the same college/apprenticeship as them next year but it will also look brilliant on future applications as it is a national initiative. The cost for the whole 4 week scheme is £50 – it would normally be £1500 but the scheme is government funded to reduce the costs for all young people.

Information packs came home with pupils yesterday – unfortunately, the dates on the letters are incorrect – please find below the correct letter. Key dates to look out for are a parent information evening at school on Monday 11th February (6.00pm) where you can meet the organisers and ask them any questions, and Thursday 14th February where NCS will be coming back into school to give pupils the chance to ask any questions during their break time.

In the meantime, if you have any questions not covered by the information above, or in the letter (click here), then please contact Mr Gibson (gibsonr@mayfield.portsmouth.sch.uk)