27 Mar 2019

Dear Parent/Carer, 


Additional NCS spaces are now available! – Don’t miss out!


In January your son/daughter had a talk about the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme as part of their Year 11 assembly. This is an amazing opportunity for them this summer.  NCS is a 3 or 4-week experience, no weekends included, for them to take part in once all exams are over. 


Pompey in the Community is pleased to announce that they have been given additional spaces for this summer, due to high demand. These are available now but are likely to be taken quickly by Year 11/Year 12 students.


The programme involves a 5 day residential in Dorset taking part in adrenaline-fuelled activities such as Coasteering, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Inflatable Water Park and much more. After a weekend at home, the young people then take part in a second 5 day residential at Fort Purbrook, where they take part in differently themed workshops to give them future skills. Workshops can include cooking, first aid, money management and much more. The team will also be given a budget of money with which they have to buy all their food for the week and cook for themselves each evening, giving them a real taste of independent living. The last week or two weeks of the experience (depending on which date they choose) is where the teams design and deliver their own Social Action Project that will make a difference in their local community. They will plan, fundraise and deliver the project themselves with support from the staff. 


Once finished, young people graduate from the programme and receive a certificate from the Prime Minister, which they can add to their CV, job applications and any university applications in the future. There are also opportunities after NCS for them to get involved in, including further development workshops and international trips. NCS will help them meet new friends, develop their confidence, teach them new skills and fast track their future!


Pompey in the Community is pleased to offer places on the NCS programme at a minimal cost of £35. The programme is Government funded and the actual delivery cost is over £1,400 per head. If your child is entitled to free school meals, Pupil Premium, on school bursaries or a young carer they are entitled to the programme for £20. The application fee covers all accommodation, food, transport and any specialist kit for the residential. If you have any queries, please get in touch.


If you would like further details please email Katie.aris@pompeyitc.org.uk or book your child a place now to ensure they don’t miss out at  www.ncsyes.co.uk


Portsmouth NCS is hosting an additional open evening for you to attend to find out more information and book your child's place. It will take place on


Wednesday 3rd April 2019


Pompey Study Centre, Anson Road, PO4 8TB


To register your attendance, please follow the google forms link and fill in the details: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpYLDMKBNpEP3LIDRJiQKXEftwo3g-hf6edNtuvYDe6hPBJA/viewform


If you cannot attend the open evening or have any further questions, you can book their place at www.ncsyes.co.uk or get in touch with the Portsmouth NCS team on ncs@pompeyitc.org.uk or 02392 728 899 (Option 2). 


Senior, Year 11