National Citizen Service

Burnham Grammar is once again teaming up with the National Citizen Service (NCS) to offer students in years 11 and 12 the opportunity to learn new skills during the summer holidays.

Representatives from the NCS held an assembly at the school on Thursday January 26 to introduce the scheme to students.

The NCS describes itself as "a once in a lifetime opportunity that helps young people build skills for work and life, embark on new challenge, meet new people and contribute to their local community."

Following the assembly in January, 96 BGS students expressed an interest in taking part in this year's NCS scheme, and so far 24 have completed their applications and will be joining other 15 to 17 years old this summer for a range of challenges.

Being on the scheme, students will have the opportunity to be part of community volunteering projects, take part in adrenaline fuelled activities, develop skills which are valued by employers and build confidence.

Each NCS place is valued at over £1,000, but due to government support they, the programme will never cost more than £50, with financial support available if needed.

Every young person who has signed up will have a Refer A Friend code which can be used by any other Burnham Grammar student to benefit from the discounted price of just £35. This code is available by messaging NCS The Challenge on its Facebook page.

Place are filling up very quickly, so head to ncsthechallenge.org as soon as possible.

You can view the presentation given by NCS to the students here.

Your NCS representative is Caroline Davis. If you have any questions, please contact Caroline at caroline.davis@the-challenge.org or on 078676 01383.

Within school you can also speak to Mr Burrows for more information; cburrows@burnhamgrammar.org.uk