NCS – National Citizen Service

NCS is a way for 15 to 17 year olds living in England to make extraordinary friendships, learn the skills they don’t teach you in class and create unforgettable memories. So far, 300,000 young people have had the experience of a lifetime taking part and graduating from the NCS programme. 

How is it beneficial?

NCS breaks down barriers for young people. It helps them interact with a wider community, builds their confidence and helps young people face their fears. It gives them something to be proud of and an opportunity they shouldn’t miss out on!

What does it involve?

NCS is split into 4 phases:

Phase 1
Challenge & Adventure

Away Residential. Young people go away on a 4 night residential and part-take in adrenaline filled activities such as rock climbing, caving, gorge walking. They will face various personal challenges & create new friendships.

Phase 2
Independent living & skills

Home Residential. In their groups, young people will stay in a local uni-like accommodation for 4 nights, learning new life & work skills, and part-taking in many interactive workshops, challenges & team-building activities.

Phase 3
Deliver a social action within your local community

This phase is split into 2 weeks. The first week for Social Action Planning, and the second for Social Action Delivery. Young people will complete 60 hours across the 2 weeks, creating and delivering a project, to support their local community.

Phase 4
Celebrate their achievements

Graduation. This is where young people reunite, for an evening of celebration, to celebrate their individual, and group, achievements. It is a time to showcase their NCS journey, and for how the young people can continue their NCS experience.

How much does it cost?

NCS is a government funded scheme, so thanks to this, the most you will ever pay for the NCS experience is £50. Keep an eye out for any promotions on NCSELFTRUST.CO.UK or Twitter @HymersCommunity

How do I get involved?

Tel: 01482 347440 / Email: ncs@hymers.org

For more information, please come and visit the NCS office which is based opposite the canteen.

Community & Charity Activities

The school places great value on its links with the local community which allows students to undertake activities ranging from helping in local primary schools to compiling Christmas parcels for the elderly and those in need. The school encourages involvement in charity fundraising and pupils get involved with enthusiasm. Activities range from non-uniform days, attendance at local events such as the Humber Bridge Fun Run, and the organisation of charity concerts. Every Christmas, each tutor group in the school provides food items for over 100 hampers which are then delivered by our Sixth Form students to pensioners throughout the City of Hull and for over 20 years, the school has provided lunch for a small group of pensioners once a week, and more importantly, the opportunity for them to chat to members of the Sixth Form.

The Leadership for Life Award / Duke of Edinburgh / Army Cadet Force