More than 150 young people from Doncaster embarked on a trip of a lifetime on Monday as they set off to the Lake District for the first phase of Club Doncaster Foundation’s NCS summer programme.
A total of around 680 young people will be challenging themselves on the programme, all spending a week taking part in high-intensity activities and a variety of team-building exercises. The recently graduated secondary school students will have the opportunity to experience a host of different activities, including canoeing, ghyll scrambling and, for those daring enough, the chance to zip wire their way through the forest.
They will then return home for phases two and three of the programme, where they will be enhancing life skills and enhancing their CV, before going on to plan and deliver social action projects, in order to give back to the local community.
Head of Impact Doncaster, Jan Budtz, said: “This is our biggest programme so far, even topping 2018 when we took away more than 650 young people.
“We have spent months prepping, planning and recruiting to make sure the summer programme is one to remember for these young people, so we’re so excited to see what they can go onto achieve during the three-week programme.
“The skills they will learn is something we pride ourselves on; not only do they get the chance to experience places they have probably never been to, but during the second two weeks they will have the chance to live independently, boost their CV and give back to the community through social action projects.”
Club Doncaster Foundation’s NCS programme is one of the most exhilarating and rewarding experiences available to 15-17-year-olds, which helps build skills for life and allows young people to leave a lasting impression in their local area.
The whole programme costs just £35, with accommodation, transport, food and activities are all included in the cost.
For more information about NCS or to sign up for one of the remaining waves, contact the team on 01302 764663 / firstname.lastname@example.org.