CACT's NCS Summer Programme gets underway

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Charlton Athletic Community Trust’s (CACT’s) National Citizen Service (NCS) Summer Programme began in Dorset yesterday.

Aimed at 15 to 17-year-olds, the four-week programme is set to enjoy hot weather throughout. More than 160 young people have started this week, with over 900 young people from Kent taking part in total this summer with CACT.

NCS combines personal and team challenges and comprises activities which involve personal development and also benefit the local community.

There are three phases in the NCS Summer Programme: Phase 1 – adventure. A five-day, four-night residential based away from home with fun activities such as canoeing, rock climbing an abseiling.

Phase 2 – discovery. A further five days and four nights in a university-style environment with the chance to improve CVs and UCAS statements.

Phase 3 – action. Working in teams, all the skills acquired on the trip will be put to practice by delivering a community project.

Matt Cowlam, NCS Programme Manager, said:

“This is going to be our biggest ever summer of NCS and we are very excited that the first coaches have departed and that the young people will be starting their NCS journey. The weather is fantastic and there are lots of amazing activities to look forward to.”

For further information on the NCS Summer Programme, please call NCS on 0208 311 4847 or visit the NCS website.


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