Yesterday marked the start of Southend United Community & Educational Trust’s summer of NCS which will see seven weeks of young people changing their summer with our NCS programme.
Firstly, they will have a week of outdoor activities including rock climbing, fencing, abseiling and ziplining. This will give them a chance to get to know their groups as well as make some memories they will never forget. They will also have a chance to meet our team leaders and find out what they can expect from the next weeks.
SUCET will be taking away over 360 young people away which is our biggest NCS programme yet.
In the second part of the programme, the young people will learn what it’s like to live independently and will be taking part in various workshops, including Paul Hannaford, who will tell his hard-hitting story of battling with addiction and a life of crime and the Young Enterprise to help show them what it’s like to work and create your own business at Canterbury Christ Church University.
In the third and fourth week the participants will be working on their social action project. This will see them going out into the community and helping a charity or organization that is close to their heart.
At the end of the entire programme the trust will hold a graduation ceremony for all the participants at the Palace Theatre in Southend. This will celebrate all the great memories and moments form NCS and each participant will receive a certificate of completion.
Keep an eye on @SUFCCommunity to see what our young people get up to.