myNCS @ Strode

MyNCS logoIf you're in Year 11 and want to do something different this summer, myNCS@Strode is for you.

myNCS is a National Citizen Service programme. It includes fun, challenging outdoor activities and gives you the opportunity to give something back to your community.  Through myNCS you'll...

  • Make new friends for life
  • Experience things you'll remember forever
  • Learn new skills to make your future brighter
  • Show that young people can make a difference.

If you're interested and would like to know more, contact us: or find us on Facebook.


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What's myNCS all about?

In teams of between 12 and 16 young people, you'll experience an exciting programme of activities:

Week 1
Outdoor adventure residential.

Week 2
A residential week, working with your community on rewarding projects and learning new skills.

Week 3
A week of learning more about your local community and its challenges, then designing your own social action project to address an issue you're passionate about.

Week 4 onwards
You'll deliver your own social action project, over approximately five days, to make a real difference in your community.

At the end of the summer, everyone will get together for a special graduation event to recognise your achievements, with prizes for the best teams and individuals.

myNCS is a National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. NCS is a flagship government initiative aimed at supporting the Big Society.


What's in it for me?

Taking part in myNCS will give your CV that extra boost to help make you stand out from the crowd when you're looking for a job or applying for a place at university or college. It'll help you develop the skills you need for the real world that school doesn't give you. These are some of the key things participants from 2011 have been able to add to their CV:

"The programme involved tough outdoor physical challenges, which enabled me to improve my team working skills as well as my physical fitness and stamina."

"Through planning our social action project and working as a team to implement it, I demonstrated my excellent time keeping, project management, practical and team working skills. I also showed I had good communication, personal presentation and negotiating skills and could use my own initiative, as I secured free resources from a range of local and national businesses to help us carry out the project."

"I really enjoyed being able to make a positive contribution to the local community by participating in NCS. It has given me a much better understanding of people from other backgrounds, as it enabled me to mix with people I would never have met otherwise, and it has helped me to mature into a responsible adult."