This weekend over 280 people joined us for the NCS Summer Programme Graduation at The Bristol Hotel on the Harbourside. Over the past six weeks, 133 young people have taken part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) which involved a week away in the Brecon Beacons, a second week living in halls of residence at Bristol University then two weeks to work as a team to complete a Social Action project in the community. The Graduation is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the young people, congratulate the hard working staff and give proud parents and guardians a chance to see what the groups have been up to.
“It’s not until I go home that I really realise I’ve met some truly amazing people….I’ve made such amazing friends and unforgettable memories.” – Chloe, Wave 2
The graduates worked together to raise over £3,000 through a range of events including sponsored sleep outs for Bristol NightStop and Caring in Bristol,, an intergenerational picnic for Alive! Activities, and a triathlon for Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal. Together they have completed a staggering 7,980 hours of volunteering in our City!
“NCS has helped me learn that I can push myself further than I ever thought I could and that lots of people share the same fears.” – Jazmin, Wave 4
We are so proud of the enthusiasm, bravery and dedication these young people have shown by participating in this fantastic programme. However this is not the end – there are many new opportunities now available for all the graduates to look into including International Citizen Service (ICS), Young Bristol’s Instructor Training Scheme and Youth Work programmes plus many more listed on the NCS Opportunities Hub.
Many thanks to everyone who attending the ceremony and to The Bristol Hotel for their hospitality.
Aged 16 – 17? Not sure you can commit to a full summer? You can find out about our week long Autumn NCS programme taking place in the October half term by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org