Tranmere Rovers’ In the Community’s NCS scheme is the perfect place to learn new skills and make new friends!
Formed in 2011, the National Citizen Service is a voluntary personal and social programme for 15-17-year-old’s in England and Northern Ireland.
Taking place in the summer and autumn which coincides with the school holidays, with the participants taking part in activities such as team building, outdoor education and a residential visit.
TRIC’s NCS programme helps over 200 teenagers and young adults in the wider Wirral community a year, and recently had three groups over the 2019 summer holidays which was led by NCS Project Co-Ordinator Mamudo Dabo.
Raising funds for the likes of local charities such as the Alder Hey Children’s Hospice, the NCS students got up to plenty of beneficial activities during their three-week programme.
In their first week, the NCS participants travelled to Derbyshire to partake in a residential at Buxton Oaklands.
Throughout their second week, life skills were developed through a stay at the University of Chester, while a third week was helping give back to the local community and TRIC.
Following the competition of the NCS programme, students were able to enjoy a Graduation Ceremony to celebrate their participation.
Dabo said: “It was an unbelievable experience for everyone involved in the programme. The young people have thoroughly enjoyed themselves from the feedback we have had from them and their parents.
“It is always nice seeing them enjoying it and them helping their local community in the way that they did so it is something to admire.
“It is always challenging going away with people that you don’t know and have never met before in your life but the togetherness that they have built and the friendships that have blossomed on the programme makes me proud to have been a part of it, especially at a place like Tranmere Rovers.
“Most of our graduates are interested in being part of something big and manifest their desire to join their national and regional youth boards where they will get the opportunity to speak to fellow NCS graduates.
“Overall it was an amazing experience and I will look forward to what next year brings.”
To find out more about the NCS programme at TRFC, please email [email protected]