National Citizen Service

100+ Heaton Manor School students set to change Newcastle this summer

Students at Heaton Manor School have been flocking to sign up to a summer experience of a lifetime.

National Citizen Service (NCS) has been inundated with applications from Year 11 at Heaton Manor School, with over 110 students signing up to take part in the government-backed programme, which will see students create community projects that will make a real difference to the local area during the summer holidays.

NCS Recruitment Coordinator Jack Lennie, said: “We have seen so much interest from Heaton Manor students this year.

“Places are now extremely limited for this summer’s programme, so I’d encourage anyone who hasn’t yet signed up to get in touch before it’s too late.”

Mrs Hearons, Year Manager for Year 11,  said: “This is such a fantastic opportunity for the students and I am pleased that they have signed up to embrace the challenge and opportunities offered within the NCS programme – I know they will absolutely love the experience and that the skills they learn will be very useful  for their future .”

NCS, the country’s flagship youth empowerment programme for teens, enables teens to create community projects that make a positive difference to the local area during the summer holidays.

The four week scheme sees teenagers firstly take part in an adventure-filled week of outdoor adventure; a great chance for teens to meet new people and enjoy some fun and freedom after the stressful GCSE exam period.

They’ll then spend a further week in a uni-style environment developing life skills like confidence, leadership and communication to boost CVs or UCAS personal statements.

Putting their new skills into practice, participants are then challenged to deliver a community project in their local area and on completion, graduates of the scheme receive a certificate signed by the prime minister.

16 and 17 year olds from Newcastle are eligible to take part in NCS this summer. Government-backing means that places cost just £50, with bursaries of £10 available to those eligible for free school meals.

Places are now extremely limited. To find out more or to sign up, teens or parents should call 0191 247 4020 or visit

For further information or images, please contact: Jonny Marshall, Marketing Executive,, 0191 247 4020, 0734 112 7621.


About NCS

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once–in-a-lifetime opportunity open to 16-17 year olds across England.

It is a unique programme focused around fun and discovery, plus 30 hours committed to a community project that benefits both young people and society. On this government backed programme, participants build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and adventures, making new friends, and contributing to their community.

Government backing means that it costs just £50 or less to take part in NCS and bursaries are available on a case by case basis. Support is provided for young people with additional needs.

NCS represents great value for money for parents as participants spend up to two weeks away from home with all meals and activities covered. The first week is spent at an outward bound facility participating in activities such as abseiling, water rafting and canoeing. The second week teens live away from home, typically at local university halls of residence, learning how to be self-sufficient, developing new skills and finding out more about the needs of their local community.

Taking place outside school/term time, teens can sign up for the part-residential experience and participate in either the spring, summer or autumn programmes.  In every programme they will experience four sections that focus on personal and social development including leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Not only do 16 & 17 year olds have the chance to give something back, but it also looks great on CVs and helps with job, college and university applications, building future aspirations. NCS is a sought after addition to any CV and UCAS recommends referencing NCS in personal statements.

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