THE Model B strand of our National Citizenship Service (NCS) is filling up fast and we have just a few places remaining on this life-changing experience in the summer holidays for 16 and 17 year-olds.
Argyle Community Trust delivers the NCS programme to hundreds of youngsters across our region, with the Model B section starting their course with a week at the fantastic BF Adventure site in Penryn.
BF Adventure is a superb facility that hosts a number of exciting activities, such as archery, zip wire, rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, kayaking, bush craft and quarrysteering.
Moving on from a week packed full of engaging outdoor activity, Model B then takes up residence at the University of St Mark and St John (Marjon) for a second week designed to prepare our school-leavers for the opportunities available when living in a University environment.
After the two week-long residential trips, each participant will learn valuable work-specific skills and qualifications during a planning week at Home Park Stadium. It is throughout this time each participant has the chance to improve their CV by gaining accreditations which will help them to deliver a local community Social Action Project (SAP).
The young volunteers will also carry out a 30 hours voluntary placement in their local community, using all the new skills and friendships they have made since the start of the project. Last year saw groups of young people redecorating local classrooms, delivering free football festivals for young children and serving up a three-course meal for local senior citizens.
To find out more, please contact our NCS team through firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01752 562561 ext.4