Penrice: NCS Champion School

On 23rd May 2018, Penrice Academy were proud to accept Champion School Status from the National Citizen Service for the year 2016/17.

The NCS Award highlights the work and support that staff at Penrice have given the programme – notably the encouragement of Penrice students to get involved in the programme each year.

In the school year 2016/2017, Penrice Academy had ‘record numbers’ of students taking part.

Anneliese Warburton, Local Engagement Manager for NCS, said: “ The National Citizen Service is a brilliant opportunity for students to gain new life skills, make their CV stand out, meet incredible new people and also experience living away from home.”

National Citizen Service runs for 4 weeks through the summer and is a Government-backed, youth social action programme open to young people aged 15-17.

Charlotte Selley, Careers Lead at Penrice, said: “We are delighted to be recognised for our commitment to NCS – this is a tremendous opportunity for our students and will help them prepare for the future.”

The course sees students tackle activities building on team work, problem solving, confidence, communication and working with the local community.

Anneliese said: “Well done Penrice for some fantastic commitment to what is a life changing programme.”

Over 300,000 young people have taken part in NCS to date and summer 2018 will be your chance to get involved. For more information and to sign up visit the NCS website.

Pictured: Mrs Selley with Penrice Principal Mr Baker, Anneliese from NCS and Head of Year 11 Mr Barnett