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National Citizen Service (NCS)


Change Your Summer_NCSNational Citizen Service (NCS), open to all 16-17 year olds, is a chance to let go and make summer 2017 the best ever - it truly is an experience to change your life!

Week 1 - Adventure

Living away from home, you’ll have a five-day, four-night adventure in the Lake District, Scottish borders or North Yorkshire with fun activities such as canoeing and rock climbing. A chance to meet new people and enjoy some fun and freedom!

Week 2 - Discovery

A further five days and four nights in a uni-style environment where you’ll develop life skills like confidence, leadership and communication to boost your CV or UCAS personal statement.

Weeks 3 and 4 - Action

Working in a team, you'll put your new skills into practice by delivering a community project of your choice. You won't believe the transformation a few days can make!


You'll reunite with your team to celebrate your achievements. NCS opens up a world of opportunities, with exclusive access to work placements, volunteering and events.

This summer in Gateshead, NCS will be departing on the following dates*:

7, 11, 16, 21 and 31 July

4 and 8 August

*There may be further dates available in neighbouring areas, although programme specifics outlined above may differ. Please call 0191 247 4020 to find out more.

If you're 16-17 this summer, don't miss out on your chance to do NCS!

Places never cost more than £50. Bursaries are available too; those eligible for free school meals can take part for £10.

To start your NCS journey, call 0191 247 4020 or visit