Twenty-four Winstanley College students have graduated from The National Citizenship Service Summer programme. The adventurous, community spirited ‘NCSers’ contributed over 700 volunteering hours to a variety of different charities across Wigan and Leigh: a truly fantastic achievement.
Those who took part, experienced living away from home, staying in outdoor activity centres and university halls, where they took part in challenging activities, worked as a team, and learned a new skill from industry professionals. In the final phase of the programme, the students designed and implemented their own social action project.
Matt Gallier was one of the 24 students who took part this summer. His group worked on a project organising an activity programme for disabled children which was planned during a 2 week residential at Manchester University. Matt said: ‘I think NCS is excellent value for money; the cost was only £35 for an action packed 3 weeks. The activities have helped to build my confidence and it is an experience I would definitely recommend to others.
Daniel Hartridge, NCS Team Leader was delighted by the response of Winstanley students commenting: ’This remarkable accomplishment will look fantastic on UCAS personal statements, and should be an immense source of pride to those involved. We look forward to welcoming more Winstanley students onto the Autumn half term programme and then later the Summer 2018 programme.’