Posted on: 24 July 2017
NCS at TPS
9 students from the outgoing Year 11 have participated in the National Citizenship Scheme (NCS) this summer.
This is a 4 week programme which started with a week of outdoor activities at Falmouth University such as kayaking, surfing and rock climbing, followed by a week’s camping and team bonding activities near East Meon. The third week was at Havant College where the students brainstormed fund-raising ideas for their chosen charity - Two Saints, a charity for the homeless, for whom they hope to raise at least £500. They had to pitch their ideas in a Dragons’ Den which included an NCS leader, an MP and a business person. The boys dressed up for the occasion in their Prom suits, and asked for the maximum amount of £50 to spend on their proposed events.
This week is the fourth week, and the fundraising events are underway. Today is a football match where TPS students have paid £2 to play and spectators have paid 50p, and there is also a raffle. Tomorrow they are “cycling to Paris” (or rather the equivalent distance of 345 miles!) at South Downs College where each student will cycle 20 miles. On Wednesday there is a sponsored sleep-out at Bell Hill.
Sam England said, “It has been a fantastic experience. Everyone has pulled together and I am really pleased with the results so far. It was also great to meet new people from other local schools in the team building sessions. I would recommend the NCS to anyone!”