April 2021

NCS (National Citizen Services) Programme

The NCS programme offers Year 11 students a once in a lifetime opportunity to do something meaningful with their summer break, as well as a chance for them to develop skills and take on new challenges that will set them up for adult life. They'll also do something good for their local community, carrying out a project to support a cause they care about.

Over a period of 2 or 3 weeks, participants can expect to:

• Meet new people

• Try new things

• Give back to their local community through voluntary action

• Take on new challenges

• Develop the skills and confidence to take on their next steps

• Generate experience for their university application, job/apprenticeship interview or CV and more!

The following video explains a bit more about the programme and what students can expect to gain from taking part: 

Jamie Hawley, NCS Manager- Hull Tigers Trust, commented: “Some of you may have already heard about NCS and the team would have loved to have come in to school to tell you more about it. Instead, they have sent the above video which we hope you find interesting.

NCS is a valuable experience which will give you new skills, boost your CV and improve your confidence. So if the video has captured your attention and you want to find out more about NCS, you can head to ‘www.wearencs.com’ or email ‘ncs@tigerstrust.co.uk’ for more information. 

Students can also see Dr Finer for further details. 


Information for parents/carers

A place on NCS is worth around £1500. However, thanks to government funding for the programme, they only ask for a contribution of £50 to cover some basic costs. 

To ensure that everyone can take part in the programme, there are bursaries available if you need some help to cover the cost.

This summer, there are a few start dates to choose from:

• 12th July - (3 week programme, including 1 week away residential)

• 26th July - (3 week programme including, 1 week away residential)

• 9th August - (2 week programme, non-residential)

• 16th August - (2 week programme, non-residential)

Please go to www.wearencs.com for more information or to sign up.

Answer to frequently asked questions can be found at wearencs.com/faqs. Alternatively, if you have any specific questions or don’t think these dates will work with your summer plans, please call the NCS on 07719 968135 and they will do their best to help. 

Following a successful year in 2017/2018 which saw the school gain a Silver Award, in the 2018/19 Academic Year, 44 WHS students successfully took part in the programme.

This led to Withernsea High School becoming 1 of only 24 schools, out of an overall 146, to win the NCS Gold Award for outstanding NCS engagement.

on Thursday 5th December 2019, former Deputy Headteacher Bob Wardman and school Media Coordinator Tim Nuttall attended a ceremony at Rotherham's New York stadium to accept the award on behalf of the school.