Free Cumbrian School Leavers Scheme Returns

Cumbrian teenagers leaving school after sitting their GCSEs this summer are being invited to sign up for a free outdoor adventure and volunteering scheme.

Mixed teams of Year 11 students will enjoy a week of outdoor activities before spending two weeks planning and running their own community projects.

The pioneering National Citizen Service (NCS) is being run once again in Cumbria. Last summer it was one of 12 areas of the country to pilot the programme.

A total of 400 16-year-olds in Cumbria completed the NCS last year. Almost 600 places are available this time.

Cumbria’s 2012 NCS programme is again being run by the leading youth work organisation Inspira – the new name for Connexions Cumbria – and the Outward Bound Trust.

Staff from the two organisations will be recruiting teenagers from next month when they visit schools to inform year 11 pupils about the 2012 programme.

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Published by News & Star Saturday, 28 January 2012