On Sunday 3rd June, Devonport High School for Girls hosted Plymouth Argyle Community Trust for the National Citizen Service (NCS) Summer ’18 Fun Day.
On Sunday 3rd June, Devonport High School for Girls hosted Plymouth Argyle Community Trust for the National Citizen Service (NCS) Summer ’18 Fun Day. 402 Year 11 and Year 12 students from across the city attended the event in preparation for their NCS adventure after GCSE examinations have been completed. NCS is a scheme for 15–17 year olds to embark on challenges, build skills for work and life and to undertake 30 hours of voluntary work in the community in a social action project that they plan.
Teambuilding activities included tug of war, space hopper racing, football and a bouncy castle assault course, all with a backdrop of music, burgers and ice-cream. Workshops on mental health were also available with staff from Livewell Southwest and Plymouth Options, while Dan Mew spoke about opportunities for voluntary work in Ghana with the International Citizen Service and African Adventures.
Students got to know their new teammates and collected their NCS t-shirts, as well as having a good break from revision. As a Champion School, DHSG is proud to host the event to support PAFC Community Trust in delivering the National Citizen Service and look forward to further collaboration in the years to come.