07 February 2017
National Citizen Service (NCS), supported by ASCL and endorsed by Education Secretary Justine Greening, has awarded ‘Champion School’ status to 345 schools across England. The status has been given to schools that have excelled in promoting the youth programme and recruiting young people to take part over the last academic year.
NCS is a two to four week programme for 16 and 17 year-olds that takes place during school holidays. The programme involves teenagers meeting other local young people from a range of backgrounds, living independently and developing new skills, whilst learning more about their communities and, how they can make a difference through social action projects.
In order to assist schools in tracking and understanding their success in promoting and recruiting for NCS, the organisation has created an online tool that enables schools to check uptake amongst their pupils.
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