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NCS students head to the Lake District

3 October 2014

Young people last week travelled to the Lake District for a residential trip designed to improve and build communication and team skills.

People aged 15-17, who are part of the National Citizen Service programme which is supported and facilitated by the Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme, enjoyed a week long residential that saw them develop personal and practical skills.

During the week, the students took part in outdoor activities including kayaking, abseiling and mountain exploring. Fifteen members of the Sheffield Wednesday community staff accompanied the students on the trip.

Tiegan Lee, who attended the week, said: “It was a really good experience to go to the Lake District as we got to try out things we wouldn’t normally get to do.

“NCS is a really good project and it’s let me do things I wouldn’t have been able to do to at school or college. The Sheffield Wednesday staff are all really good as well. I’ve also met some great friends on the programme!”

Lucy Shuttleworth, NCS co-ordinator at Sheffield Wednesday, said: “The NCS programme lets the young people experience things and have a chance to take them out of their comfort zone while making new friends and memories.

“It’s a fantastic project that the Community Programme love to be involved in. It’s not only good for the individuals to experience outdoor activities but it also benefits the local area through voluntary and charity work.”

To find out more about the NCS programme contact Lucy Shuttleworth on 07590398128 or email

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