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Youngsters enjoy NCS residential programme

8 July 2016

Young people from the club’s National Citizen Service (NCS) Programme have this week enjoyed a residential trip designed to help improve and develop communication, organisational and team work skills.

Young people aged 15-17 have so far enjoyed a week’s worth of canoeing, raft building, abseiling and ghyll scrambling in Hawkeshead and Buttermere in the Lake District. They have had the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy a whole programme of activities they wouldn’t normally get a chance to do.

NCS is a government-funded youth programme designed to bring together young people from a wide range of backgrounds and teach them how to communicate and work as a team while contributing to their local community.

As well as taking part in outdoor activities, students have the opportunity to organise various charity events and volunteer in the Sheffield area.

The second part of the residential will see the youngsters take part in a skills week where they will develop their independence by experiencing living on their own in their own flat, cook for themselves and take part in competitions.

Lucy Shuttleworth, NCS Manager at Sheffield Wednesday, said: “The NCS programme has had a great start to the summer with some amazing young people starting. The success of the NCS at the club continues to build year on year and participants are able to develop their skills and conquer their fears at the same time as improving their CV.”

If you are 15-17 and want to have a summer of a lifetime please get in touch with the NCS team on 0114 324 0737 or email

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