Saturday saw a successful afternoon for our NCS participants at Oakwell.
Saturday’s game against Sheffield Wednesday was our dedicated National Citizen Service (NCS) awareness fixture.
National Citizen Service is a nationwide experience for year 11s and 12s. It is a chance for teens to shake things up and develop new skills for whatever post-GCSE life has to throw at them. It changes how teens see the world and has a huge impact on communities across the UK with over 1.9 million hours of social action taking place across the country.
In Barnsley the NCS programme is delivered by Reds in the Community
with the support of teens who have already graduated from the programme, and has made its mark on people’s lives and the local community. Participants enjoy a number of fun-filled team activities while away on a residential retreat, before returning to Barnsley to help local charities raise money through various different community-based events, like car washes and sponsored walks.
We had some local graduates of the programme here on Saturday who received their certificate at half time on the pitch.
Find out more about the NCS programme and how you can get involved at www.ncsyes.co.uk