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Local Academys Year 11 Pupils Round Off the Year with the National Citizen Service

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  • 6th Jan 2022 10:45

Local Academy's Year 11 Pupils Round Off the Year with the National Citizen Service

Local Academy’s Year 11 Pupils Round Off the Year with the National Citizen Service 

Havelock Academy and Humberston Academy offer students an opportunity to celebrate and unwind as their exam season comes to a close 


Havelock Academy and Humberston Academy, both part of the David Ross Education Trust, have been working closely with Grimsby Town Football Club to deliver the National Citizen Service (NCS) Programme to all its year 11 and year 12 students this month. This exciting and interactive week with GTFC and the NCS Programme celebrates and rewards students at the end of a challenging year before they move on to their A-level examinations. 


Despite assessments being over, students have been in school every day and have participated in a huge range of exciting activities. Throughout the week, students took part in sessions where they were able to develop their team building skills, work with new groups of people, challenge their limits, and consider their individual impact on the world around them. 


The two-week bespoke NCS programme followed a week of career-focussed activities delivered by the schools themselves, which gave students time to dedicate to their professional growth. Students were able to meet over 20 different professionals from a range of sectors and industries across the UK, participate in virtual work experience, and get a taste of what higher education might be like. 


This careers week alongside the two-week bespoke NCS Programme, delivered by Adie Merrikin and his team of willing and able leaders, offered a unique opportunity for students to take dedicated time with the support of their school to reflect on their strengths, build upon them, and look ahead towards an open and exciting future ahead of them. 


On top of their NCS programming, all students completed a Sports Leader Award, learned how to perform basic first aid, heard from inspirational sports people and took part in a social action project. They have also had the opportunity to learn sign language!


Jess Foster, Year 12 said: “the NCS team have been lovely and everything so far we have done has been eye opening. The whole process has been so fun but is also something that we will all take with us in the future. My friends and I have thoroughly enjoyed this experience and recommend it to others.”


Emma Marshall, Principal of Havelock Academy said: “We are so grateful to Grimsby Town Football Club and the NCS Programme who have delivered a thorough and incredibly thought-provoking programme for our students.  We look forward to continuing to build on our relationship with them and hope to deliver similar activities to our younger students next year.”