BBC Countryfile gets involved

Matt Baker from BBC Countryfile has travelled down to Somerset and taken part in the National Citizen Service programme, delivered by Somerset Rural Youth Project.

Proven to have a significant impact on young people’s lives, the National Citizen Service (NCS) is a 2-4 week programme which takes place during the summer holidays in Somerset. Alternatively, a ‘condensed’ autumn course is available. Thanks to government backing, the unique experience is offered at a reduced cost of £50 per student.

During the 4 weeks, students experience living away from home with unfamiliar peers in an outdoor environment. They take part in a range of exciting, team building activities such as rock climbing and archery. The second week sees participants living in university style accommodation and learning life skills such as cooking and creating a CV. In the final two weeks, students create and deliver their own social action project within the community – planning, fundraising and ultimately celebrating with a final recognition and graduation event.

If you would like more information about the National Citizens Service in Somerset, please visit

Tags: Schools and Colleges, Learners

Released On 29th Aug 2018

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