Year 12 partner with National Citizen Service
Preston Manor VI Form regularly works with the NCS ( National Citizen Service) to offer students the chance to build essential soft skills such as team building, leadership, self-confidence and resilience.
Last Autumn half term, after two years of restricted opportunities due to the pandemic, 14 of our Year 12 students were ready for action and jumped at the opportunity to take part in the NCS Autumn Programme, alongside other students from Hillingdon and Westminster.
The programme took place at QPR's Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium as well as several venues off-site, giving our students a chance to enjoy the fantastic outdoor activities West London has to offer.
Outdoor activities included Climbing the 02; Laser tag; London Bushcraft; Go-Ape while indoor workshops covered Emergency life-saving skills; money management; CV & employability as well as guest speakers such as Ray Paul (founder of BBC Radio 1Xtra) who provided the young people with a taste of some careers after leaving school. Working around the theme of Climate Change, the students took part in a day of workshops at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and discussed important topics with local residents, with the Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham also in attendance and very impressed with the ideas our young people had. The students also came up with their own social action projects and these included: Renovating a community centre in Wembley; sorting and delivering donations for the Afghan refugees in Kensington & Chelsea; and organising a charity football match here at Preston Manor.
Well done to our students who participated fully in all aspects of the scheme.
We'd like to thank QPR's NCS team for giving our students such a great experience. In the Summer another group of our students will be going off on the Summer residential programme - we know they'll have a great time and will bring back with them a range of fantastic transferable skills.
We look forward to offering our incoming Year 12 students the opportunity to take part in such a great programme this Autumn.