THS awarded ‘Champion School’

THS awarded ‘Champion School’ for third year

Tiverton High School has been awarded a ‘Bronze’ Champion School status by Activate NCS, the local delivery partners for the National Citizen Service (NCS), for the third year running.

The NCS programme gives 15-17 year olds across the UK the opportunity to build work and life skills outside of term time, through various outdoor activities, workshops, and volunteering projects.

Over 50 of our Year 11 students signed up to take part in the 3-4 week programme last year, which included CV and personal statement writing workshops, a camping trip, and more than 3000 hours of voluntary work within the local community.

Tom Williams, Assistant Headteacher, said: “The NCS programme is a great way for young people to build on useful skills, as well as getting outdoors and having fun with their friends, so it’s brilliant to see so many of our students take part each year.

“As huge advocates for the programme we are delighted with our third ‘Bronze’ award, and hope that many more of our Year 11s will seize the fantastic opportunities available to them through NCS again this year.”

Sarah Bell, Student Engagement and Liaison Officer at Activate NCS added: “It was great to award Tiverton High School with their Bronze award for a third year, recognising their support and enthusiasm for promoting the opportunities available to their students. We are close to hitting the same number of sign ups this year, although spaces are still available for those who are interested.”