National Citizen Service


The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once in a lifetime opportunity open to all 16 and 17 year olds in the country. It has been running for eight years and has seen over 400,000 young people across the country sign up and have a life changing experience.

The aim of NCS is to build essential life skills, encourage social mix and develop a sense of the wider community by giving back. Every summer, year 11 students from across the south west take part in NCS and Cape Cornwall School had one of the highest number of students take part and as a result of the encouragement and support from all the teachers at Cape Cornwall School, the school has been awarded BRONZE Champion status with NCS.

Cape Cornwall school students were part of a group of young people in Cornwall who gave a total of 3681.5 volunteering hours to their local community, raising over £2344.97 for local causes and each student has fantastic examples of teamwork, leadership and problem solving to add to their personal statement. All in one summer.

The value of volunteering hours (if paid at the national minimum wage) would be worth £28,940 which is incredible. Some of the causes and charities that were supported by the young people locally were McMillan CCancer support, Penta House, Young Minds, Carrick minds, Papyrus (prevention of young suicide,) YAY (LGBTQ charity,) The Wave project and Invictus Trust.

Congratulations to all Cape Cornwall students who took part and NCS in the summer of 2018 and NCS invites this year 11 cohort to be a part of the biggest youth movement in a century in the UK by choosing NCS for their summer 2019.

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