Staveley School Awarded Champion Status


Springwell Community College in Staveley has been awarded champion school status for their involvement in National Citizen Service (NCS), a government-backed youth programme for teenagers.

Springwell Community College received the status in recognition of the continued support given to the scheme, encouraging more than 60 students to take part in NCS, which helps young people develop a broad range of skills that have life-long value, such as leadership, team working, confidence, independent thinking and community responsibility.

“We’re delighted to offer ongoing support for NCS as we believe it plays a vital role in the development of our students as they transform into adulthood,” said Cuan Jacques, Faculty Leader for Personal Development.

Cuan was awarded the plaque, signed by the Prime Minister, from former NCS graduates at a special ceremony at the Stuart Hotel in Derby to mark the achievement.

NCS is an opportunity open to all 16 and 17 year olds across England. Over the course of four weeks, participants spend time away from home experiencing outdoor life to its full, working with local business and charities to build new skills, and putting those new skills to good use to create a project that will help others better enjoy the local community.  Schemes run by Springwell students over the last few years include improving accessibility for disabled people around the town centre and increasing support and awareness of homelessness.

To date, over 500,000 young people across the UK have taken part in NCS, which is delivered regionally by Ingeus, in partnership with local youth organisations. 

“All of our champion schools can be really proud of what they have achieved,” said Ingeus NCS National Marketing Manager, Sarah Hartley. “They have fully supported their young people and encouraged them to aim high. All of our graduates and their schools have achieved some amazing results, of which they can all be really proud.”

To find out more visit www.NCSYES.CO.UK