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College Offers Free Course to 16-17 Year Olds in Lake District

Fri, 2002-06-21 01:00

East Durham College is looking for 16-17 year olds to sign up for the last few places on an exciting free trip to the Lake District as part of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. 

The three day residential will take place between 25th and 28th of October at High Borrans, North Tyneside Council's outdoor education centre set amidst some of the Lake District's most spectacular scenery, three miles from Windermere, and will include a number of different outward bound activities such as canoeing, orienteering and gorge walking.

Now in its third year, NCS brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them to develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility. It encourages personal and social development for young people by working on skills such as leadership, teamwork and communication.

Attendance on the trip will also be a great addition to your CV and also UCAS Personal Statements if you’re planning to apply for university.

Tina Lavelle, NCS Team Leader at East Durham College, has hailed the weekend as an exciting opportunity and hopes to see the final few places snapped up.

Tina said: “It’s great for the College to subsidise this trip to give young people the opportunity to come away and learn some new great skills.

“The project offers people to come along and do some fantastic activities over the three days and add skills to their CV and improve their chances of going to university, college or getting a job.

“Previous groups have always given us great feedback about the fun experience they have had and I’m sure the next group will feel the same.

“I hope to see the last few places snapped up on what will be a fantastic weekend.”

To sign up for the trip or to get more information contact Tina Lavelle on 0191 518 8220 or e-mail

You can find more information on the National Citizen Service here.