Lodge Park Academy Students Going For Gold
Corby’s Lodge Park Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, is once again giving students the opportunity to take part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. Last year the school scooped the Silver Award for the number of Year 11 students who participated, and this year the school is going for Gold.
The NCS programme is open to all 15-17-year-olds and is the country’s fastest-growing youth movement giving teenagers the chance to explore, be inspired and find their passion. Almost half a million young people across the UK have already taken part and by signing up students at Lodge Park Academy can take full advantage of the programme. This summer Year 11 pupils will join a three-week programme of Adventure, Discovery and Social Action.
During the Adventure week, students will experience adrenaline-fuelled activities like rock climbing, canoeing and archery. Then comes the Discovery phase, where students will spend time away from home at a university developing themselves, living independently and learning essential life skills from local business leaders and charities. The final phase is Social Action, and where Lodge Park Academy’s students return home to devise and deliver a project to make a real difference in their community.
Robert Sloan, Executive Principal at Lodge Park Academy, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity and we are encouraging as many students as possible to sign up and help us go for the Gold Award. We have seen the positive impact the NCS programme has had on our students’ confidence, resilience and aspirations. Our students who have completed the programme feel even better-equipped to succeed and embrace new experiences in further education and in the workplace.”