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National Citizen Service – Bradley’s adventure

National Citizen Service - Bradley's adventure

National Citizen Service – Bradley’s adventure

Have you heard of The National Citizen Service? no me neither. Bradley came home a few weeks back now begging to go away with what he called “NCS”. Back then we hadn’t a clue what he was on about if we are honest. Since then we done some research and our first thoughts was “wow” – we was amazed at what they offer for teenaged children.

National Citizen Service - Bradley's adventure

We sat talking, and then started to think how we don’t recall anything like this being on offer when we was younger. The National Citizen Service is a government backed programme established in 2011 to help build a more cohesive, mobile and engaged society. By bringing together young people from different backgrounds for a unique shared experience, NCS helps them to become better individuals, and turn into better citizens.

National Citizen Service - Bradley's adventure

Once we had seen what an amazing experience was on offer for him how could we refuse him to go. Bradley will be doing his GCSE exams over the next few weeks and this experience will follow on from that, so he now has something to look forward to at the end of his very important exams.

Such as:

  • Outdoor team-building exercises
  • A residential for participants to learn ‘life skills’
  • A series of challenging activities to help him develop his strength of character
  • He will be helped to develop leadership skills necessary to succeed in the workplace
  • The experience enables young people to connect with their communities through a social action-packed project
  • For every £1 spent, NCS 2016 summer programme delivered between £1.15 and £2.42 of benefits back into society
  • There is also an end of programme celebration event

How amazing does all that sound? our teens today are so lucky.

National Citizen Service - Bradley's adventure

Almost 400,000 young people have taken part in this amazing experience and more than seven million hours of community action have been completed. How amazing is that? in fact this summer more than 100,000 teenagers from different backgrounds will be taking part in NCS. That means one in six of the cohort of 16 year olds will live together, develop skills together and build community projects together.

National Citizen Service - Bradley's adventure

Bradley is so looking forward to his time with NCS in July. The programme cost us just £50, that is including food, travel and also his accommodation for the few weeks with them which is just amazing value for money. Bursaries are available on a case by case basis. Support is also on offer for children with additional needs.

We wasn’t sure if Bradley would be able to attend NCS at first as we have a family holiday in July that had been booked up for months, but chatting with NCS and they helped us work around it to ensure that Bradley could still attend. If you have a child that may like to attend the experience but are worried due to commitments already booked, NCS are very helpful in working around booked commitments.

Do you have a child in year 11? or know someone who has that may like to join this amazing experience? you can find out more over on the >>NCS website<< Bradley is really looking forward to a summer of fun living away from home whilst making new friends, taking on new challenges, building his confidence, self beliefs and learning life skills that can’t be taught in a classroom.  He has told us he hopes come home at the end of July an even stronger, better, more confident unstoppable person. We as parents are so excited for him, this just looks and sounds amazing.

What an amazing way to end his toughest year in school.

If you would like to follow The National Citizen Service on social media to show your support, you can do so by following them on >Facebook< >Twitter< >Instagram<

 

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Tie and waistcoat t-shirt

Tie and waistcoat t-shirt
Bradley is a boy who loves his fashion, he takes great pride in himself, he has a love of fashion and can be found for ages at a time in front of the mirror doing his hair or checking what he looks like.
Bradley and a group of his friends meet up on the last Friday of every month and go to a local council run club night for teenagers, this is something Bradley really looks forward to, they all ring each other asking where they are going to meet, who is going to knock for who, what they are wearing, the build up is very exciting for him. We think Brads tie and waistcoat t-shirt looked very smart for the night out.

 

Brads tie and waistcoat t-shirt
www.thehousethatneverrests.com

 

This is a T-shirt age 11-12 years, 100% certified organic cotton, Bradley definitely dressed to impress on the night out with his mates, it has a lovely tie & waistcoat printed on the front, Bradley is wearing this with jeans but I think the t-shirt will go with anything, it gives a smart but casual look.

Bradley said the t-shirt was very comfortable to wear, he said it was very soft and his friends said he looked cool.

This t-shirt comes in a variety of colours but Bradley chose the blue, the t-shirt washed up great and still feels lovely and soft.

This t-shirt retails at £12.99 and can be purchased at Spoilt rotten.
Disclaimer : Bradley was sent a t-shirt in exchange for a review, all thoughts and opinions are our own.

 

 

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Sporty Lee

Sporty Lee

Hello everyone my name is Lee, I am 14 years old, this is my first post for kids corner on our blog, I am always busy doing my sports, I am a very sporty kid, I have a love for sports, my favourite of all is football.

I have been busy training to get into our local football team, I have recently just found out that I have made the team, we was all very excited about it.

I have been playing in local football matches for odd teams but I am overly excited that I can now say that I play in a team, it is nice to feel apart of a team as I am a great team player.

At school I am always joining in with the sports and attend alot of out of school activities involving sports for the school, I am in the athletics team at school, I find this very enjoyable and I look forward to the challenges it brings me.

 

Sporty Lee
This is what I got when I was in year 7 at school

 

Sporty Lee
For my extra activities

 

Another thing I enjoy doing is watching Tottenham hotspur play as I am a big spurs fan, I always watch their games on TV and when I am very lucky we go to the odd game and that is amazing, I love the atmosphere of a football game.

I am always out playing football or some kind of sport with my mates at weekends and school holidays, I am at my happiest when I have a football to kick about.

Another one of my favourite things to do is shop for sportsware, I have a love of football items, I am always hunting down my next pair of boots, kit or bag.

 

Sporty Lee
My most recent buy

 

Sporty Lee
Me with one of my gold medals

 

My dream is to play for spurs, I live local to their training ground and I go over and wait for autographs when they are training, I have collected a few now.

I am studying sport at school as I want to be a trainer when I leave school, I am also doing business studies as I would like to set up my own sports business of some kind and continue my hobby and turn it into a career that I no I will love.

 

Sporty Lee
A few fun sporty moments
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