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Community Foundation to deliver National Citizen Service

Bristol Bears Community Foundation has been selected to deliver the National Citizen Service (NCS) in partnership with Premiership Rugby.

NCS is a life-changing programme open to all teenagers aged 16-17 to discover who they are and what they can do.

The four-phase programme is specifically designed to provide young people with all sorts of new experiences, allowing them to boost UCAS statements or CVs, meet incredible people, develop life skills and have a lot of fun while taking part.

The cost of the programme is just £25 per young person for all of the following activities (food & travel included).

Residential (Phase 1 - Adventure) - Sunday, October 27th to Wednesday, October 30th @ Reach Outdoors, Warren Barn, Paignton

Activities: Coasteering, Sea Kayaking, Bushcraft, Woodland Archery, Bristol Bears Got Talent, Team Challenge

Discovery (Phase 2) – Thursday, October 31st to Saturday, November 2nd @ Ashton Gate Stadium

Next up, you’ll spend a few days developing you. Activities may include; First Aid, Bears Media Challenge, ‘Food School’ Cooking Class, Leadership Workshop.

Social Action (Phase 3)

Now it’s time to make your mark. After your week on NCS, you head back home with your newfound skills and confidence to launch a social action project based on an issue you feel passionate about – the more original, the better. This is your chance to feel proud by making a real difference in your community.

Celebration (Phase 4)

Finally, take stock of all you’ve achieved. You’ll have overcome challenges, pushed yourself into new and exciting territories, and had experiences you never thought possible. Celebrate your triumphs with your fellow NCS-ers at one great event before exploring all the opportunities NCS opens you up to. This is just the beginning. 

Every young person that completes the programme will be invited to attend a celebration event at Ashton Gate Stadium on the afternoon/evening of Friday 27th December. You will also be rewarded with two tickets to watch Bristol Bears vs Wasps later that night in front of a bumper Christmas crowd.

To find out more about the programme and register your interest, please email