All inclusive ethos upheld as special needs students enjoy NCS

NCS prides it’s self on having an all inclusive ethos for young people and this message was celebrated and brought to life this autumn when Learn by Design created, managed and delivered a bespoke Autumn NCS programme, to a cohort of 42 SEN young people.

Set in the outstanding facilities of New College Stamford in the EBP area of Lincoln, this special needs group proved to be an outstandingly engaged and enthusiastic bunch of young people, participating whole wholeheartedly in all the week’s tasks.

Students took part in the residential adventure which was tailored to their individual needs, involving taking part in outdoor activities that focused on building self esteem. Learn by Design tailored the programme to support students who couldn’t take up the stay over option of the programme, but ensured they didn’t miss out on activities.

Phase 2 of the programme brought together The Socent Connection Youth Enterprise initiative and Anthony Veluz Enterprise speaker helped ignite passion for entrepreneurial skills. The team were challenged to design a Christmas Jumper along with a slogan and present their work in a Dragon’s Den finale.

The following days were structured with ongoing, hands on support for the young cohort to continue their enterprise challenge, with the team making Christmas decorations to sell within the college. The bespoke programme provided the ideal platform for the learning of new transferable skills, both enriching the experience of young people, as well as embedding the all inclusive message that NCS offers.

Jamie Roberts the NCS Engagement Lead said:

“The programme from start to finish has opened my eyes and given us the opportunity to witness first-hand the enthusiasm and willingness to learn these SEN students have. It has been an utterly inspiring and rewarding experience for all involved.”

Check out the images from the programme here.

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