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NCS: Partner school achieve Champion Status

9 March 2017

Caldew School achieve Champion Status for second year running

Carlisle United are delighted to announce that our link-up with Caldew School as part of the national NCS delivery programme has earned the school NCS Champion Status for the second year running.

Caldew School are among just six schools in Cumbria given the status this year as an acknowledgement for their commitment to the programme, and to developing the skills of their pupils.

United’s NCS Coordinator John Sander said: “Caldew School have a large proportion of 16 to 17 year old students who commit to take part in the course and they have been a pleasure to work with.

“By taking part in residential courses they are taken out of their comfort zone as they try out new disciplines which help to develop team work, leadership and problem solving skills. They also undertake a Social Action Project which is of real benefit and worth to their local community.

“Over the years we have been able to complete important projects with Jigsaw, Eden Valley Hospice, the local council and the Environment Agency. The students have been a credit to their school and I am delighted that they have achieved Champion Status once again.”

Vicki Jackson, head teacher at Dalston, said: “The students have gained new skills which will benefit them personally and professionally in the future. It has become part of the ethos of the school to take part and this is a reflection of the commitment shown by the students to having a positive impact within their local community.”

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