Fleetwood Town Community Trust and Myerscough College are pleased to confirm an extension of partnership between both organisations, providing students with additional opportunities through the Trust’s provisions.
The greater element to the partnership is the College’s engagement with the national initiative, National Citizen Service (NCS) Programme, run by the Fleetwood Town Community Trust. NCS is an action-packed project, targeting young people aged 15-17 years old. Students take part in four phases of self-development where they expand on their skillset and challenges to step out of their comfort zone through outdoor activity and skill-based learning.
The latter phases of the programme encourage young people to engage in their local communities, by designing and implementing their own social action project. The aim is to equip young people with the skills and experiences necessary to boost their CV and confidence, learning valuable life skills that will help nurture their transition into adult life.
Jon Hoole, Horticulture Tutor at Myerscough College, said: “We have loved taking part in NCS over the past four years. The students get so much out of it, from rock climbing to learning to cook to helping their community. It’s an action-packed three weeks, but it’s been brilliant.”
The partnership will also see a new initiative come to fruition with Fleetwood Town Community Trust coordinating and delivering part of the enrichment programme to residential students on campus. This will see an addition of sporting and life skill-based activities being delivered specifically to Myerscough College students for the remainder of the 2021/22 academic year.
Rob Kay, Residential Support Manager at Myerscough College, added: “It’s great to continue our already established links with Fleetwood Town Community Trust. Thanks to the team at FTFC and the community coaches for assisting with the College enrichment programme, adding to the choice of activities for residential students outside of teaching time. I’m sure this will be a really positive experience for the students to get involved and ultimately enjoy and have fun.”
The Trust’s Community Cohesion & Inclusion Manager, John Hartley, also said: “We are pleased to enhance our partnership with Myerscough College. We have had a brilliant relationship for a number of years and to build on this through both NCS and Enrichment programme is wonderful to see.”