Programme offers range of half-term fun

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Teenagers are being offered the chance to make new friends and develop important life skills.

The half-term National Citizen Service (NCS) programme features a four-day stay at an outdoor adventure centre along with three days in the local area and a social action project for the teens to volunteer in their communities.

All 16 and 17-year-olds are eligible to take part, with the NCS costing £50 or less.

Kim Smith, contract director of the vInspired/NYA Partnership which runs NCS across the north east, said: “There’s not long to go until the start of our February half-term programme, so any parents in North Tyneside that want to see their teen take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience should get in touch before it’s too late.

“There’s really no better way to spend £50 this February.”

NCS is designed to enable 16 and 17-year-olds to fast forward their futures whilst having fun, learning new skills, and helping their community.

Year 11 students are eligible to take part in the NCS summer programme.

Parents can call 0191 338 7800 for details or apply online at www.ncsnortheast.co.uk