Our 2018 Grads' Top Ten

ncs 20/12/2018
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We asked our 2018 grads for their ‘best bits’ of being on programme. From new mates to epic hikes, here are their highlights:

Shannon: The trapeze

“This photo was taken by one of my close friends. I was getting ready to do the trapeze and I was TERRIFIED of heights! The Autumn NCS trip helped me overcome many of my fears.”

Jasmine: “My new best friends”

For Jasmine, the best bit was becoming best mates with her NCS team.

Maya: Our famous walk!

“My group spent the first week over 3 hours away in Pembrokeshire and this photo is from our long walk over the hills near the beach where it is said they filmed Dobby's death in Harry Potter!”

Katie: Kickstart 2018

Katie’s highlight was Kickstart (the five-day-long sequel to NCS), where she met other grads and became part of her Regional Youth Board.

Mahmoud: “Team Reiss!”

“Amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience with a new group of friends. Thanks to everyone from our team for making it such an incredible experience.”

Gabby: The scenery

“Is it even possible to have a better view from the Lake District?!”

Lidia: “The residential trip was great!”

“The team worked together amazingly and we had so much fun!”

Daniel: Planting crosses

“We helped our community by planting over 2,000 crosses for Remembrance Day. I absolutely love our team!”

Chloe: The hike!

“Some found it more difficult than others but we stood strong as a team and motivated each other and then, finally, we made it through the cold, wind and rain!”


Priya’s favourite memories of NCS are from graduation. It’s a great time when everyone looks back on what they’ve achieved and celebrate together.

Want in? If you’re 16 or 17 in 2019, you can go on NCS too! Book your place here.