Pupils Prepare To Tackle The Challenge

Dozens of Year 11 students are preparing to test themselves and their skills this summer.

More than 60 pupils have signed up to take part in The Challenge, which is run by the National Citizen Service.

The three-part programme aims to build confidence and independence, as well as give students valuable experience to boost their CVs, personal statements and UCAS forms.

Representatives from NCS visited Moseley Park to talk students through the programme, which runs in three parts. It begins with a short residential with a host of adventures, such as abseiling kayaking and hiking before youngsters move on to the discovery phase where they develop employability skills, such as team work and public speaking. Finally students return home for the action phase, where they design a project to make a difference in their neighbourhoods.

Mr Samuels, who is the Assistant Headteacher in charge of information, advice and guidance, said: “Students are very excited about taking part in The Challenge. It was brilliant to see how many signed up following the visit by NCS and I’m really excited to hear about the projects our Moseley Park students will plan.”