Students swap stories with residents at Green Tree Court


We recently welcomed a group of local students from Exeter College and Honiton College to Green Tree Court. The students were taking part in the national NCS (National Citizen Service) programme that brings together schools and businesses to build a stronger and more cohesive society. Residents and students chatted and enjoyed making Christmas crafts together.


NCS is a three-part programme for 15-17 year olds. It’s perfect for boosting CV experience, personal statements, and UCAS forms. It’s also an unforgettable experience, which builds confidence and independence. We run the programme during summerautumn half term, and autumn term time.

The programme is a government-funded initiative that brings together schools, community organisations, businesses and individuals to build a stronger and more cohesive society. It never costs more than £50, and financial assistance can be requested. The programme’s three parts are:

Phase 1 – Adventure
Develop confidence, meet new people, and build your team on an outdoor residential.

Phase 2 – Skills
You and your team work together to learn a new skill in sport, media, photography, music, drama, enterprise or art.

Phase 3 – Social Action
Each team creates a project and pitches it to local business leaders in our NCS Dragon’s Den. You’ll then make your project a reality in your local area.

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