The Challenge brings once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to Tameside College
Friday 25th November 2016 @ 16:08 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Community News

Tameside College have teamed up with The Challenge and are offering their students a chance to take part in the once in a lifetime opportunity with the National Citizen Service (NCS.)

The National Citizen Service helps young people build life skills whilst contributing to their community and meeting new people.

One such student from Tameside College, Melissa Wood, took part in The Challenge over this summer.

The Challenge consisted of completing outdoor activities in the Lake District such as mountain climbing and waterfall climbing.

Melissa said: “My highlight was the waterfall climbing. It was so satisfying getting to the top of the mountain and looking down to the path we climbed.”

She also spent time at The University of Manchester, living independently and working with a local community group. Melissa was also able to take part in a social action project in connection to the LEAP Centre.

“The Challenge was amazing, I have learnt a lot on NCS from different charities.

“Local organisations and service users helped me to have a different outlook on other people’s lives and struggles.

“I would recommend other students to get involved in a great opportunity like this one.”

These NCS programs are held by Tameside College and The Challenge in the autumn and then again in the summer.

There is more information on getting involved in NCS on http://www.ncsthechallenge.org/ or as an alternative, the Work Experience and Enrichment manager at Tameside College, Luke Podmore will have more information.

By Misha Solanki