A three day trip to an adventure centre has given Northampton College students the chance to get out of their comfort zone and boost their confidence with a host of team-building activities.

The trip, arranged as part of the National Citizen Service (NCS), saw dozens of students head to Liddington in Wiltshire where they took part in activities such as raft-building, trapeze and a giant swing.

NCS team leader Parmilla Begum said: “This is the eighth project I’ve been involved with and every time I love it, it’s amazing. The change in young people is incredible. They are all very nervous at the start but by the end they are all excited and ready to go and help out in the community.”

Students are encouraged to develop the tools and belief to unlock their potential and make a positive impact in their communities.

NCS is a government-funded initiative aimed at boosting peoples’ confidence and get them to try things they have never done before such as staying away from home. As well as boosting skills, the trip helps bring students out of their comfort zone and is recognised by universities and employers as work experience that is applicable to everyday jobs.

Northampton College childcare student Andrea said: “I went on the trip to meet new people and learn new activities such as team-building. I was very excited to be part of it as it was my first trip away.”

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