Young people praise impact of Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s NCS programme

The start of the summer holidays saw Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Summer 2021 National Citizen Service (NCS) delivery get underway with 75 young people from across the city aged 16 and 17 successfully completing the two-week programme.

Activities including team building, stack climbing, archery and orienteering were on the agenda for Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s first day delivering the summer NCS project with Carnegie Outdoors at Leeds Beckett University, before the group returned to Emerald Headingley Stadium to choose and design their social action projects, attend workshops with organisations providing information and developing skills around money management, self confidence, public speaking and university life.

Take a look back here at some of the best bits from our Wave 1 programme and see what some of the young people, NCS team leaders and staff had to say about their NCS experience with Leeds Rhinos Foundation:

The NCS experience gives participants the opportunity to develop the confidence and skills they need to become more engaged with their communities and become active and responsible citizens, whilst having an amazing, action-packed experience.

It’s a chance for young people to say ‘no, we can’ by immersing themselves in a number of outdoor team-building activities before moving on to planning and implementing their own social action project, working with local charities to create positive, lasting change whilst gaining experience of real life project planning and delivery.

If you’re aged 16 or 17 and interested in signing up for the NCS programme, visit or email for more information.