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NCS students brave the cold!

Blackburn College students enjoy great session in North Wales

1 March 2018

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For a lot of people, the ‘beast from the east’ has resulted in their week grinding to a sudden halt due to the snow, ice and below zero temperature.

However, for Blackburn Rovers Community Trust's NCS students from Blackburn College, the weather didn’t stop them from having a memorable week at Kingswood Colomendy in North Wales as they successfully completed Phase 1 of the programme.

The 30 students, who study sport at the college based in Blackburn town centre, participated in a number of activities including caving, bushcraft, vertical obstacle challenge and team building exercises.

The temperatures reached a staggering minus six but they all continued with the activities without any fuss and they were all a credit to themselves, Blackburn College and the NCS programme.

The Trust’s NCS operations manager, Mick Whittle, who attended the four day residential to North Wales, admitted he couldn’t be prouder of all those that participated.

“It has arguably been one of the toughest NCS residential trips I have been on but at the same time, one of the best,” said Mick.

“They all worked extremely hard and showed a great level of team work. They didn’t let the weather affect them and all in all, it has been a fantastic week.”

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust are still recruiting for the 2018 NCS programme. If you are interested or if you want to find out more, please CLICK HERE or email

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