On Monday the 27th of July wave 3’s journey began. 110 young people joined us at west studios and we all set off on our week 1 adventure to Kingswood, Hexham. Understandably there were a few nerves around, as young people started to prepare for a week of action packed ncs fun! It wasn’t too long before everyone started to relax, and the excitement well and truly kicked in, with many a sing along on our 3 hour trek up north! This atmosphere set the tone for the week, and everyone quickly got stuck into the activities shortly after our arrival! The activities ranged from abseiling to laser tag, shelter building to fencing, fire lighting to obstacle courses. Everyone got involved and supported their fellow team members to overcome their fears. Seeing the look on young people’s faces as they overcome their fears and overcome the activities was a wonderful spectacle to witness!!
Week 1 really bonded our teams together, and created an overall fantastic feeling on the program. The respect and trust between our staff and young people was incredible, and put us in the perfect position to begin week 2!