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Week 2- NCS independent living...

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What would happen if you put 16 and 17 year olds, who have only known each other for a week, in university accommodation, letting them experience independent living? Well that's what this week has been about! Halfway through my NCS program... 2 weeks in and it couldn't have been more of an adventure. In all honesty I really didn't know what to expect from this week- apart from not being told much (which made packing a suitcase fun) it was going to great fun, having the chance to spend more time with new friends and getting to know them all a bit more. It's safe to say this week could not have been predicted.... On Monday it was so lovely to meet up with everyone again, and this time actually knowing who people were, picking up from when we said bye the previous Friday (oh and texting you all over the weekend...). As you can imagine we all had to get allocated to rooms and settle in, each team having 2 flats, one for girls and one for boys. However getting stuck in the …

Week 1- NCS residential...

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You know when you have an absolutely amazing experience, or a great day- one that you'll remember and cherish for years to come? This week has been one of those times, and here is why... The idea of going away to North Wales for 5 days with complete strangers probably would make the majority of people nervous, maybe even more so if you have very unpredictable medical conditions. However when Monday morning arrived I was excited for this challenge, looking forward to meeting new people and hoping for the best. I will just start off by saying that not only did I make friends in 5 days, I made friendships that makes me feel like I have known these guys for years, a whole new NCS family and I cannot thank you all enough for that. Right from the first activity of low ropes my team realised I do not take 'no' as an option, that these physical activities weren't going to mean I sat on the side. The instructor at the time said I wouldn't be able to take part, when I questio…