Marie's Story

I’m quite shy as well as quiet at times, and I find social situations difficult. I had mixed emotions prior to going, about what it would be like, who would be there, and about talking [to others] and working as part of a team.

During my stay I gained confidence by setting goals, beating them, setting new ones and giving every activity a go. I have been lucky enough to go three times and each time has been absolutely unique and has led me to confront different challenges. Each course has taught me new character-building skills with different coping strategies for all the physical and mental barriers we face daily. I reached all my goals and learned lots about myself as an individual.

Marie, 17

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