Cohort 2017 return from the wilds of the Lake District and give their feedback

“I have taken in more lessons and experiences within a month than I did in a year of school. Opening my mind about (making your dreams into goals). Also it feels like I have matured and I see my responsibilities more important than just spending time on entertainment. Started seeing the importance of nutrition and diet and lifestyle.”

“Spending 10 days out in nature with no technology, the same people, limited equipment and in places I have never been before. It taught me a lot personally not just camping and nature but a lot about myself, others, communication, self-discipline, my habits (good and bad) etc.”

“ Everything that I have learnt will help me when I get back to London, understanding that I can get things done with motivation, perseverance and planning. Also, getting me to understand that (my) hostel is not my home just a place I’m staying, a shelter where I am building myself up to move on back into real life. “

“I wanted to gain some confidence and able to talk to people easier. On the programme I took more of an active role in speaking not just listening to what others have to say. I am much more confident in my skills now and am not afraid to challenge people.  I did lead some conversations where we were sat around the campfire on Griesdale tarn.”