My Norwegian adventure began by flying to Oslo from Dublin, then taking the express train to Drammen where we met other members of the travelling group. Everyone was very welcoming and excited to get going, and we all just clicked. We took a bus through the Norwegian countryside to our camp accommodation, which was located beside a beautiful lake. We went canoeing there and a few of us brave souls took a leap of faith into Norway’s icy waters.

Each day, we began with ‘‘rise and shine’’ activity energisers to wake us all up and get us going for our jam-packed day ahead. Many of the trip’s activities focused on getting to know each other and in particular learning more about the organisation we represented.