Again, it has been a while and by now you probably know uploads/journal entries will probably always be a rare case for me, so the best thing I can do is at least try to make each one long and interesting for you lot
But this isn't a competition it's just for me to express my thoughts as of recently.
Wow where did I leave last...oh right...just before I went to NCS...man...I have so much to tell you guys ^_^
Well what can I say? NCS....changed me...incredibly...
It sounds cheesey but it's true. I actually met 2 of the greatest people in the world. They are probably my greatest friends and thanks to them I have grown up maturely...I listen to the news, I join in political discussions about the world, I have gained an interest in philosophy, religion, politics and...well I've always been a history person so maybe not "gained" but "expressed" is a better word for my love of history...
NCS itself was amazing too...I was in the White team and apart from 2 people from my old school, they were all complete strangers when I was put on the team and now we are all really great friends too.
Harris, one of the people I was on about, was on red team but he was my roommate in the college during the course of NCS. And man, he is incredible guys. He's one year older than me and so has already done his AS Levels and is now doing A2. He is one of the smartest people I have ever known and it was because of the knowledge he shares with me that I have gained such interest in the world as well as religion. He is muslim and has told me much about Islam and the funny thing is, I feel like I know more about Islam then many Muslims in this day and age themselves purely because a lot of the stuff I ask them they have no idea about...which is kind of depressing in it's own sense.
Nazy is the other person I met and man I love her to pieces ^_^ she is so mature and kind, I made instant friends with her pretty much...we had the longest conversations you could ever imagine and right from the first week I did fall in love with her personality
We are great friends now and me, her and Harris are pretty much inseparable. She has a love for philosophy and religion as well, as does Harris and because of our similar interests in the world of humanities, we have the most intellectual discussions in sixth for nowadays.
The first week of NCS consisted of team building skills. I was white team as I said before, Harris was Red team and Nazy was Green team so pretty much we were against each other, but in a friendly way xD the activites we did were incredibly fun, from rock climbing, to archery, to pioneering, to survival challenges with campfires and rope tying, to evade and capture in the dark, to crate climbing and lots of other stuff!!!
Not very detailed lol xD But it was just FUN!! SO MUCH FUN!! Erghhh I feel you guys should of been there Q_Q
The thing is, the PEOPLE were what made NCS SO MUCH FUN! Seriously! I have never met so many kind people who we could joke around with. As well as Nazy and Harris, the people in Red and Green team themselves were just incredibly kind people who you can have a joke around with and just have a good time. Most of them don't go my sixth form but we do stay together on Facebook and it's just nice to talk to them sometimes...it really is guys. Everyday of the first week we would have a activity where all teams would meet together and we would do something from Evade and Capture, to camp fire activities, to charity fun runs and other great fun for everyone
The shit toilets, the amazing food, the fun activities and the great people all made the first week incredibly entertaining and an unforgetable experience.
Second week of NCS consisted of planning a charity event and again we went off for another week to a different college this time. The funny thing about the second week was that most of the time we had nothing to do! lol! And so I would use the time just to meet up with Harris, Nazy and other people we get on well with and we would find things to do xD I took tons of nature pictures, the college themselves organised events such as disco nights, talent competitions, costume competitions etc etc. And when we weren't connecting via these activities, we were in our team rooms planning our events away. Our team had so many jokes and memorable moments too and I will cherish those as well
During the second week we didn't do much team activities as the first week was for that generally but we did do ONE activity which was raft building and boy did I enjoy that!! xD We split in our teams against each other into groups of about 3-4 and we had to build a raft and swim it out into the river
It was really fun and took lots of hard work
Man this post is going to be long xD But the third week now. This was back in my hometown and so I just travelled to and fro from my house to the college near there. This consisted of final planning and beginning of execution of the charity event. We supported autism bedfordshire for our charity event and we came up with ideas for bake sales, stall events and other gizmo's for our event. We were incredibly talented in creativity terms for our team as many of our members made little unicorns and hats and clothes and the biggest thing was our mugs! We got some plain white mugs and made lots of great patterns for them, it was fun
Also again, most days I would spend with Harris and Nazy during our freetime. We would show Nazy the town as she didn't come from our town and we would go around with other people in different teams and just have a good time ^_^ Had such a great time...
At this point it was never really a competition anymore, each team had charities they were raising money for and at the end of the day, it's for charity and not a competition. Competition generated more effort and thus more money for charity though which is why it started off like that really I'd say. So because of that we did try to attend as much of the other teams events as possible, Green team in particular which Nazy was in had some of the greatest events in our NCS (and did raise tons of money too) and I was able to participate in their charity walk of 6.6 miles and their fete day later on. The walk was amazing too btw
we went to a danish camp which was by tons of nice nature and had coffee and cake there ^-^
In team time on the third week a lot of time was spent playing music, coming up with ideas, making phonecalls to organise dates for selling and raising money, and gaining confirmation by the law to be able to do this stuff. At the end of the week, we said goodbye and was ready to meet each other again for the sale days. We made a Facebook group chat where we could talk about what we're doing more and stuff, and it all went very well.
So that really was the end of NCS itself. Of course we did the events still but that was planned. What I can give more details about (if you're not asleep by now of course) is the green team event we went too and my own fete days for White team, before going onto the graduation ceremony and the new transfer from GCSE's to A-Levels via the new sixth form college where me, harris and nazy currently are at
Green team event day!!! INCREDIBLE!! The best event day of all NCS events I heard of I have to say! They're team was so LUCKY though! Because honestly their team had some of the most VARIED talent I have ever saw. They had artists! They had great cooks! They had this person who had MANY contacts and who without, the event day probably would NEVER have had so many different people. They had a person who sold burgers! They had a karaoke machine! They had darts and fuck whatever you say...that got me ENTERTAINED as hell bitchez. I fucking LOVE darts, excuse my language now xD But yeah, they had a BRILLIANT cake sale, they had balloons, they had EVERYTHING okay!? It was incredible, I went with Harris, we played darts, we played music, we had balloon fights with Nazy and little kids, we played Jenga and we had a wonderful time!
For my own fete day, it wasn't the GREATEST. All we really had was a single stall in a public sale called table top sale and we did okay! I baked some amazing cakes, just saying :3 I did get a B in food technology after all
And I sold most of them too so I think I raised at least half of our money xD I had a good day getting to know my team a lot better, we get on really well ^^ and I had some jokes with the "guys" in our team which is just 2 on that day out of only 3 anyway out of 13 people. Yes most of my team were girls and the funny thing is I am the only guy who actually makes an effort and talks to all the girls and gets on well with them best
After the sale ended we went to Costa where I had a LARGE LATTE!! I LOVE coffee just saying!!!
And that's it!! No more to do with NCS until the graduation really. Getting tired now so won't say much more about graduation apart from we all dressed formally, we did speeches and we got given certificated signed by David Cameron who organised NCS apparently. Funny thing is the people who represented white, green and red team happen to be Me, Nazy and Harris who are the closest friends. And each team only was meant to have one speaker as well, so what are the chances huh?? What are the chances? xD It's destiny that we became so close if you ask me
Harris and my speeches intertwined so well, you will never guess what he did! In front of over 200 people he said "Aaron...I love you" and went all oggly weird on me! It was so embarrassing and yet I found it so funny!! xD And when I went up the first thing I said was "Harris, I'm going to kill you!" And then delivered a great improvised speech and man, was it fun :3
But that's pretty much it for graduation.
Education wise, sixth form is incredible! Made a few new friends, not as much as in NCS as for some reason people aren't as nice in sixth form then in NCS >.> But I did make some new friends either way as I am a very easy-going person who can talk about most things.
But you still can't get me, harris and nazy away from each other as we spend almost all our free time in the library together, discussing Islam, politics, the recent news, philosophy, history etc etc together, and getting our homework and revision done. Hoping to get my A's guys!!
It's a lot better than my old school the new place, really is. It's more individualised, you get free periods, when teachers aren't in lessons you get cover work but are allowed to leave and just do it for homework, you get a nice cafe with actual GOOD food. You get really advanced computers and youtube ISN'T blocked, and you can listen to music whilst doing work and stuff. It's just great okay! I'm glad to not be treated like a child anymore and more like an adult who can study whilst talking to great friends and listen to music.
Nearly done now guys, I just need to take a moment to share what I want to do in life, and that is that I want to be a historian ^_^ It's something I've been thinking about for a long time but ever since I was in middle school I was always obsessed with asking about the past and wanting to know why people we are the way we are. That interlinks with sociology and philosophy and religion too, humanities in itself is my favourite area of education and I will always ALWAYS love it. History is my favourite aspect as I find it the most interesting and fun. I love knowing about evil dictators like Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini. I also love the ancient world and the aztecs and mayans etc etc. I hope to go to Cambridge and do a History degree ^^ And this is why guys, I am so offline recently. I don't have as much freetime to be online all the time.
I still as said in my last post, will upload poetry sometimes but I am more of a Facebook guy now in terms of social networking, I talk to Nazy and my friends on there and don't get much time to do much else in freetime apart from music and history research, so please feel free to add me on there if you have a facebook and want to keep in touch more often then you can on here ^^ not saying I've given dA up. I probably never will just "stop" indefinitely, it's just I am on fb more then anything else.
(please say below if you sent me request otherwise I won't accept random weirdos I don't actually know that well lol)
But in short, I'm loving life right now! Can't be any better!
I can improvise on a piano really well now and play to my heart's content every day after lessons in the sixth form. I buy coffee everyday and I have a great time ^_^ Lessons are going well
we recently did our first assessments and I did well in all of them. Haven't gotten below a C grade yet in them and this is just the first assessments. In English I even got an A and history I got a B though apparently my analytical knowledge is top of the class (it was just my historical knowledge that let it down apparently but oh well, the analysis technique is apparently supposed to be harder lool) My film studies was a C and my sociology was a C which was amazing as I have NEVER done sociology before at ALL, so I have only been studying it for a few weeks technically and already am getting passing grades
I should hopefully be getting all A's at the end of the year
Well apart from that am also always on: awtv.chatango.com/
(when I get the time as "yoite212")
Hope you all have been going well too.
Oh as far as results for GCSE's go guys I got them by phonecall! Yes, phonecall! Because it was during second week NCS and I really wanted to know. My results go like this:
English Literature: A
English Language: A
Media Studies: B
Food Technology: B
Core Science: C
Additional Science: C
French: E ( <-- LOL)
BTEC ICT: Distiniction
BTEC Drama: Merit
Am very very proud of my results and with that I am done
Love you all, take care