When I arrived in Cape Town I was so excited to join the GVI team at Gordon’s Bay. Being met at the airport by a warm welcome was a great way to start my time in South Africa. I joined the Sports and Surfing project and was welcomed by the coordinators of the programme, we discussed lesson plans and the routines of the day. Going through the townships to the school was a life-changing experience that will stay with me forever. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the children and teaching them a range of sports using the community field. We played a range of sports but the children really enjoyed soccer and always won the soccer games. The addition of the surfing programme was a really positive reward for the children at the school. They enjoyed going to the beach and being in the water, some of the children said that their favourite thing was surfing. My whole experience has been fantastic I have met some amazing people who I will be friends with for life and had an experience that will stay with me forever.