Starting a new school can be hard, especially when you're in a new country.

The easiest way to make new friends and settle quickly into your new environment is to have a go and take part in the opportunities that are offered to you.

You will find that there are a lot of activities, events, group and clubs to be apart of in the Nelson-Marlborough region of New Zealand. There is a welcoming and friendly acceptance of anyone who wants to join in and 'give it a go'. It doesn't matter if you're a season professional or have never tried it before, you'll find that your are encouraged to take part.

It's these shared experiences that form lifelong bonds - whether it's celebrating a team trophy win or laughing at a failed attempt. And, if one club is not for you then there's plenty more to try.