Priory Events Team Building

Over the weekend of 12/13th March Greenwich Volunteer Police Cadets held a leadership/team building/Duke of Edinburgh event at Priory Events, Redhill in Surrey.

The 20 cadets split into 3 teams (2 boy and one girls team) and they were the only survivors of a plane crash on an isolated island!

Food and water were the first priorities and using paintball guns they fired at targets of deer ‘earning’ one match per hit.

Using the matches, they scavenged firewood and kindling and then were required to bring a litre of water to the boil within half an hour. The water was sourced from a stagnant pond which required filtering with sand and gravel to remove the biggest lumps. Surprisingly no one volunteered to drink tea made from the boiling water!


Archery

After this each team was issued with a G.P.S. unit and reference points which had to be visited on the run within an hour, to find clues that lead them to abandoned buildings to shelter for the night. Then a hurricane was seen approaching giving the teams 20 minutes to construct makeshift shelters from car tyres, planks of wood and plastic sheeting which had to be collected by blindfolded members of each team under instruction from the rest.

The hurricane duly arrived (in the form of an instructor and powerful hose!) and the shelters were tested to their absolute limits accompanied by screams from within.

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As if that wasn’t enough the teams were then threatened by hostile natives and had only bows and arrows to defend themselves. In order to encourage the ‘hostiles’ to keep their distance each team had to demonstrate their prowess by achieving high average scores on the archery targets.

Things then became extremely serious with the discovery of an unstable nuclear device which had to be moved to a place of safety using assorted poles, string and other items. Various team members were blindfolded to spice it up further. As soon as the nuclear disaster was averted the teams were required to pass team-mates through small holes in a deadly electric fence using  teamwork and coordination followed by a final escape through a pipe which all team members had to pass through within 30 seconds or be engulfed by molten lava (otherwise known as Surrey mud).

Team Building

The young people thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and learnt the benefits of teamwork and leadership as well as lateral thinking to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Cadet Ugur Celikbilek, ‘I liked the campfire challenge best. When we were in the shelter there was a hole in the plastic sheet above my head and I got soaked by the hose. We all really enjoyed it and it showed that we needed to work as a team to get things done properly. I hope we can come back again to do some of the other things’

Cadet Emilia Clarke, ‘I’ve only been a cadet for a month and I’ve never done anything like this before, I was a bit nervous but it was brilliant. It was my birthday on Saturday and they bought me a cake which was a big surprise. I can’t wait to do some more Duke of Edinbrugh stuff.’
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