Jill and Jonny

Jill and Jonny

Sunday, 17 October 2010

D.T. Week - An Introduction

Before we offer our own reflections on 'D. T. Week', here's some insights into what was involved. During the week we had to achieve four objectives. They were:-
  1. Build a catamaran that would sail each team member across a body of water
  2. Prepare a three course VIP meal for 15
  3. Clean all equipment that was used during the week
  4. Finish the week in profit
In order to build the catamaran, we needed to complete five tasks. After each task we would be given some of the material/instructions needed to build the boat. Tasks included a mountaineering expedition, climbing, abseiling, caving and a search and rescue. In order to complete any task we needed to raise money through completing voluntary tasks that ranged from cleaning windows, a team conga round a local lake, eating a tin of baked beans, making a team year book (and 57 other possible tasks). There were also a series of 'No Option' tasks that could have been given at any time of the day or night. Time was of the essence and so sleep was limited. Jonny was the overall leader for the team. He had two assistant leaders. Everyone else was at their mercy!