Jill and Jonny

Jill and Jonny

Sunday, 17 October 2010

DT Week - Jonny's week

Jonny was the team leader for this week's challenge. His role was one of task management, encouragement, motivation, challenge, etc. It was quite a task, but not one in which he was considering failing!Day one began with him being given a 20 page brief and one hour to absorb it. He then had to explain the task to the team which proved challenging with his Ballymena brogue (especially with two Venezuelans on the team). Tasks then began. Jonny set the standard with some speedy running around the dock.
Other challenges that he faced during the week included a particularly unpleasant caving task in which he had to squeeze through a crack in the rocks called 'the letterbox'. He led his team through the mountains and brought them home in time to complete the final boat building challenge. Jonny's mechanical skills proved second to many, but no one could fault the enthusiasm. When failure loomed, he kept the team positive by singing songs like 'Under Pressure' and 'Eye of the Tiger'.
The North Dock paddle was completed with 16 seconds to spare. Jonny was exhausted but proud of the team's effort.
The final result of the D.T. week challenge:-
  • Objective 1 - success
  • Objective 2 - success
  • Objective 3 - success
  • Objective 4 - failure
Ironic that the banker allowed his team to end the week in debt (objective 4 being to keep the team out of the red)!