Say “arghhh” – it’s time for some team building
Who: Charminster House Dental Practice
What: Tree Top Adventure for 10
Where: Moors Valley Country Park
When: Wednesday 19th October 2016
On an autumnal October day, a group of adventurous dental practitioners decided it was time to pack up the dental utensils and head to the forest. The below testimonial is proof that adventure doesn’t just happen in the Summer, all you need is a thick coat! As we like to say at Go Ape, “there is no bad weather for adventure, just bad clothing”.
Here’s what happened when Charminster House Dental Practice braved the elements and visited Go Ape Moors Valley.
United feedback from the day
We decided to book into Go Ape as we wanted to have some team building time away from the work place doing something a little adventurous. We planned a date, booked it up and looked forward to experiencing Go Ape, many of us for the first time. It was only after booking that our boss announced that he was actually frightened of heights and we had to reassure him that it wasn’t that high really and he could be confident that as a team we would get him through it!!
After the initial training session, one by one we climbed the ladder onto the first platform – this in itself was quite daunting and most of us were relieved to finally reach the top. Our nerves were put to the test shortly after on the rope swing, however making that first jump helped us to put our faith in the harnesses and actually helped us overcome the other obstacles along the way. One of our team members decided that it wasn’t for her and was gently coaxed down by a staff member. She did stay with us the whole way round though and was in charge of encouragement and taking photos!
Throughout the course, hints and tips were passed down along the line ensuring that the person following would get the full advantage of your experience of each obstacle. The highlight was towards the end where two team members could zip slide into a net at the same time.
And the result is…
We thoroughly enjoyed the event, we were really proud of our boss (who didn’t manage to overcome his fear of heights, but continued anyway) and felt that we all had achieved what we had set out to do – have fun together as a team! Photos have been shared and individual thoughts and feelings discussed since the event, all of which were positive, and I am sure it will still be a talking point for a long time to come!
This particular tribe of dentists went back to the office closer and stronger than ever, having reaped the benefits of a team day out.
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