On the 3rd of April, a group of 22 Bri-Stor Group Apprentices set off to Elan Valley, Powys in mid-Wales for a week of intensive team building exercises, culminating in a local community project. Having completed the week, studying various aspects of team working and exceeding their own expectations, the team recap the week in their own words.
Day 1 – Arrival
The group depart from the Bri-Stor Group site in Hixon at 7.00am and arrive in the Welsh Valleys around 10am. After an introduction to the Elan Valley Lodge and the training team, the group split into three teams to begin the first teambuilding activities of the week.
“For this challenge, there were numbers within a square which each had to be touched by a member of our team in a set time. This challenge required quick reactions, good observation and a clear plan.
The hardest part of this challenge was making sure that each person knew what they had to touch and did it correctly. If one person didn’t touch a number properly, the team failed.
As a team, we were effective at coming up with a plan and then practicing it over and over to get our time down.
From this challenge, our team learned that it’s important for each member to understand their role and pay attention to what other members are doing. This allowed us to work quickly and steadily improve our time.” (Owen Jones, Alpha Apprentice)
Other tasks from day one included Tower Building and the Apprentices been blindfolded where communication was the key to succeed….To read the full story please visit http://www.bri-stor.co.uk/apprenticeships/team-building