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On the 21st April ,14 delegates from Dulwich College International, chose to do the Samui Adventure Challenge designed by Making Teams.
The Dulwich College team came from all over the world with participants from Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and the UK amongst the group all looking for an adventurous afternoon of team building in koh Samui!
13.00 – Meet the team
13.15 – Event briefing & depart from Four Seasons Koh Samui
13.45 – Adventure challenges 1 & 2 – Cable Line and ATV + Mummified Monk Temple
15.15 – Adventure challenge 3 – Rifle Shooting
16.00 – Hin Ta Hin Yai – sightseeing and shopping
16.30 – Scenic route along the coast traveling via Nathon to Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
17.30 – Event de-brief
Event outline and Team Building Objectives
A mix of Adventure based team challenges requiring full participation from everyone to complete each challenge, with overcoming ones fears and encouraging others part of the event criteria.
The event began with the teams boarding their 4 by 4 off road vehicles and departing from Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui and heading south through the islands capital Nathon before turning east for Na Muang, one of the most beautiful parts of islands know for its coconut and rubber plantations. Upon arriving at Na Muang Safari Park, or teams embarked on the first two challenges.
Teams were set the challenge of completing as many laps of the country circuit as they could as a team within 15 minutes. Each time one ATV crossed the line, a lap was added to their overall score and the team with most laps would win the activity. After being given a safety briefing and shown how to control the ATV’s the participants took to the task, whizzing along at great speed and showing fantastic driving skills and their were clearly some experts amongst the ranks.
Both teams performed extremely well and assisted their colleagues who needed time to master the handing of the vehicles.
Skyfox Cable Line and Rope Bridge
Next the teams faced a tougher challenge, Complete a course of four challenging zipline cables, cross a rope bridge and carry an egg around the course to safety. In addition, each line carried an individual challenge such as a Tarzan call, going upside down and traveling hands free along the last cable line. This required encouragement from others in the team, to get the whole team round and overcomes ones fears of heights. Both teams completed their tasks admirably with genuine leadership and teamwork evident from the participants towards each other however the difference for being 1st and 2nd was simple, only one team managed to ‘protect the egg’ the whole way round the course thus winning the challenge.
Samui Shooting Range
The final adventure challenge was both an individual as well as a team challenge, pistol and rifle shooting at targets at the Samui shooting range. Each participant received 9 bullets and attempted to hit the target as many times as they could. Differing techniques were employed from the holding of the gun, to the aiming and the stances taken by each shooter. Clearly their were some with expert aims amongst the group and others seemed to fed off of this as this activity provide to be a person versus person dual between each team. Both teams scored extremely well with the average shot score well over 7 points per shot and at least 80% of the 63 bullets per team on target.