A day of survival, fire and axe-throwing? Not your standard team-building day.
Last Wednesday, after a particularly secretive 9am morning start, Myself, Molly and Sam were scared about what we would actually be getting ourselves into for our team building day.
After a short drive to the outskirts of Bristol from our office in St. Pauls, we arrived at Wild Place Project. We all thought, perfect, a day of seeing some animals and soaking in the sun. As we walked through the gates of the park, we all noticed the ominous presence of a bouldering wall, some form of human catapult/swing and a rickety 25ft pole lovingly referred to as the “Leap of Faith”. This was the start of a tense, yet fun packed day that Tusko head honchos Jake and Dan had planned for us.
After we all faced our repressed fears of heights, we moved onto the next activity given to us by the enigmatic Wild Place leader Chris. Chris split us into two teams and we had to carry out a series of tasks and clues picking up items and testing our skills of survival. After running around the park for a good forty minutes, we made a way back to a designated point on the map where Chris encouraged us to use the essential items that we gathered to make a fire. After realising none of the teams picked up any cotton buds on the trail (an essential part of building a fire, obviously) everyone faced a frustrating ten minutes of searching on the floor for some. After finding a small piece of cotton on the ground, we managed to get the fire going to the surprise and awe of Chris.
After the fire was safely extinguished, we moved onto the next activity. For the final, and we all agree, best activity of the day, we were handed an assortment of mini axes to throw at a target (Not Dan or Jake). After a quick Health and Safety demo from Chris we were allowed to let loose on the axe throwing, with our scores being counted as we went along. After a tense few throws, Sam was crowned the axe throwing victor with an impressing 30 points.
Overall, it was great to get out of the office for the day and carry out some fun activities. Being encouraged and motivated to work together on days like this makes the collaboration process at Tusko that much better, meaning we are able to produce fantastic content for our customers that engages, informs and entertains. To read more about the content we have already produced click here.