This week we had our summer team day! We took a break from the office, got into our sportswear and made our way to Moors Valley Country Park. Full of excitement and nerves, the sun was shining & we were ready. A day away from the screen actually taught us a lot; we really want to own Segways, some of us aren’t too keen on heights, but most importantly, we are great at working as a team!
We started the afternoon off with some Segwaying. After a quick briefing and getting used to the Segways, we were released into the wild! If you’ve ever been on a Segway, you’ll know how strange it is to just trust a machine and go with it. I remember thinking “how am I going to stop!?” but somehow, you just figure it out. We chose to take the more difficult route and went through lots of beautiful forest. Our Creative Director, Toby was armed with a GoPro, so here’s a sneak peek at some of the footage!
Tree Top Adventuring
Next we scoffed down some ice creams and got ourselves prepped for the Tree Top Adventure, I was definitely nervous! Unfortunately by the time we climbed up the trees, the GoPro ran out of battery, so we didn’t get much footage. But I have to admit, I’m secretly a little glad there’s no video evidence of me being absolutely terrified.
A few of the team took the more daring routes which involved ‘Tarzan swings’ and wobbly stirrups! I commend them, because even the ‘easy route’ was difficult. I honestly think the only reason I got through the whole course was because of everyone’s help and encouragement. I lost count of the amount of times I asked “Am I safe? How do I get across this one?”. We really worked as a team and there was no pressure to go out of your comfort zone.
How else could a day like this end?
Next up was food of course! Flying around trees definitely works up an appetite. We had a fantastic BBQ and played a very daring game of giant Jenga! It was a great way to end a very fun-filled day. A big thank you to our Managing Director, Kriss and the team at Go Ape for a fantastic time! I’m not sure how we’ll top this team day.
I couldn’t ask for a better bunch of people to work and ‘go ape’ with.
Take a look at the video, created by our fabulous intern, Sophie White!