A Hair-Raising Week!
By Shannon, Pippa and Dayna
This week has certainly been electrifying. We all got split into two groups whilst one group was cycling in the Matopos the other group was learning about plumbing. On our first day in the Matopos we cycled 35 kilometres then hiked 2 kilometres up a mountain where we set up camp for the night. Unfortunately we could not sleep on the top as there was too much lightning so we moved to a spot further down the mountain. It started raining so we all ducked and dived under a rock in an attempt to keep our bags and ourselves dry. This turned out not to be the smartest idea as besides us being wet and uncomfortable we also provided rather good conduction for the lightning. I think we will all listen to Mr Randle next time when he says “sit on something insulated”. It was a bit of a scare but Mr Randle handled it in a very calm and collected manner and made an informed decision. So all us shaking and slightly fried Questors sat on the grass and waited the rain out. We then headed further down the mountain to a safer spot to sleep. I think we can safely say that we were all very envious of the other group who were nice and dry in their beds back at Quest.
The other group had much more luck weather wise in the Matopos. However on their cycle back to the bus they noticed that there was a missing person. Dayna had taken the wrong road and gotten lost! But fortunately some builders from the camp site that the bus was parked at found her and pointed her in the right direction. Everyone was very relieved to see her back safe and sound.
On Wednesday the first Matopos group went and helped disabled children ride horses which was an absolutely amazing experience. These children are such cheerful people. It is incredibly humbling. It reminds me of an Ann Frank quote “look at all the beauty still left around you and be happy”
Despite our busy and eventful week we have been doing a business training course all weekend. This is teaching us some very useful skills that we will use later on in life. I think that it is teaching us all that there is more to “adulting” than we thought there was.