Personalities, Careers and Canoeing

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Personalities, Careers and Canoeing

From Career Planning to Jumping off a Bridge!

by Matt Van Hooreweghe

 

We started the week off with Mrs. van de Ruit (occupational psychologist) to look at our MBTI and Career plans for the future. Whilst waiting our turn to have a one on one interview we had to go out in Quiet waters and do some manual work. We worked on the weir pulling out Lantana on the islands and at Pumula pulling out the burnt thorn shrub.  We did this process for 3 days. Thursday night arrived, and we all got ready and smart to go and have our first Toast Masters at the Randle’s house. A glass of wine each and a very nice debate on Science vs Religion. Friday, we got split into 2 groups. One group stayed behind at Quest to have their Design and Technology course with Mr. Barry whilst the other group went canoeing. I did the canoeing which started off quite well. Good canoe and a good co-paddler. A packed lunch on an island in the middle of the Ncema dam which was great fun. We then swapped canoes with Adam and Chris to find out that we were 10 cm from the water and a canoe that wasn’t cooperating with our paddling skills. I then swapped Pippa for Adam which turned out he was a little heavier than my previous paddler making us +- 7 cm from the water instead of 10. A few minutes later….. our canoe was about 30cm full of water which became 5cm deeper every time we leant to one side to paddle. Even less minutes later… we were in the water, canoe upside down, shirts at the bottom of the river and suncream, bottles and slops floating around. We swam to the river bank emptied our canoe and had to do the same process 3 times before reaching our end point. We then all jumped off the bridge which was about 6m from the water. We got back to Quest, our backs and legs glowing red from sunburn and had the rest of the afternoon free. Saturday the same group did their Design course and we helped getting everything packed and organized for the school thats coming whilst we are gone on our 10 day trip to  Malilangwe and the Chimanimani mountains. Saturday afternoon we packed our back packs and left Quest on Sunday morning.