Saving lives, exploring the environment and wallowing in mud.
By Calum Harris, Ben Pio and David Wheeler
With no cycles through the Matopos or long hikes with the sun at our back it was indeed a very casual week in the general terms of Quest. However, in order to compensate, our dear facilitators kindly thought of some intense P.T. sessions, the best of which was an interval and core session with the very experienced conditioning coach Mrs Flemming. On a more exciting note was the obstacle course which involved the standard monkey bars, rope swings, hanging tyre and mud pit. The guys had a great time crawling through what seemed to be a never ending tunnel of mud and who knows what else; not to forget the delightful taste of wet earth! For many of us it was like watching Shaw Shank redemption all over again.
For the majority of the week the intake was split into two groups to partake in morning and afternoon sessions either learning CPR in first aid class with Sister Bryant or the difference between sickle thorn and acacia thorn in the environmental acumen activities. The latter was led by Mr. Macdonald, the very man who helped to set up the Quiet Waters Conservation Area.
Another amazingly interesting and educational week!