Tourniquets Tip Toes and Trust System

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Breaking the Comfort Zone
January 8, 2016
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SELF DISCOVERY By Yananai Vengesai
January 8, 2016

Tourniquets Tip Toes and Trust System

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The activities of this week have taught us so much. The first 3 days we were busily learning the basics of First Aid and how we can save someone’s life by doing the right thing in the all important first few minutes. However we are more likely to use our new found skills in patching each other up after our numerous bike crashes! One evening we joined up with the Falcon College Etiquette group and had a Games Evening which tested all our skills of communication and helped us practice socialising with other people outside of our close knit little Quest group. We also went to a dancing show in Bulawayo at the Theatre. Most of the dancing was contemporary ballet to music from classical to rap. There was even a jive and some excellent hip hop and break dancing. However the tiny little 3 yr olds tended to steal the show as they looked so cute in their little outfits and nervous smiles. Equipped with our first aid skills we then set out to test them with 2 days of cycling, rock climbing, abseiling and hiking in the Matopos. Fortunately nothing too serious was needed and the biggest ‘trauma’ of the trip was the fear we all felt when stepping backwards over the rock face on our abseil. This is where we had to learn ‘there is no such thing as can’t’. You always have to tell yourself ‘I CAN do this’, have self motivation, and as Japh always says…’Trust the system’. Everything happens for a reason and don’t give up. I adopted an excellent technique when rock climbing up a ‘chimney’, which was obviously greatly envied by the others although they did say that I looked ‘like a worm’. We spent the night out camping next to a stream which actually had water in it unlike all our previous camp sites, and hiked and cycled our way back to Quest the next day…. hot tired and in need of a shower!