Since it was our last week in EMRS, we headed down to Marina Barrage on the 6th of January 2015, for team building. This field trip was organized by EMRS team 2 with the help of members from team 3 and team 4.
Brainstorming for activities
We had to consider several factors such as where to play the games, how the teams move between game stations, the budget for the entire field trip and the logistics needed. We decided to set up a control center to keep our belongings, props and first aid kit.
Due to the budget, we had to scrap some games as the props needed were too expensive. We utilized the props needed from both logistics and EMRS room. A week before the field trip, we went down to Marina Barrage to recce the site. The day before the trip, we did a trial run of the games.
Preparation before actual day
In order to reduce our work load on the actual day, we packed the necessary materials needed and left it at B409 room. We took the ice packs from the logistic room and left them at MSC Cheers to be frozen. Ms Choo helped us to order 35 packets of bee hoon from North Canteen in advance.
With majority requesting to go home on their own after the field trip, we only arranged a 1 way trip by bus to Marina Barrage for 10am.
|On our way to Marina Barrage!|
On the day of the event, everyone had to report to EMRS room at 9am to do TEP feedback. After team 2 completed doing the feedback, we broke into smaller groups to do various tasks, some collected the foods from North canteen, some retrieved the packed materials from B409 and others collected the icepacks from MSC Cheers. All teams were told to complete their feedback by 9.30am and assemble at Block B level 1 by 10am.
|Ms Choo & Mr Sudesh joined us in this event|
The whole EMRS was grouped into 4 teams. Each team had equal number of students from team 2, 3 and 4.
Various ice breaker games like: toilet roll game, pass the action, draw it out, hunter and guru were played during the first round. The first round of ice breaker games were played at level 1 of Marina Barrage from 11 to 12 noon.
Due to the hearty appetite of the EMRS students, we supplemented the north canteen food with 10XL pizza for lunch from Canadian Pizza.
Seems like everyone was hungry! We finished our lunch earlier than expected. Some played captain’s ball and others took selfies.
After lunch it started raining, so we decided to play the second round of ice breaker games at Level 1, Marina Barrage. We played games such as Whacko, 10 cent coin, 007, curtain and competitive games such as captain ball and dodge ball.
The whole field trip ended at 4:30pm. We cleared the area and started taking more “SELFIES” and group pictures.
Overall, we had plenty of fun there! This field trip has made us bond well regardless which team we are from. Thanks to our supervisors for giving us an opportunity to organise this field trip.