Venue: Bovey Castle, Exeter
Schedule: 11am -6.30pm
Team: 15 people
Fire Diamond Status: Stoke: For those teams who need a boost or when the fire requires extra kindling through creativity and innovation to solve a big problem or take a radically different direction.
Objective: Strengthen the core and collaborative creativity of a dispersed, small team. Giving all team members the confidence to put forward and take ownership of their ideas and suggestions.
A sense of direction
In three teams of five, using a branding digital map of the venues grounds on tablets, delegates were tasked with navigating their groups from the main house, to the Groundsmen’s Den – checking in at selected places within the grounds en route and completing a series of interactive activities which required the groups to think quickly, creatively and collectively. Working against the clock to complete the series of tasks to unlock the next instruction, the teams pooled their skill sets to reach the finish mark.
Once all teams had arrived at the Groundsmen’s Den, they were able to see the different routes their colleagues had taken and were scored on the tasks completed along the way. The session required the team to work together, and tasks ensured that all members of the team were involved in the decision making required to complete the tasks and unlock the next instruction.
Set within the forest, next the group were tasked with unleashing their creativity, visually, Under the direction of The Big Canvas Project, using unconventional techniques and atypical materials and tools the teams created unique pieces of art which reflected which symbolised the many levels of creativity within the team. Exploring the mindspace of the individuals and demonstrating the differences in one-another’s thought process patterns, they curated a visual representation of how they are able to best work in collaboration.
Performing with creativity and direction
The final phase of the event was an fun and energetic street dance class during which the group learnt a sequence of movements of which they used to choreograph a routine culminating in a grand finale performance.