Braemar away weekend 2009

Quiz Night

The teams arrive at the hostel only to discover that the chickens for tomorrows lunch are missing! However, the Pizzas have arrived safely and are duly consumed. The teams are formed and they discover that their task for the weekend is to build a Transmitter and radio reciever . But first it's quiz night - will all the questions be this difficult?


Norval

Norval asks a difficult question - but does someone know the answer?





Pictured below, some of the team members trying to look intelligent at the quiz.




Team 1 Team 2
Team 1
Team 2
Team 3 Team 4
Team 3 Team 4


Some views of the hostel


Team 1 Team 2
The dining room
The store
In the lounge
Team 3 Team 4
The kitchen The hall



Building the Transmitter

After a peaceful nights sleep, (for those who remembered to go to bed), and a planning meeting the teams begin to build their shocking machines.

Team 1 Team 2
Team 1
Team 2
Team 3 Team 4
Team 3
Team 4



The teams and their machines

Sunday, and the machines are complete. All are working on the low voltage circuit breaker with one just refusing to work on the high voltage. All have working radio receivers.



Team 1 Team 2
Team 1
Team 2
Team 3 Team 4
Team 3
Team 4




The working machines


All of the machines produce a sparking low voltage circuit breaker - but what is the range to be? 3 Yards - 5 yards? Team 4 broadcasts all the way into the next room!!




Team 1
Team 2
Team 3
Team 4


Well done to all of the teams on their hard work. A really good weekend spent in the beautiful autumnal Royal Deeside.



Braemar 2008 staff and students
Braemar 2009 - staff and students



Many thanks to Jan and Iain for providing the quiz, cooking and working out the food lists. Thanks to Charles organizing the accomodation. Norval for supplying the very important alcholic refreshments and for being our quizmaster, Geoff for going to B&Q to get all the wood and bits and pieces, Bob for supplying the tools and equipment, Neil nd Alessandro for advising the students on their plans and finally to all of the students who really entered into the spirit of the weekend - well done.