Term 3 Team Spirit! – OurWarwick

Term 3 Team Spirit!

So far this term, I’ve seen a lot of teamwork. And, I’ve been involved in a lot of stuff that has involved shown me how important teamwork is.

The Hellies

Maybe calling this a term 3 thing is slightly cheeky, but I swear I have a reason! Yes, we did start in term 1, and we did complete the video for the start of term 2. So sure, it really doesn’t sound like it’s got anything to do with term 3.

But, last week we finally had the awards ceremony. I won’t lie, it was an informal fun event that our lecturers put on after our revision session finished. Classics is a small department, and our lecturers do know us pretty well, especially from an academic perspective. It was nice to just sit and chat with them about something that wasn’t 100% coursework related again.

With exams coming up, it is so easy to get so focused on what you’ve learnt and your performance, it’s easy enough to forget how far you’ve come this year, so the Hellies were the perfect opportunity for us to mark that. We got to watch all of the videos that were entered into the competition, which was great. It was so interesting to see the variety of topics done, and how each group did things differently. I know it sounds a bit cliché, but it was a great reminder of how different we all are, and the importance of being unique. We had so much freedom with this project to talk about a topic of our choice, in the format we wanted to, and that was just so amazing.

I’m so proud to say that my group were the winners of the competition, with our video on the Hermaphrodite sculptures. Yep, that’s us in the picture! We had a lot of fun doing the video and working together, so this just felt like the icing on the cake for us. Plus, our prize was book tokens for all of us, which just sounds like the perfect reason for a bookstore trip to all of us- something we’ve been talking about doing for ages. Now, we definitely have a good excuse to go!

Group hoop!

I’m currently training to do a group aerial hoop routine. Sounds confusing I know, but it is very much possible, and lots of fun. All that this means is that you’ll find more than one person in the hoop at a time. Still confusing?

I won’t lie, it did take me a fair amount of time to figure it out. Learning how to do it has also taken a long time, and a fair amount of bruises. But, the other people in the group routine have been incredibly patient with me, and so amazing at explaining and spotting me.  As a group, we all have our own strengths and weaknesses, and we’re using this routine as a chance to showcase how well they all work together.

I’m not saying it’s all been easy, or we’ve all worked together perfectly all the time. Things don’t always go to plan, and that’s ok. For us, being able to communicate clearly with each other has massively helped, as well as going over any concerns we have, things we need to consider and any adaptations we may need to make sure everyone is comfortable. Plus, we have found the odd trip to the pub for dinner together has also helped us get to know people better when we’re not all running around the SU atrium looking like crazy kids.

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