2.7 Analyse the application of risk management strategies to a challenge outdoor activity Brittney

Introduction- I will be writing a report on Whitewater Rafting. This trip was full of excitement and also a bit of fear because we did not know what to expect at the trip, but once we go to our destination our excitement grew more and more.

1) The most relevant risk in this trip was getting badly injured. An action that could have caused an injury was, hitting our heads on the side stone walls and having a bad . Another relevant risk that could have happened is, drowning in the water. It was the most relevant risk because, if we hadn't worn the correct equipment (life jackets, water boots, helmets) we could have gotten badly injured when we fell out of the boat/kayak. An action that could have caused an injuring could have been, no helmet, this could have caused one of us hitting the side of the stone walls and getting badly injured.

2) a (i) Before the trip: the teachers counted us one by one , as we all gathered on the bus. I helped by saying "I'm here" to Mr Blincoe while he was marking our role. The reason why both teachers done it twice is because, they done it for safety reasons, for the safety of us as students, so none of us get lost. A positive effect of using this strategy is, I was present for the teachers and it didn't waste time. If I wasn't there with the others, the teachers would have wasted a lot of time trying to find me. A negative cause of this was, I wasn't loud enough so I had to rise my hand so Mr Blincoe knew I was there also. This was relevant to use because, it was helpful for Mr Blincoe and me for myself. A strategy that had impacted my emotional well being was, I felt good, the reason why I felt good is because I had played in a part to help out the teachers not feel so stressed. This impacted my group and I in a good way, because I was also going to be there for them and enjoy the victory and we could all feel and think we had accomplished something together. An example was "I wonder what's it going to be like?"

For people strategies, we all made sure; as individuals, that we were present and seen by both of the teachers. The good thing about using this is, if the teachers know you're there, with them then there will be no fuss of trying to find you.

For environment strategies, we made sure we took care of our environment at our school, and the last one is equipment strategies. we had to look after our own belongings and look after our own valuables. The good thing about using this is, if you know where your belongings are, then you won't stress out as much.

ii) During the trip: the teachers made sure all of us were on the bus and she/he also made sure we were all together. I helped out the teachers by being present and in their site so they knew that I'm there . The reason why I made myself visible for the teachers is because, so they know that I'm with the other students and that reduces the risk of me being lost and the teachers worrying. A positive effect of using this was, the teachers knowing I was there with the rest of the students that had attended the trip that day (13th March 2017) A negative effect of using this was, if hadn't been on the bus it would have wasted a lot of time not just for the teachers and the instructors that were wasting at the site, it would have also wasted the students time. This was relevant to use because it's less pressure for the teachers and there's more time to experience what we had experienced on the trip.A strategy that had impacted my emotional well being was, I felt relaxed, I felt relaxed because I didn't put pressure on my peers or teachers. This impacted my group and I in a good way, because I was there and I was going to be there to help us all win or just enjoy the fun with my group.An example of this is when we had finished water rafting and before we were allowed to go off and do our own things, we all had come together and we all said "wow, how fun was that? I really enjoyed that".

For people strategies, as being an individual we were there on the bus and we were all safe and seen by both of the teachers.

For environment strategies, we took care of our surroundings, for example if we ate on the bus or had water we made sure there was now leakage from our water bottles or holding on to our rubbish until we arrived at the White Water Rafting Park.

b) I believe these two strategies worked for me as a student and it also helped the teachers worry less and stopped them thinking 'where is she?' . For example; before the trip- the teachers marked the role, if I hadn't been there it would have caused a major issue. during the trip- when both teachers counted us before we got on the bus and after we got on the bus, if anyone or even me were to have been missing, it would have also caused a major issue.

3) a: the most relevant risk for this trip is getting lost, before the trip. The reason why I think this is the most relevant risk is because, people could have gotten lost finding the meet up location or just decided to just not show up on time .

b: physical- This effected my physical well being in a positive way also. Because I was not harmed in any kind of way.

c : Me: the positive impact on me was, me being present and seen that I was there on the day of our trip.

My group: I had a positive affect on my group. Because I was there with them and that way we could all work together as a whole to work to our objective we had made.

d: I would use those two strategies again because it helped a lot of people, me , the teachers, and my group. I found this strategy easier to use because anyone can do it.

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