| Abdul Hakiim Yakof |
AS part of their final year project, 3rd intake Business students from Polytechnic Brunei School of Business hosted the “Blindfold Challenge” yesterday at the STPRI Hall.
In first place were Shahratul Badriah binti Rosland and Siti Anisah binti Abdul Rauf Khan.
They each took home a prize hamper, $20 RBC voucher and Times Cineplex movie ticket.
In second were Azreena binti Haji Abdul Aziz and Amal Nazurah binti Awang Ahmad.
They each received a $20 RBC voucher and Times Cineplex movie ticket.
Third placed Muhammad Najib bin Norman and Mohd Azyzul Azman @ Rosman bin Yakub, each received a $20 RBC voucher and Eileen Sandwich coupon.
The group of students, who call themselves “Bound Faction”, organised the game inspired by the American game show “Total Blackout”, where participants were required to identify things with their senses.
The participants comprised senior and junior students of Polytechnic Brunei School of Business, who formed teams of two people of the same gender.
The participants had to go through three elimination rounds.
Under the time limit of three minutes, they were blindfolded and went through a line of boxes, guessing the contents with their senses of touch, smell and taste.
A deep jungle ambience was added to the surroundings, creating the feeling of suspense.
The group’s general manager Suryadi Emran he said they wanted to come up with a new event for their final year project.
“Through this game the participants will learn to face their fears.
“Most of the time, because of fear, they are unable to guess the items in the boxes. Then these items turn out to be normal things like a loaf of bread or a wet vegetable, basically this game teaches them to face their fears in order to move forward,” he said.
“Hopefully the Polytechnic students enjoyed this experience. The participants and committee members had a lot of fun today.”
Coordinator Final Year Project at Polytechnic Brunei School of Business, Goh Chai Li, who was present to observe the event, said the final year projects were intended for the students to experience a hands-on practical on event management.
“The students had been planning this since last year. After this they will conduct a presentation that will reflect on the activities they did and the lesson they learnt. This event was well organised but there is room for improvement,” she said.