Monday 24th April
We arrived on time after much singing on the bus. Our leader Ollie showed us to our prime location cabin and we settled in before a tour of the site and a tasty dinner, it got a 10/10 from Lewis and Joey S. We played some games and worked in teams in 'passport to the world' finding flags and getting our bearings, now early to bed? The teachers live in hope!
Day 2 started with a cooked breakfast of bacon, hash browns and beans. We went off into our groups to face the zip wire and refine our archery skills. Lots of super peer encouragement and support saw many of us face our fears and fly through the air! During archery we learnt how to load, aim and release, then we went into teams to ‘rescue the princess’. After a filling lunch we took to the water of the River Perry for a leisurely canoe session. Again excellent teamwork was apparent and our instructors commented on the super communication between the children. After the option of a little dip in the murky waters we made our way back for hot showers and dinner. Tonight we will play capture the flag and hopefully make it to bed decidedly earlier than yesterday!
We can’t believe it is now Day 3!
After a hearty breakfast we tried lots of exciting activities. in the morning we did the Giant Swing, which really did go high, Jacob’s Ladder ( climbing horizontal poles with ropes) We were also pleased to see 2 visitors - Mrs Bickley and Mrs Rider-Forman!
Following a quick bite for lunch the groups did rock climbing, Survivor and Rifle shooting.
There were a few spider men and spider women who really did scale the heights!
After a very tasty evening meal we joined in with campfire songs, that everyone joined in with, It was so much fun and the sun was still shining!
Will send some more photos as I can’t work out how to air drop!!
Here we are on our final full day here at PGL!!!
Our morning started bright and early once again therefore breakfast was awaiting us for 7:50am, having a few tired children in tow we made it on time (just), having enjoyed a lovely hot breakfast this put us in good stead for the days planned activities of Abseiling, Problem solving, Rifle shooting, Trapeze & Build’em up buggy.
All groups ventured out to the heights of the Abseiling tower or Problem Solving at the wonderful Puzzle Park for the duration of the morning. Groups 2&3 began at Abseiling just across the way from each other which in turn spurred everyone on to have a go with much success for both groups.
The annual puzzle park at PGL entertained group 1, the challenges set forward were all based on team work and having a go at certain puzzles certainly made group 1 think ‘outside the box’ when approaching these tasks.
Lunchtime was soon upon us and after having a fantastic morning minus the cold weather, we was all in need of a hot meal to warm us all up.
During the afternoon Group 1 were planning on’ hitting the target’ with rifle shooting, it was a first experience for most but required quite a bit of concentration. Group 2 had the difficulty of climbing the trapeze ladder in the wet weather but all accomplished getting to the top and enjoying jumping off.
Group 3 was set a challenge to build their own buggy out of logs & barrels making them secure with rope and then having to become test drivers for their creations.
The final evening meal together was a chance to chat about the days events with all their friends, sharing many of the days successes.
We couldn’t have asked for a better evening entertainment as a class than a silent disco. What a way to finish the night creating many more memories than this week has already given us.
Time for a good sleep !!