A lot of us found it tricky to get up this morning! But despite that, our luggage is all packed and we have just enjoyed our first activity of the day - Trapeze, Zip Wire and Beach Walk. Now we have joined back together as a whole class and are off to complete Survivor.
Maya C- I have really enjoyed this experience- getting to know friends including those that I don’t normally spend lots of time with.
Theo V- normally we don’t get to try adventurous things like doing abseiling and trying these activities has helped me build my confidence.
VJ M- I liked it because we got to work as a team more and by doing it we achieved more than working as individuals. Also this visit has helped me learn what to do and how to stay safe in a sticky situation in the wild and to help overcome my fear of heights.
Harriet C- I have enjoyed this because all the activities are different and it’s really fun. I have challenged myself by doing things that I would not normally do.
Maia LW- Even though I felt anxious about stepping back off the wall which was very high, I managed to abseil down and felt really happy that I achieved my goal.
Maddie W- All of the high activities like abseiling helped me overcome my fear of heights. It was great staying in the huts with my friends. I used to feel a bit homesick at first when I was away from my parents but I have enjoyed being more independent this week. Now I know I can do it!
Kavita R- This trip has been a great experience for me because I got to spend time with my friends and we became closer. I also achieved things that I would never have been able to do without my peers around me encouraging me.
After having fun on the Sensory Trail, Tunnel Trail, Zip Wire, All Aboard, Abseiling and Buggy Building, we got caught in a sudden downpour that got us all running for cover! A fantastic day was had by all (including Mrs Kent, Mrs Cooper and Mrs Rhodes who are joining in the activities - much to the children's amusement!)
Tonight we glammed up, put on our dancing shoes and headed to the PGL disco. We had an amazing time dancing and meeting children from other schools.
Now we are all tucked up in bed ready for our last day of adventures.
A few words from the Oaks:
Maddie - The trapeze was my favourite because the jump across to it was exhilarating.
Morgan - All Aboard felt just like we were Tarzan!
Freddie - I overcame my fears on the zipwire, then went down backwards with no hands!
Joseph - We are really enjoying the food as it's different every day and lots of us are trying new things.
Some children are bouncing like tiggers, some are flipping like burgers, some are tramping like t-rex and some are waddling like penguins....and that's just Mrs Kent's orienteering group! Mrs Cooper's group are reinacting The Greatest Showman on the trapeze and Mrs Rhodes is leading her merry (wo)men in the archery!
Sausages, mushrooms, baked beans, toast, yoghurt, fruit, cereal.....a hearty breakfast set us up for the day after a good night's sleep.
This morning's activities are in full swing and include archery, trapeze, beach walk and problem solving. Everyone is feeling well rested, well fed and having a brilliant time together.
After a jam-packed day we celebrated Kestrel's birthday with cake and met Liv for our evening entertainment. AMBUSH! Our new favourite game after dark! Everyone is exhausted after all the challenges of the day so off to bed as early breakfast again tomorrow before our activities.
A few words from Oaks:
Hannah (knot tying expert!) - The buggy building was my favourite today, it was amazing.
Isla - I enjoyed the low ropes and working as a team.
Harriet - The beach walk was my favourite, especially finding the rare Isle of Wight Blue mineral.
George - In our room we are having a really enjoyable time playing top trumps.
Mollie - Buggy building was top of my list today.
Dexter - I am loving the time chilling with my friends at PGL.
VJ - Low ropes were the best, even though we all wobbled and fell off a lot!
Lunch was delicious!
This afternoon we have been building and racing buggies, climbing and problem solving. We also enjoyed some chill-out time in our rooms (and some much needed tidying in preparation for the very strict inspections by Mrs Kent later!).
After dinner we will update our blog with some pictures of our adventures.
Wow-what a busy morning!
After a good night's sleep/a short sleep we were up at 7am for cooked breakfast and a cup of tea. This morning we have been climbing up to dizzy heights, crawling through teeny tunnels, walking along the beach and working as a team to navigate the very wobbly low ropes course! All in lovely sunshine.
We are definitely working up an appetite for lunch.
A message from Oaks class:
It was a fun journey to the port as we squashed in the minibuses with our friends and all our luggage!
Before getting on the ferry we stopped at the terminal and ate our packed lunch (some of us had lovely messages from our parents-thank you!) Mrs Rhodes kindly bought us a new class mascot called Captain Oakie.
The journey on the ferry was amazing. The view from our front row seats was spectacular and everyone was looking forward to our arrival.
When we arrived at Little Canada the first thing we saw was the ropes course on our way in which got us very excited! Then we unpacked in our rooms before our tour of the grounds with PGL leader Liv.
On our tour we saw our activity meeting points, dinner hall and some other groups taking part in the activities.
For dinner we had a selection of choices including sausage casserole and fish fingers and chips with a brilliant salad bar. We are looking forward to trying new activities and building our team work skills.
From Oaks class.