On Monday 19th June, Mrs. Power and I took Years 5 and 6 on their residential trip to PGL, an activity centre on their Marchants Hill site, for 3 days and 2 nights. Mr. Rayner, Ella’s dad, kindly volunteered to accompany us on the trip.
Upon arrival, we ate our packed lunches; after that, the children then took part in their separate group activities. My group engaged in a Challenge Course activity, whilst Mrs. Power’s group took part in trapeze. Each activity lasted approximately one and a half hours, before each group swapped over their activities. After these activities, an instructor took us to our accommodation, which had bunk beds and en-suite facilities. In the evening, both groups had a wonderful campfire in the woods, swapping stories.
The morning of Day 2 comprised of the Giant Swing for my group, and aero ball for Mrs. Power’s group, before swapping over activities before lunch. After lunch, my group engaged in the zip wire activity whilst the other group did archery, before doing the usual swap. On our last night, both groups combined to have a disco with another school.
All the meals at PGL were both delicious and nutritious; they had a wide range of meat and vegetarian dishes, with an extensive salad bar at lunch and dinner.
Our last day was spent stripping our beds and getting our bags packed before breakfast. My group then did abseiling while Mrs. Power’s group did a problem solving activity, before we swapped. The morning rushed by; before we knew it was time to get on our coach to go back to school!
For me as a teacher, it was really rewarding seeing the children develop their confidence learning new skills, whilst having fun.
Year 6 Teacher & Deputy Head