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Year 5 Overcome Challenges on PGL Residential

Posted: 2nd April 2019 | Category: Year 5

Year 5 Overcome Challenges on PGL Residential

Last week, Year 5 returned from their adventure at PGL Windmill Hill and they are still buzzing with excitement from their trip.

Each day began with a hearty breakfast (after a morning game of football). Despite having eaten almost three courses the night before, the children ate as though they were in danger of the food running out. It was wonderful to see them with such big appetites.

The days mostly were spent outside, where the children took part in a variety of activities which challenged them both physically and mentally. Activities such as raft building, problem-solving and orienteering encouraged the children to work collaboratively and use their teamwork skills. Activities such as abseiling, the giant swing and archery required the children to be brave and support each other.

In the evenings, the children enjoyed time in their cabins; reading, playing games and chatting. Some were extremely organised and took the opportunity to shower before dinner and tidy their rooms, in preparation for the room inspection. After this, the PGL staff ran an hour of entertainment which ranged from wacky races to a campfire on the last night.

We were incredibly fortunate with the weather and even managed to come back with a slight tan! But after a week of fun, the children returned extremely tired and are ready for a well-earned rest over the Easter break.

The children were brilliant throughout the trip and all the staff were immensely proud of them all. They overcame fears, bonded as a class and challenged themselves at every opportunity. There has been a lot of laughter along the way too.

This trip wouldn’t have been possible without the fun-loving staff who joined the children for the week; a huge thank you goes to Ms Henry, Mr Barden, Mrs Parker and Ms Barnett for their time, patience and laughter over the last week.

See some photos of the Year 5 PGL adventure in the photo gallery.

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