06.00 Some are awake and some not!! Tonight after a full activity day and 3 meals, things are usually different 🤞Breakfast is at 07.55 😋
09.00 Jacob’s Ladder and Archery for both groups in the first morning session, then reversed for the second session.
In a tranquil blue sky morning session at PGL, (heard it's a tad cloudy back home) participants often find themselves faced with the challenge of Jacob's ladder, a towering wooden structure that seems to touch the sky. The myriad rungs of this impressive apparatus offer a myriad of opportunities for teamwork and problem-solving. As the sun rises, a myriad of ideas flow, with participants working together to devise myriad strategies to conquer this towering obstacle, fostering a myriad of valuable skills, from communication to coordination. The myriad moments of triumph and the myriad lessons learned during this session make Jacob's ladder a memorable experience at PGL.
In this mornings session at PGL, archery takes centre stage under the blue skies of morning here at PGL, heard it’s cloudy back home!?. The tranquil cold morning air is filled with the satisfying twang of bowstrings and the rhythmic thud of arrows hitting their marks and other schools walking past ruining it with their singing and chants!! It’s the ‘louder louder louder ‘ chant that grinds 🤣😬
In this serene setting, skilled PGL instructors guide our eager group of year 6’s in honing their archery techniques, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. The morning's calm ambiance provides the perfect backdrop for archers to harness their concentration and precision, as they strive for bullseyes and improve their accuracy Robin Hood/Legolas style. It's a serene and rewarding start to the day at PGL, with archery bringing out the inner marksman in everyone……except Mr Walton who is still full from this mornings fry-up!! 🐷🐖
12.45 lunch and burger and chips!!! Rolls, baguettes, soup and salad bar too.
Drinks machine, with a lot of kids (and mine) favourite being the raspberry and peach flavour! Full of flavour. Can fill water bottles up with it too 😉
14.00 Zip line and Sensory trail
In the style of Shakespeare…..
Upon PGL's grounds, a wondrous sight to see,
A zip line, high above, set free with glee.
A structure vast, with cables strong and grand,
A thrilling journey through the air to land.
Owls class, like fearless birds of flight,
Upon this lofty perch, they take their height.
With courage held within their beating hearts,
They embark on a journey, a world apart.
As if by magic, swift as an owls flight,
They glide along the cable, such a sight.
Through treetops, over valleys, they shall soar, (through the Windmill Hill grounds really)
A taste of freedom, and they yearn for more.
The thrill of wind, the view, the rush they find,
Upon PGL's zip line, hearts are twined.
With shouts and cheers, they conquer every fear,
In Shakespearean style, the zip line's tale we revere.
Zip line with Prudence
Sensory Trail In Higham English….
Lovely, cloudless skies this afternoon, perfect weather for the zip line and sensory trail. The sensory trail here is a captivating experience designed to engage participants in a multisensory adventure in a small wooded area next to the pond, and it includes a unique element with the use of blacked-out goggles. 😎
As they embark on the sensory trail, their journey will be filled with a diverse range of tactile and auditory sensations. The trail features different textured paths, including gravel, sponge, wood chips, and even muddy terrain and with us Higham staff armed with a plethora of branches and other objects to scare the children by poking them and attempting to scare them without letting them know we’re there. The surfaces underfoot provide a tangible and distinctive feel that encourages them to rely on their sense of touch.
The standout feature of this trail is the inclusion of blacked-out goggles. 😎 They completely block out all sources of light, plunging them into a world of profound darkness. This sensory deprivation enhances their reliance on their other senses. They'll find themselves relying on their sense of touch to feel their way forward using the rope guide and their sense of hearing to listen for cues from their surroundings and fellow classmates. With each step, they'll need to navigate the obstacles and variations in terrain, putting their trust in their classmates and their own sensory awareness to successfully complete the trail.
Overall, the sensory trail, is a thought-provoking and immersive experience that encourages our Owls class to explore their senses, build trust within the group, and enhance their problem-solving skills.Plus it satisfies us staff by winding them up poking them with sticks and scaring them with loud bangs and branches in their hair!! 😬
( Hopefully we’ll have our own one next year at school 🤞😬😬😬)
Campfire in the style of Edgar Allan Poe!
Once upon an eerie night, in the depths of PGL's woodland domain, a campfire blazed with an ominous glow. The crackling flames cast eerie, dancing shadows upon the gnarled trees, conjuring a sense of foreboding.
As children huddled around the flickering flames, a spectral silence descended, punctuated only by the eerie whisper of the wind. The fire's ghostly light illuminating Miss Daveys face, casting her in a ghastly, otherworldly pallor.
Stories, told in hushed, chilling tones, emerged from the darkness. Tales of haunted adventures and eerie encounters sent shivers down spines. The crackle of the fire 🔥 provided the only solace, as its glow revealed the trembling hands and fearful eyes of those gathered.
In this shadowy, otherworldly ambiance, the campfire at PGL took on an unearthly quality, where the boundary between the living and the supernatural seemed to blur. A gathering of eerie tales from the PGL groupies, illuminated by the uncanny light on Miss Davey’s, Mrs Sackley’s and Mrs Turners face, etched a haunting memory in the minds of those who dared to brave the night at the PGL campfire 🔥💀🪦
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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