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PGL Update - Day 5
We can’t quite believe it’s the end of our residential trip here at PGL! We made sure we got the most out of our final few hours, enjoying a last cooked breakfast before heading for our final two activities, with the three groups taking on problem solving challenges, the climbing wall, vertical challenge or the very wobbly trapeze! We then had lunch together, before reuniting with our families as the sun shone… what an incredible week it’s been… ✨♥️
PGL Update - Day 4
Our final full day already… where has the time gone? For the first time, several people had to be woken up by Mrs Webb and Miss Sheardown for our 8.10am breakfast, but once we had refuelled with cooked breakfasts, toast, cereals, fruit and yogurts, we were ready to go! Today’s activities included ‘all aboard’ for those who hadn’t attempted this yet, plus aeroball, the vertical challenge, the zip wire and a blindfolded sensory trail for all groups! It’s a good job we had gigantic filled scotch rolls for lunch to keep our energy up!
Following dinner, we were due to take part in cluedo for our evening activity after our final visit to the shop for some sweet supplies and souvenirs. However, there was a bit of a queue for the shop and lots of time was needed for shopping, so we ended up skipping tonight’s activity. Instead, we enjoyed a final night cosied in our pyjamas, sheltering from the rain, munching sweets and playing games together - a lovely way to spend our final evening. 😊
PGL Update - Day 3
What a glorious day of weather we’ve had for our third day of adventure! After a much better night’s sleep (for adults and children alike) and a hearty breakfast, we all got our gear on to go canoeing! After learning some techniques and partnering up, it was time to get out onto the slightly murky water. The sun beamed down and there were plenty of smiles around! We practised our skills with the oars and played some games…some minor splashing may also have occurred! At the end of the session, some decided to jump in and have a little paddle around, some others inadvertently joined them by accidentally capsizing their boats though (Grace & Eve, Jacob T & Theo)!
After a lunch of either hotdogs or pasta with different accompaniments, the groups turned their hands to some rifle shooting, the giant swing or ‘all aboard’, a heights-based team activity to try and get as many people as possible to various platforms attached to a telegraph pole.
After all of that, we were ready for a filling dinner of lasagne or fish fingers with chips, salad, vegetables and garlic bread, followed by homemade rice krispie squares… some very unusual combinations were consumed!
Our evening activity tonight was ‘ambush’, a classic game of hide and seek in the dark but with a few added twists and turns! What an exhausting day… take a look at a sample of photos below! 🥰
PGL Update - Day 2
What a whirlwind of a day - with some very changeable weather! After breakfast, for which there was a choice of bacon, sausages, scrambled eggs, beans, mushrooms, toast, an assortment of cereals and fruit, we split into our 3 groups for the first time and began our main activities. Each day, these activities will rotate around to ensure that each group takes on each activity. Today, different groups explored archery, abseiling, climbing, aeroball (a trampoline-based ball game), assorted problem solving challenges and the giant swing. The day began beautifully with warm sun and a gentle breeze until lunchtime - when the activities paused for generous helpings of pasta with different sauces or toppings - but the atmosphere for the afternoon swiftly changed when the heavens opened and the downpour continued all through the evening! This put paid to our plans for a campfire, so we curled up with our teddies and snacks for a movie night instead.
Have a look at the photos below to see more! 🥰
PGL Update - Day 1
The day has finally arrived! We’ve all been settling in well to our first day here at PGL. After arrival, we dropped off our luggage in our dormitory rooms and had an orientation walk around the site with Dan, our group leader for the week. We learned about the activities, played games and sang songs as we explored. At 6.15pm we had dinner together, with options tonight of peri peri chicken, tuna pasta bake or vegan bolognese with a choice of curly fries or pasta and steamed vegetables. There was also a salad bar to choose from, an assortment of fruit and jam donuts for dessert - yum!
We then had a bit of free time to play games and kick around some footballs before our evening activity of ‘robot wars’. After a few team games to get warmed up, we blindfolded and armed a member of our team with cardboard panels to make them into a ‘robot’. Then, the rest of the team guided them to collect a water balloon and aim it at one of the other ‘robots’.
Our evening activity finished at 9pm when we were well and truly ready to head back to the rooms and get showered and warmed up! Fingers crossed for a good night’s sleep… tomorrow is going to be a busy day…!
At Navenby, our mental health is our top priority. We have implemented 'Feelgood Fridays', where on a Friday afternoon we have dedicated time for us to enjoy activities together which are beneficial to our wellbeing and focus on key life skills such as relaxation, mindfulness and resilience and those that encourage a positive mindset.
Below is our weekly timetable, with PE days now on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please note that we will still use Google Classroom for Homework (assigned on a Friday, due by the following Wednesday).
This document shows what skills and themes we will be studying in each of our non-core curriculum subjects. Please note that our yearly overview is for guidance and may be subject to small changes and tweaks.