Students had a programme of activities within the PGL Adventure Centre that consisted of outdoor pursuits that challenged the children in situations they had no experience of. They took part in activities such as Jacob’s Ladder and Abseiling, which consisted of climbing up to and from heights of 30 metres. In addition to this, they completed a range of team-based challenges in puzzle-based games, such as splash and ambush.
They also had 2 days offsite. One day they visited the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studios, where they found out all about the production of the hit films. Props, staging, make up and outfits were areas of the film they got to investigate. On the second day, they visited The British Museum, where they had the opportunity to visit the Mesopotamia exhibits, as this was their class topic. They also went to the theatre to see the award-winning musical The Lion King in West End.
The students were accompanied by all Year 6 teachers and some other members of the staff: Mr Taylor, Miss Bell, Miss Wood, Mr Serra, Ms Outram and Miss Usher. They all agreed it had been a memorable trip:
‘It was the best experience of my life – the chance to be with my friends while doing so many exciting activities was even better than I imagined it would be!‘, Nicola, Year 6 Lime student.
‘The activities were a bit scary at first, because I had never been so high and I had never been so cold before climbing through the muddy challenge course, but they are experiences that makes me smile when I think back. I would definitely recommend the trip to the next Year 6 children!’, Adriana, Year 6 Coral student.
‘It was great to see the children make new friendships across the different classes. They all really embraced the onsite activities and trips and had an incredible time’, Miss Wood, Year 6 Coral teacher.
‘The children were very excited in the lead up to the trip and I was delighted to see that everything from the flights to the accommodation to the activities met their lofty expectations. Although they were happy to be going home to see their parents, many of the children said they had wished they could have stayed for longer… the teachers partly agreed with them!’, Mr Taylor, Year 6 Lime teacher. He added, “The positive feedback and kind words from the parents was very much appreciated. Thank you very much!”