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Meanwhile, whilst half of Year 6 were at PGL… 23rd February 2018
… the rest of use have been having a great time back at school.
On Monday we had an ICT day: using Scratch to program our own games; developing our word processing skills by entering the Radio 2 500 words story competition; and using augmented reality apps to make drawings come to life.
On Tuesday we started creating some clay dogs in celebration of Chinese New Year being the Year of the Dog.
On Wednesday we spent the whole day in the woods. We built dens, went pond dipping in the stream and did some orienteering.
On Thursday we added some bright and vibrant colours to our clay dogs and spent the morning hanging off the monkey bars in the hall.
Finally, on Friday we made some delicious chocolate cookies, took in some Shakespeare(ish) with Gnomeo and Juliet and finished the week with a party popper filled party.
PGL Liddington – Day 4 23rd February 2018
The posts have become briefer as the week has gone on, but I hope the pictures posted here will give you a flavour of our day.
Today’s activities have included: archery, climbing, orienteering, and Giant Swing. Giant Swing – what a ride. Just look at the faces of the children as they start their swing – the mixture of terror and joy tells you how much of a thrill this activity gave the children. To finish the day, the centre staff hosted a disco, before the children returned to their rooms to start packing ready to vacate their rooms first thing in the morning.
The pictures posted today are from Mr Thomas’s group as he has not had the chance to get the pictures from Mrs Lowry’s camera yet. When we are back at Oakmere, we will be able to let the children look at all the photos, and to choose a few to add to their memories of PGL booklet and so share with you.
Finally, you will already know if it was your child involved, so please do not get worried. There was an accident in the corridor earlier this evening, and one child has been taken to hospital. The centre staff and Mrs Lowry provided first aid, and Mrs Lowry accompanied the child to A&E for a doctor to examine the injury.
PGL Liddington – Day 3 22nd February 2018
Another day packed with activities is coming to a close, so here is a summary of what we did, followed by a selection of photos.
What we did: Aeroball; Jacob’s Ladder; Vertical Challenge; Fencing; Camp Fire with entertainment from Adam and Steve.
Today, Mrs Haynes came to visit. She sampled the lunchtime salad bar, and watched all the daytime activities. She inspected all rooms, including Mr Thomas’s and Mrs Lowry’s, and the inspection preparation was worthwhile!
PGL Liddington – Day 1 20th February 2018
Its just gone midnight, and all but two bedrooms are quiet. I am sitting in the corridor of our comfortable wing of the PGL centre, waiting for the last of the rooms to settle for the night, and learning how to write blogs Oakmere style.
We had a really quick journey on the coach and arrived at 3:45pm. We met Adam our PGL leader who showed us to our rooms, and then gave us a tour of the facilities. After a bit of time in our rooms, choosing which bunks belonged to who, we went down for our first PGL meal. Once that was done, we had 90 minutes to spend in our rooms chatting and playing games before Adam gave us a briefing and took us to play Robot Wars, our first evening activity.
At 9pm we headed back to our rooms for a chat, and at 9:30 we settled into our own rooms, where we will stay until 7:30am tomorrow morning.
Tomorrow is a day packed with activities – Problem Solving, Zip Wire, Abseiling, Create Challenge and finally Photo Challenge in the evening. But first of all we have breakfast… can’t wait. The menu is so tempting.
Christmas songs 21st November 2017
Today, we shared with the children the songs we will be performing at the KS2 Christmas Concert on December 12th.
We will be doing two songs
Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin Stevens
and Merry Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Anyone who feels like they might like to sing as part of a small group should get practising now!