On the giant swing

Group 1’s recount of PGL

Written by: Chloe, Theo, Jago, Curtis, Scott, Jenni, Kris, Hanna & Kayla.

 

Monday

As we stepped off the coach are hearts were filled with excitement for the three amazing days at PGL. After messily unpacking, we started to head to our first activity: indoor climbing. At first it was difficult to scale the wall but we soon got the hang of it and most of us made it to the top.

Indoor climbing

Indoor climbing

 

Happy after climbing!

Happy after climbing!

 

When we all got our feet safely back onto the ground, we went off to the bouldering wall where we played many games like shark attack. The bouldering wall was very hard because there was no harnesses and less hand holds.

 

Playing shark attack on the bouldering wall

Playing shark attack on the bouldering wall

Our next activity was tunnel trail, where there were lots of tunnels to go through. But first we had learn to manoeuvre ourselves through the  different size tubes. The black one was the smallest one that you would’ve had to sing wiggly worm when inside so that other people could hear you.

The tunnel trails

The tunnel trails

It was similar to a maze but underground, with lots of other people crawling around. Also while we were waiting, the instructor, Chloe, taught us ‘break it down’ which is a hand movement song that we soon did at the campfire.

When we arrived back at our cabins we had some time to finish unpacking and some time to ourselves before heading to the dining hall for a lovely dinner: sausages and mash with sweet corn.

At around 7:15, we all headed down for the camp fire where we learnt many songs.  Easily, the most popular song was the banana song. When the flames died down we began to walk back to our warm cabins for bed. Not a lot of people got much sleep mainly because we couldn’t wait for tomorrow’s activities…

 

Tuesday

First we did the low ropes, which were pretty much on the ground. We started with a warm up which was called animal splat.  Our equipment was a helmet. Ninja squirrel was one of our positions and Viking squirrel. We were split into groups of three and had to do stuff whilst walking across like singing or making monkey noises.

After that, we walked over the road to get to the huge giant swing which was amazing but scary, seeing as you dropped from 10 meters and just hung from your harness (which gave you a bad wedgie). When you were ready you had to pull on this white cord and then you will soar through the air.

On the giant swing

On the giant swing

After lunch we climbed on a coach for a 20 minute drive to the harbour to do some dragon boating. We learnt to do some rowing rhythms like, paddle tap paddle tap. Then we got in the boats which were red and yellow and began to practice. Then we did the races which were very fun. The red team won all three races. Since the yellow team lost we all blamed it on Mr Whitmore so we all pushed him in the sea. Unfortunately he was still wearing his sunglasses so they got lost at the bottom of the sea.

Dragon boating

Dragon boating

Wednesday

On the last day groups 1 & 2 went on a morning long hike before they, and the other groups, got back on the coach to come home back to Wivey Primary. On the hike we went through a forestry area with arachnids called drop spiders. The drop spiders only live in this certain forest. Scientists have tried to find out why but have not succeeded. These spiders come down from the trees and lay eggs in your hair which will hatch in the next 24 – 48 hours.

At one point we did a thing called a scream race up a hill. In the scream race you have to run up a hill and stop once your out of scream breath. By the drop spider forest we heard a story about pirates. The pirates traded and buried treasure around this historic area.

Our hike

Our hike

Near the end of the hike we had some yummy homemade ice cream next to a big cow statue. There were many flavours like: toffee fudge and raspberry meringue. There were 2 main famous people that visited and stayed in Weymouth they were Johnny Dep and President of the United States.