Ice-cream after hiking, PGL

Group 3’s recount of Osmington Bay, PGL.

Written by: Charlie, Chloe, Freya, Aaron. Harry, Ben, Jake, JoJo & Lucy

Monday

As the bus came to a halt, we unloaded the crammed luggage hold. Making our way up the hill, to the bedrooms, the air was filled with a throng of excitement.

Once settled the activities soon began. First were the low ropes. Everyone did a series of trust exercises followed by a safety talk. From nets to swings and even single ropes, we cruised through the exercise. The heat was intense!

Low ropes

Low ropes

Gasping for water, our group slithered to the nearest fountain and decided to have a long drink.
But was the day over? No!

Giant Swing

Giant Swing

The next activity was the Giant Swing. A metal pole strung high above the ground. Two at a time we were strapped to said pole and hoisted up and up and up. A scream echoed round the whole resort as most of the girls had there dreaded go.

After a very huge dinner, the night seemed to loom up and we retired to our quarters, shattered.

Tuesday

The first activity we had was hiking. We kicked off our journey by visiting one of Johnny Depp’s many houses! Then we stopped for scrumptious ice creamJ. We came across many beautiful sites! The instructors told us fascinating stories. Apparently there was spiders called drop spiders in a forest, we had to wear a hoodie or put leaves in our hair so it seems like we are natural plants. We came back exhausted!

Later, in the afternoon we took a long bus ride. To the south-west coast and Dragon boating was our aim. There was a red and a blue team. The red team won all of the races. Mr Whitmore kept splashing us, so we pushed him in!

Ice-cream at the end of the hike

Ice-cream at the end of the hike

 

Wednesday

In the morning for breakfast after packing everyone’s bags (and for some, having quick a game of rugby) yr6 had scrambled eggs with sausages and beans, with either yoghurt, or porridge/ salady nibbles.  Then, full up and prepared for the final day ahead, set off for the first activities!

The first activity on day 3 was indoor climbing where we could climb a wall witch was numbered 6. That was the harder one. After the joyous year 6s all had a go on wall 6 then had a go on number 7 which was the easier one. About 10 minutes into the indoor climbing they got to choose which wall they could do. Charlie, Harry and Freya did wall 7 and the rest done wall 6, the hardest one.

After a ten minute break year 6 moved on to the tunnel trail witch was really fun! They did some warm ups first and are instructor told them the correct way to go through the tunnels. There were two different kinds of tunnels, a black one and a green one. The green tunnel was the bigger one, which you can crawl through but the black tunnel you had to army crawl through. Towards the end they did some treasure hunts to find some cones in the dark depths of the holes.

Tunnel trails

Tunnel trails