Last week some of our Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to enjoy a residential with PGL at Caythorpe Court. This is an activity centre with a full programme of events for the children.

The activities experienced by our pupils included archery, buggy building, a disco, raft building, aeroball, trapeze, fencing, splash and finally kayaking. These experiences help the children in many ways, working as a team to build a raft or buggy takes communication, listening and negotiating skills. The trapeze builds the children’s confidence, overcoming fears, as they realise they can achieve something they wouldn’t have thought possible. In splash the children have to build something to protect water balloons. They have limited materials and their water balloons are dropped and any that survived could be thrown at PGL Staff. The children relished ensuring their balloons survived!

On the last day the children were all together for their Kayaking lesson. The weather was perfect as the sun shone down on them and they learned to manoeuvre in the water. You can see more from the trip in the film below.