Yr6 Liddington Trip 16-20th May
"Hello from PGL!
We're having so much fun. We arrived on Monday and were greeted by some lovely leaders and shown to our rooms. The food is marvellous and there is a wide variety to choose from; we particularly enjoyed the chicken goujons today.
We've been doing some fantastic activities but an all round favourite so far seems to be the Giant Swing. The weather has had its ups and downs but we've really enjoyed being outdoors. We're very much looking forward to our evening entertainment- tonight we're doing Wacky Races.
We're having such a great time and wish this experience would go on forever."
Jin and Prisha ( Zambezi)
Tuesday 17th May
Yesterday (Tuesday) Mrs Utting visited the Year 6 children at PGL Liddington http://www.pgl.co.uk/en-gb/school-trips/primary-schools/centres/liddington. The children were full of stories of their coach trip to the venue, via Avebury (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/avebury) where they stopped for lunch, and their first night at PGL. They had enjoyed sausages for tea and carried out an experiment to drop water balloons safely from height. Needless to say there was lots of fun when the balloons burst!
The site is huge and very smart (it used to be a hotel and conference venue) with the children 4 to a room with ensuite bathrooms. They had all been very well behaved on Monday evening and all was quiet by 10pm on the Monday night.
On Tuesday morning Mrs Utting joined Mrs Hall’s group who were attempting Jacob’s ladder (not easy and requiring help from friends to get higher up the ladder), before finding Mr West’s group on the big swing. The whole group worked together to pull 2 children at a time up into the air before they pulled the rope and released the swing – to the sounds of screams and laughter! Some of the children (including Miss Summerhays and Mr Cook) had begun their PGL experience getting a little bit wet building rafts but the sun was shining and the children were soon showered and back out on the site to enjoy the next activity.
Lunch was all sorts of delicious pasta dishes, as well as a fantastic salad bar, soup, bread and fruit so the children were well fed before relaxing in their rooms, writing postcards home and preparing for the afternoon’s activities. The children think their PGL group leaders are great and they are looking after Burlington very well to make sure we have fun, safely.
Mrs Utting left the children later in the day – some were enjoying the zip wire (yes Mrs Utting did have a go), some were fencing, others orienteering and yet another group were following a trail blindfolded. Every child was having a fantastic time; all were brilliantly behaved and were looking forward to their evening quiz activity and enjoying every moment. More news soon!
Thursday 19th May
"Hi from PGL!
We're still having a great time. The activities are amazing. We've loved the zip wire and the crate challenge (where you have to stack crates and see how high you can go). We have also enjoyed the evening activities, including quiz night and wacky races. We're looking forward to the disco tonight!
Our group leaders are funny and cheerful all the time. The teachers are very encouraging and join in with most of the activities. Mr West made it to the top of the vertical challenge!
There's a wide variety of yummy food and we get really big portions, which is great because we're always famished after our activities.
Our time here seems to be going so quickly- it's hard to believe we've got to leave tomorrow.
Thank you PGL for making our visit amazing- we hope we'll get the chance to come back!"
Tamer and Chris (Mississippi)