Today, depending on their group, the children enjoyed four of the following five activities: Sensory Trail, Abseiling, Archery, Climbing or Problem Solving.
Teamwork and communication was paramount for Problem Solving, but it also relied upon dexterity, speed and hand/eye coordination. The problems and tasks are best explained by the photographs (remember, if your child is not in the pictures, they are likely to be completing this activity tomorrow or another day).
Although it may sound unlikely or even strange, abseiling required the children to walk backwards down a vertical wall. All of the children need to be congratulated for encouraging each other to complete this task.
Whilst Climbing, the children encouraged one another to reach the highest height possible. All of the children gave this a go, which they should be applauded for, and several exceeded the height they had initially set themselves.
Archery provided children with an opportunity to use a bow and arrow, and like the other activities the children were surprised by how accurate they were: several children scored a bulls-eye!
Being able to see is something that most of us take for granted; the sensory trail was an activity that truly made the children aware of the importance of communication, touch and hearing, and that we should not take our sight for granted. They had to work together to navigate an obstacle course, relying on the voices of others as they ventured into the known.
Here are what some of the children’s thoughts about today and the previous days:
Sukhsagar: Shared that he really enjoyed ‘Capture the Flag’. He also said he realised through the Sensory Trail how hard it is when people do not have their sight.
Mindaugas: ‘The food tastes nice and singing the songs and doing the actions at the campfire was great fun… the archery was also fun and I shot the arrow into the blue part of the target.’
Sola: ‘I’ve enjoyed the nature: the flowers and being surrounded by the countryside. I also enjoyed abseiling because Poppy, my instructor, encouraged me to overcome my fear of heights. I have also made some new friends. ‘
Vesta: 'I’ve enjoyed PGL a lot because the instructors are really nice and there are lots of fun activities. Also I have been able to overcome my fear of being really high up. The food is also really amazing. Oh, PGL is just a very fun place!'
Keep scrolling below for today's pictures.