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Half Term Countdown!Happy New Year to one and all! We hope you all had a great holiday and have fought off all those nasty bugs! We are all excited to have started the Spring Term but are looking foward to our next holiday!
In 0 days we break up for half term!
This means we are 100 % of the way to Valentines Day!
Well here we are on day 3. The combination of a busy day yesterday and a late night at the campfire made for a much better nights sleep. Night patrol for the staff was much more relaxing with even the chance of a cup of tea and some sweet treats.
Bright and early this morning, we all got dressed and showered ready for our room inspection and breakfast. We all scored well on the tidying and enjoyed a tasty meal of sausage, egg and beans. After breakfast, we had to get ourselves prepared for water sports activities.
Filled with excitement, we all hot footed it up to the water sports chalet to meet our instructors and get all of the equipment. With a wiggle and a squeeze we made it into our wetsuits (with only one split bottom seam!) and listened to the safety talk carefully.
The beach was a little walk from the centre along some twisty paths; very tricky to manouvre an oar or padel through these but we all made it in one piece. When we arrived at the beach, we used our excellent listening skills again to make sure that we all stayed safe and had fun. Miss Surman had one final check that she had the correct footwear on and then it was time to take to the water.
Everyone really enjoyed their time in the canoes and kayaks even if we needed a little helping hand at first. Miss Bairstow even lost a shoe in the quicksand and had to borrow Miss Surman’s to walk home. Thank goodness for the emergency high heels in Miss Surman’s rucsack!
Back at PGL, we all warmed up with a hot shower then enjoyed a lunch of burgers, chips and salad. I hope we will have enough energy to enjoy our afternoon activities and of course, the disco!
What a busy day! Thank goodness for a rest, cup of warm tea and a chance to blog. After a carb filled lunch (to recharge our batteries) of wraps, spicy chicken or beef and nachos, we have all taken part in 2 more fantastic activities. Mrs Hudson was particularly excited about the aeroball activity as we had told her all about it this morning and she eagerly listened to the instructions before smashing the ball in the goal.
Some of us learnt some great survival skills today. How to build a shelter and start a camp fire using flint. It was a tricky and physical task that needed a lot of team work and concentration but we got there in the end. I’m not sure I would want to test the shelters out in the bad weather though!
We better go now and catch up with Mrs Hudson and the others at the campfire, singing songs and enjoying toasted marshmallows. (I hope they saved us one) Pictures will follow tomorrow. Fingers crossed for an early night tonight. Miss Surman and Miss Bairstow