Today I have driven up to Caythorpe Court to visit Y6 and bring them their dry clothes - so thank you to those of you who dropped a change of clothes into school - they were gratefully received on arrival!! Although the rain wasn't quite as torrential as it was on Tuesday it has been another wet and muddy day ... however, the children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves completing activities such as Jacobs Ladder, the Vertical Challenge, fencing and quad biking. This evening they have enjoyed a final evening of games together. Everyone I have spent time with today has said they have had a fantastic experience and are proud of themselves for at least one thing they have achieved this week! from Mrs Sheppard
Thursday's messages home:
Hi mum, dad, Ben and Bailey,
I have got to the top of everything except Jacob’s ladder but was one away. I liked most activities except orienteering. I am in a room with Stefan, Nick, Dylan, Sammy and Josh Banfield. I went really fast in the Quad biking! Love, Luke C
Dear mum and dad,
PGL is absolutely awesome! I’ve done some many activities that I don’t know where to start! Today I did the Jacob’s ladder with Libby and Esme. I’ve got a photo. I hope it came out ok. We got all the way up to the top even though it was super tricky and high! I also did climbing, fencing ( which was super fun)and quad-biking! My favourite activities were the giant swing and trapeze and Jacob’s ladder. It’s rained for ages but it has been really fun anyway. I miss you loads and Django. I loved your letter- I am so glad I got it. The food here is awesome and my bed is super comfy. My trainers are kind of wrecked- I am so glad Grandad send my other ones.
Love you so much,
I’ve managed to complete all the activities and the food is great. For the first couple of days it was rainy, but since the rain has stopped it’s been cheerful and amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing you guys and my own bedroom! I have had a great experience (feeling scared was one of the emotions!)
See you tomoz
Hi Tahlia, Mummy + Daddy,
I have had the most amazing time, I caught the pole on Trapeze, got to the top of All Aboard and I loved quad biking it was so fun.
Love you + miss you so, so, so so much.
Dear Mum + Dad
I miss you so much. We’ve done loads of activities. Tuesday I did Giant Swing and OMG sooooooooo much fun. Wednesday we did Trapeze I went to the top, did the bum shuffle but was too scared to stand up and jump to the bar. Today’s Thursday the first thing me and Sara and my group did was quad bikes. I went so fast it was so fun. Next we did Jacob’s Ladder, it was so wobbly!
I love Mia so much, I miss her (no lies). Oh yeah I love you Mum and Dad too.
XXXX Chloe XXXX
I’m in a room with Ilona, Taiya, Esme and Libby S. I’ve really enjoyed PGL so far and it’s been a good experience. On Tuesday I went on All Aboard with Ilona and Taiya and I made it to the top. Later on me and Taiya went on the Giant Swing together and went to the full height. On Wednesday I went on the Trapeze and got to the top and did the ‘Clifton/Thornton’ pose. We also did abseiling and it was really fun. Today I went on Jacob’s Ladder with Ilona and Taiya and we had a blast. In the afternoon, I went on the climbing wall with Ilona and we both got to the top. PGL has been amazing.....
Hi, mummy and family. I miss all of you soooo much Thank you so much for the card. I have done soooo much and had lots of fun. I got to nearly the top of most stuff. The Giant Swing was so fun but the drop scared me and I screamed soooo loud! Tell Ridwhan that I went on Quad Bikes, hope he is jealous ( I went so fast)! I miss your kisses and hugs. Ridwhan , I miss your driving, Laila I miss you, even though you are very annoying!
LOVE YOU ALL!
Xxxxxxxx - lots of kisses
Hi, I'm at PGL. Everything has been absolutely fantastic. So far I have done a lot. The weather has been decent and all the activities are exquisite. I am sharing a room with Katie and Charlotte which is great. I have had a great time here and I think this is amazing. The food is amazing and I have eaten alot.
Thanks for reading. Parisa
I have missed you so much from the bottom of my heart. Without you, I wouldn't be here. I love you so much. Did you know that I'm not scared of heights anymore- I'm so excited for the Vertical Challenge on Friday. I've seen the letter you wrote to me and it was lovely. Did you also know I went to the top of the Giant Swing-now that was scary! I can't wait to give you a big hug.
Dear Mum, Dad, Florence and Annie,
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I'm still alive! Anyway, so far I'm doing really well on my activities and have really surprised myself. The Giant Swing is the only thing that I was really scared of. The best thing here is probably the food. I've hardly gotten any sleep but that's fine because I got to talk alot. The weather hasn't exactly been ideal but we've put up with it and managed not to walk into any newly formed lakes. I'm really looking forward to seeing you and the dogs and the TV. See you soon.
Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I am doing fine despite the weather. I am missing you all badly. I have overcome my fear of heights and have done several activities I have never done before. This includes the Trapeze, abseiling, orienteering, rock climbing, the Giant swing, All Aboard, fencing and archery. I am actually quite surprised because the food is great and so is my room. Anyway, once again I miss you all and I will see you on Friday.
Bye, from Matthew
I really miss you right now. Got my letter- who drew that really weird picture? I went to the top of the Trapeze and All Aboard. I also went all the way on the Giant Swing and trust me, it's Giant! We did quad biking and to be honest I really don't want my driving licence because I want to drive a quad bike instead! On Jacob's ladder I only made it to the 4th log. I did the climbing wall and I got really high. I really miss you and its really silent without Iesa shouting that he won a victory royal on Fortnite! Love you from Alisha x
Dear Mum and Dad,
I’m having a wonderful time at PGL. Today we did Jacob’s Ladder with Luke C and Will. Although we didn’t get to the top we had a great time, it was really difficult. Outside our window a family of bunny rabbits come out each night jumping around gleefully.
Dear Mum, Dad + Malia,
Today (Thursday) I did the Vertical Challenge which is where you go up a wobbly ladder, onto some tyres, climb a wall and then go up some ropes (all on top of each other). I also went up Jacob’s Ladder and the Giant Swing. There was a Trapeze 20 metres in the air and I got onto it. (I’ll tell you all about when I get back!)
Love you Steff XXX
Dear Mum and Dad
I miss you although I am having fun. Today we did Fencing, the Climbing Wall, Jacob’s Ladder and Quad Biking. In my room is me, Chloe, Sara, Scarlet, Libby W and Alisha. On the Giant Swing I went to the top. I had the disco war which was sooooo fun. I can’t wait to see you tomorrow
Love From Millie
Hello! I am in a room with Taiya, Jake, Ilona and Libby! I got to the top of Trapeze and did the Giant Swing with Libby (I cried a lot)! The disco was on Wednesday; it was lots of fun. It has been raining here but we are still happy and just about to go on Jacobs Ladder. My favourite thing was the Trapeze and I jumped onto hte bar even though it looked really far. The food is very nice especially the fires and fish fingers. See you when I get back.
Dear Mum and Dad
Firstly, thanks for the clothes. The Giant Swing, disco and all the other activities so far have been fun, I have just finished Quad Biking ( I went too fast around corners)!
Thanks for the card. I have had great meals and loads of sleep! This place is AWESOME! I’ve recently finished the Climbing Wall (twice). The first time I got to the top on the easiest side and then I got to the top on the hardest side. It’s Latieef’s birthday today and lucky us, we got cake.
Jay has been helped lots by me - I got him to the top of The Giant Swing and boosted him up Jacob’s Ladder, even though I wasn’t going up with him. Anyway, that’s the kind of thing that happens here!
PS slightly missing you!
To my family,
I am having a great time at PGL! It’s been a bit wet though! I hope you are coping without my awesomeness! I went to the top on the giant swing and the all abroad. I’m in a room with Olive, Harriet and Grace- we’ve had a lot of laughs! I’m excited to see what’s to come and to see you guys! Love you
To mum and dad,
On Wednesday, I had a great time in the trapeze and archery. Although the food is nice some of it is not halal. I also had a good time with Kuba, Osian and Jay.
Everything is fine here- I’m really, really, really enjoying it. Hope everything is good back at home. I really miss you and dad and Zaf. We’ve been doing activity such as abseiling, trapeze, quad biking, giant swing and the vertical challenge. Don’t worry about me, I am doing absolutely fine.
Love you xxx
I have thoroughly enjoyed my three days at PGL with YG. Today, I have shed a tear on many occasions when children have surprised themselves and proved just how brave they are. The children have been an absolute credit to Prae Wood (and you!) – PGL leaders have commented how rare it is to have such supportive children who encourage and cheer on their peers so enthusiastically. This year we haven’t had to worry about dehydration or sunburn but the children have learnt that clothes don’t dry when left on the floor! However, it’s remained largely dry today and I know the children are exhilarated with their achievements so far. I am on my way home and they are off to the disco!
More messages from the children:
Today was very rainy. I went on the giant swing with Luke R! We went to the top! We missed Aeroball today due to the rain this morning but had time in our rooms. I’m sharing with Luke K, Harry, Tom, Judd and Zac. I’m looking forward to quad biking.
Hi, I’m having a great time. My favourite thing is the giant swing that goes 300 mph. Just been to the shop and I’ve bought myself a bouncy ball. When I come home I will cause trouble with it! I’m having a great time with my amazing friends. Bye bye guys.
From Kuba :)
I feel very tired but I don’t mind because I am having an amazing time. I feel comfortable in my room as I like who I’m sharing with. Today I did the giant swing and went all the way to the top! I made it to the platform on All Aboard - it was scary. The weather isn’t the best. Miss you all.
Luke R xxxx
P. S. We went to the shop and bought Marshmallows,teddy bear PGL letting and a pencil with eraser.
So far I have done giant swing, all aboard and sensory trail. I had a good day. Look forward to seeing you went I get back.