Isle of Wight

Every year, our Year 5&6 children have a fantastic week away on the Isle of Wight staying at PGL’s Little Canada site.

Click here for the Little Canada website.

Some of our activities in the past have included:

  • Canoeing
  • Dragon Boating
  • Problem Solving
  • Dragon’s Quest
  • Abseiling
  • Climbing
  • Aeroball
  • Cat Walk
  • Trapeze
  • Sailing

Monday 26th June 2017

We enjoyed the ferry trip to Fishbourne – after a long wait at Portsmouth – before we finally arrived at Little Canada.  Everyone found their cabins, made their beds and unpacked before we went on a tour of the site to find out where everything was.  After dinner we sang lots of silly songs around the campfire!

Tuesday 27th June 2017

We all managed to get some sleep!  After breakfast, everyone went together to the beach for our kayaking session.  It was quite windy and we were going against the tide so we all had to paddle hard but we had a great time.  After lunch we split into our activity groups for our first sessions of archery, aeroball and climbing, before getting back together for our final session of the day – dragon boating.  We managed to win a couple of races against another school.  It’s been a very rainy day but it hasn’t stopped us enjoying ourselves!

Wednesday 28th June 2017

It’s still raining!  We’ve had a great day, though – we’ve all been to have a go on the trapeze and giant swing, as well as aeroball and low ropes. This evening we’re pitting our wits at the PGL Quiz.

Thursday 29th June

This morning we went on a Scavenger Hunt on the beach – some of the children even managed to find some of the elusive “Isle of Wight Blue”. When we returned to site everyone had the opportunity to have a go at orienteering and to get VERY muddy on the Sensory Trail. Some of us also tried climbing and abseiling.