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 25th June 2018

We left school at about 10.15am.  Unfortunately there was a LOT of traffic on the M25 and it seemed to take ages for us to get off the M25!  However, we soon arrived at Portsmouth and enjoyed eating our lunch on the ferry.  After a short break to swap coaches, we arrived at Little Canada.  We found out where everything was on the site and found our rooms before dinner.  In the evening we went to the campfire and learned some new songs.  By 10pm we were all tucked up in bed…



Tuesday 26th June 2018

We had an early start to our day with breakfast at 7.00am- lots of choice and a good start to the day ahead. Morning activities followed- survivor and cat walk. In the survivor session we explored woodland crafts, including how to build different types of shelters and how we could use flints to create a fire. Cat walk is a set of 4 high ropes challenges, which increase in difficulty each time.

Lunch followed the morning activities and we then had a session of games with our group instructor. The afternoon sessions were ‘tunnel trail’ and trapeze. Tunnel trail was very exciting, with challenges taking place in underground tunnels. Trapeze was a test of climbing skills, together with a final leap of faith from a platform to trapeze.


Wednesday 27th June 2018

Some people weren’t so keen to get up this morning! After breakfast, we went to Problem Solving and Climbing – lots of us went to the top of the tower.  We then had lunch before changing into wetsuits & buoyancy aids for our canoeing session down off the beach – some of us were definitely better than others at steering and paddling the boats but we all had a fantastic time 🙂  This evening we have enjoyed a quiz.


Thursday 28th June 2018

We started the day with Jacob’s Ladder and the Sensory Trail – we got very muddy, as you can see in our photos 🙂  In the afternoon we enjoyed a more relaxing time on the beach for a little while before we came back to have a go at archery.  Everyone dressed up for this evening’s disco!

Friday 29th June 2018

Our final morning was spent on the Zip Wire and playing Aeroball.  We were all sad to say goodbye to Little Canada and our brilliant Groupie, Jack, but are looking forward to getting home to see our friends and family.  What a great week we have had 🙂