Day Five – Feeling (not so!) Alive!
Our final morning began with an extra early start to the day, to ensure we were all up, packed and out of the cabins by 9:00am. Parents, this is proof your children can do it- ask them to prove it to you on Monday morning!
It was also a special start to our day, with cake for breakfast, as we celebrated some birthdays! We have our Birthday Boy today, and an early celebration for our Birthday Girl!
Group 1’s (Joshua A, Rafael, Isabella, George, Nathanael, Nicole, Jack, David and Ivan) final activities included Vertical Challenge- a climbing obstacle course, and a Beach Walk, where we played games and learned about the Isle of Wight. It was lovely to see how much the group had grown in confidence when completing their activities. Well done, Group 1- what a lovely week we have had!
Group 2 (Tyler, Chibuikem, Nnamdi, Kosi, Hannah, Grace, Clodagh, Ruthmary, Frankie and Charlotte) began the day with Zip Wire. We concluded our action packed week by walking through the woods to the beach. While we were there, we had a sandcastle building race and the children and teachers were challenged to run as far as they should while screaming, or shouting; it was a unique activity that they certainly found entertaining!
Group 3 (Miguel, Darren, Isaac, Joshua M, Daniel Log., Daniel La., Abimbola, Osayi, Masako and Ayobami) were really excited for their last activities of the week. They started off with the Sensory Trail, where they were given the task of finding their partners through the animal sounds that they made. This was to help the children use their other four senses as they were blind-folded. After this, the children worked as a team, using their heightened senses, in order to overcome different obstacles. Although their clothes were slightly dirty, this did not discourage them. In fact, they had hoped for plenty of mud. After this, they moved on to the second activity which was the Trapeze. They went through the safety procedure of how to put their harness on, which they were now considered to be ‘Pros’. Everyone was brave and supportive of each other. They have really understood the term ‘teamwork’ and it was amazing to see.
Group 4 (Adam, Alyssa, Kalum, Tobias, Saphira, Edek, Maya, Nathan, Keishani and Torin) began their last day with the heart-pumping ‘Trapeze’ and the team- building ‘Sensory Challenge’. All the children jointly agreed the Trapeze was the, “hardest and scariest” of all the activities, yet they all reached the top landing, pushing and challenging themselves.
After lunch, we took our final group photo, signalling ‘Day Five – Done!’ and then we loaded up the coach.
Day Four – Islanders of the Day
Isabella – Group 1 – Miss Soutter said, “Today’s final Islander goes to Isabella. At the start of the week, Isabella was very nervous and apprehensive to take part in the activities. However, throughout the week, Isabella overcame her fears and became more confident and willing to take part. Today she even completed the Vertical Challenge, all by herself! Not only did Isabella conquer her fears, she was always helpful and polite to all adults. Well done, Isabella!”
Chibuikem – Group 2 – Mr Humm said, “My Islander of the Day is Chibuikem. This is because he embraced today’s challenges, despite not feeling his best from being a little bit under the weather yesterday, and went down the Zip Wire with a huge grin on his face!
Daniel La. – Group 3 – Ms Oye said, “I have chosen Daniel La. as Islander of the Day as he showed great confidence and courage in leading the team in the Sensory Trail, and also Trapeze. Although he was a bit tired, he took part in both activities sensibly and fearlessly.
Torin – Group 4 – Miss Elston said, “My Islander of the Day is Torin. Today, Torin faced the last two activities of the week with grit and determination. Defying gravity, he shot up the wooden pole on the ‘Trapeze’ activity and jumped off the ledge without one ounce of fear! Not only was he a brave daredevil, but he was super encouraging to his group peers when it was their turn, clapping and cheering them on from the sidelines. Well Done, Torin, a great team player!
Miss Allen’s Islander of the Day!
My Islander today is Ruthmary. She completed the Zip Wire this morning with no hesitation, and was especially supportive of her peers who felt a little nervous- just as she has done all week. Ruthmary has been polite, helpful and encouraging with both her peers and the adults. I have thoroughly enjoyed our conversations, and her company this week!
It has been lovely to see how much the children have grown in confidence throughout the week, and developed in independence and maturity. They really have been shining stars out on the Isle of Wight, with our PGL Group Leader Jack, and other members of PGL staff commenting on our children’s manners, positive attitudes and their actions, including the way they embraced each activity.
We are super proud of our children, and how they have conducted themselves whilst in Little Canada, and we sure you all are too!
We have just docked in the Port of Southampton, and will be en route to London shortly. Mr Coffey will keep you updated via ParentMail for when we are due to be back at school, and if there are any delays.
See you all soon!