This week our Year 6s are on their fabulous PGL activity at Osmington Bay in Dorset.

Here are the latest updates from the camp and what they have been up to.

PGL Day 1

Year 6 arrived safe and sound at Osmington Bay PGL site. There was rifle shooting and zip wiring before a hearty tea. There was plenty of fun and games in the evening before all the children excitedly settled down for bed. Tomorrow is due to be another exciting day.

PGL Day 2

Day two down and it was a cracker. We nipped up the road to the Olympic sailing centre at Weymouth where all the children built rafts before hitting the water.

After lunch they did fencing and the giant swing. You probably heard their squeals from where you are! A session at the play area and a disco finished them off, with an all in macarena dance to end it!!! They are just about tucked up in bed now ready for a final blast tomorrow.


Year 6 had a brilliant time in Osmington Bay at the PGL camp. Nerves were tested as they began on the giant zip wire before heading off to the rifle range. There were a load of games played in the ‘Sports Night’ evening entertainment session. On day two, we all headed over to the Olympic sailing centre at Weymouth/Portland where rafts were built and then launched into the bay. There was LOTS of splashing, shrieking and smiles too! In the afternoon, the children took on the giant swing and had a go at fencing. After a session on the huge play area, the day was finished with a disco where there was a demonstration of good, bad and plain ugly dancing! It was great to see everyone busting their moves to the Macarena song at the end! Despite all of the activities, the highlight of the day was undoubtedly the chance to head to the shop on the site where they stocked up on sweets!!! The final morning was spent street surfing and taking on the centre’s ‘Survival’ challenge which included lighting fires and creating their own shelters. The end of trip presentation was meant to be at the beach but with the weather taking a turn for the worse, we piled into a classroom for some daft awards to be given out. The children were magnificent ambassadors for the school and I was proud of each and every one of them for pushing themselves out of their comfort zones. We talk about FSM’s ‘Learning Powers’ (GRIT, Collaboration, Communication, Independence, Reflection and Risk Taking) whilst at school but over the last few days, the Year 6s have done more than they ever could in a classroom. Well done to them. My final words are MASSIVE thank yous to Miss A who is simply ‘the childrens’ champion’ and Mr Peak who, as always, went above and beyond in doing his bit. 


See some of the highlights from the camp here.

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