PGL Trip Day 5

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On the last day of this year’s residential trip, after a hearty breakfast the children spent the morning taking part in either Aeroball or the vertical challenge before their return home.

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PGL Trip 2018 Day 4

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Day 4 was a another lovely sunny day. The children have enjoyed the quad bikes, the zip wire, trying their hand at archery and up high on the vertical challenge! The evening was filled with sporting activities.

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PGL Trip 2018 Day 3

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After a good night’s sleep, the children enjoyed a host of activities including the giant swing, buggy building, the challenge course and problem solving.

After dinner they will be taking part in ‘Snap Shot’ this evening!

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Class 5 trip to Howe Park Woods

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On Friday 5th October, the children in class 5 went to Howe Park Woods to go on an Autumn walk, which linked to their current topic, Seasons.

After our drive to the woods, the children sat down for a cup of hot chocolate and a biscuit.  The children explored the woods and went on a hunt for autumn leaves, conkers and acorns. They collected many things to take back to school to use for arts and craft and seasonal activities. All the children enjoyed the trip and returned to school in time for lunch.

Class 4 trip to Woburn Safari Park

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On 27th September, the children in class 4 went on a trip to Woburn Safari Park, in support of their current topic, Jungle.

The children were very excited as they boarded the coach, which then provided them with a great view of the animals as we drove through the park.  A guide introduced the children to all the different animals around the park, and they were particularly excited to see the new one day old baby giraffe! After the tour of the park the children had a picnic lunch followed by visits to the penguins, sea lions, tropical birds, wallabies and the elephant show. All the children (and the staff) had a wonderful time.

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PGL Trip 2018 Day 2

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The children had a busy first day, with back to back activities!

In the morning they climbed and built rafts…..some with more success on the water than others!

After a lunch of jacket potato and salad, the children were orienteering and on the trapeze (they climbed a pole and had to jump off the top towards a trapeze!).

They enjoyed an evening meal of lasagne or chicken nuggets after which, the evening activity of ‘Human Cluedo’ began – Who kidnapped the instructor? Was it the gorilla, the minion, the pirate, the crocodile, the chicken or the cowboy?

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PGL Trip 2018 Day 1

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On 15th October 2018, the children in the prep department boarded the coach to take them on the annual PGL residential trip.

On route they spent time at Twin Lakes Family Theme Park in Melton Mowbray, where they enjoyed the zoo farm, the Creepy Critters Zone, Bird of Prey Zone, supersize soft play areas and much more.

They arrived at the PGL centre in Grantham by 3.30pm and after they had settled in they enjoyed a hot meal following by a game of Ambush.

Everyone was asleep by 9.30pm!

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Class 11 trip to the Houses of Parliament

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The children in class 11 visited the Houses of Parliament on Friday 12th October as part of their PSHEE work on democracy and government in the UK.  During the trip, they took a tour of the House of Lords and the House of Commons, they were shown royal entrances and stood where aws are created and debated.  The magnitude of the building and the grandeur of the benches and stain glassed windows was magnificent; it filled the children with awe and inspiration.

The children also engaged in an ‘election game’ and learned about politics, policies and campaigning.  They were treated to a question and answer session with a life peer, Baroness Janet Fookes; the first member of the House of Lords to ever speak to a school group! We were very honoured to hear about her life in politics and to be able to ask questions of such a respected life peer.

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Harvest Festival

Harvest Fest-5On Monday 8th October, the parents, pupils and staff at Broughton Manor celebrated our annual harvest festival.  The donated food for the MK food bank was collected in our assembly hall and the children welcomed Reverend Matt Trendall from the Walton Churches Partnership.

After the assembly, members of the School Council delivered the food to the MK Food Bank.  The students were given a tour of the site and a talk about the amazing charitable work of the Food Bank.  They were able to see where our donation was sorted and packaged and to meet some of the individual volunteers working there.

Class 7 trip to Cadbury World

Cadburys WorldOn Monday 1st October, the children in class 7 visited Cadbury World.  They had a great time learning about the origins of  chocolate, the history behind the Cadbury company and how chocolate bars are made.

The children had a lot of fun writing their names in chocolate and then eating it, of course!