Sark School was very quiet at the end of April when almost half the students were away on a PGL adventure week on the Isle of Wight. 16 pupils from Classes Two and Three travelled by ferry, plane, bus, another ferry then coach with teacher Mandy Gray and head teacher Sarah Cottle. The first highlight was the Blue Islands lounge with its free biscuits followed by a flight where the school group took up 18 out of the 19 seats both ways. “The remaining passenger coped well,” Sarah explained, “despite a bout or two or air sickness from the children!” The group of 7 to 13 year olds stayed in log cabins at the Little Canada PGL site at Ryde where they could try their hand at abseiling, quad biking, zip wires, fencing, an assault course and the tunnel trail. On the last night there was a disco for all 220 children at the centre which was also something of a challenge for some of the Sark children who are used to being in a group of 40 at most. All enjoyed the trip though and no doubt the experience of being away from the island was as exciting as the activities themselves.
Pictures by Sue Daly L – R Boarding the plane, Enjoying the assault course