Learning Heroes at PGL!

Throughout our week at PGL, we all needed to use our Superhero Learning Values. Which of the Superhero Learning Values did you use the most? How did that learning hero help you to overcome a challenging situation? What have you learnt as a result of the experience?

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45 Responses to Learning Heroes at PGL!

  1. Alice C says:

    During my time at PGL Little Canada, I think I have demonstrated all of the learning super heroes. Out of all of the super heroes, I think I have demonstrated ‘Risk Taker’ the most due to the fact I had never done the majority of the activities before. When I was on the Giant Swing, an activity I said I would never do, I felt very apprehensive and very reluctant to do it. However, after a lot of courage, I managed to conquer the exhillirating swing. I was only 1-2ft from the very frightening top of the swing. After using the Risk taking learning value, I have learnt that even though taking risks can be very scary, always try taking risks because they can actually be really rewarding. Without being a risk taker, I would of never have done the Giant Swing and I knew I would regret it. So, always take a risk and it might actually surprise you!

  2. Isabelle H says:

    Having a sense of humour is really important due to the fact you will need to use it all the time at PGL. The time I most needed a sense of humour is on the Quad Bikes because if you crash or get muddy you will need a sense of humour to laugh about it. A sense of humar is sooooo important due to the fact you need it all the time. There is no point getting upset about it because, after a while, you will think what did I get upset about? I definitely needed my sense of humour on the Abseiling as I looked up and I was really scared. When I got to the top I really did not want to do but when I was half way down I was laughing about why I got scared. As soon I was at the bottom I was really excited and immediately wanted another go. You might not know but everyone has a sense of humour ( they just may not know it ).

  3. Emily H says:

    I think I used Captain Risk Taker the most at PGL: especially on the BIG SWING! As soon as I reached the top, I glanced down andI felt like I was going to fall but I remembered that we should never give up and take the risk.

  4. C Joshua says:

    At Little Canada, which was amazing, I needed the Captain Risk Taker because I tried everything and I’m really glad that I did. I enjoyed the giant swing because I was worried at first but when I took the risk, I was fine! All of my team mates cheered me on and helped me take a risk. I have learnt that you must try something first and then you might like it!

  5. Lexie N says:

    At little canda the super hero i used the most was teamship.In the giant swing i think I used teamship because you worked in a team to pull your freinds to were they want to swing .I think we all used teamship in dragon boating because you had to try and paddle at the same time and race at

  6. Haydon W says:

    During your time in PGL Little Canada, you will need to use all of our learning heroes such as :Risk taker, Responsibility, Resilience, Sense of humour, motivation and finally Teamship.

    At PGL Little Canada the most important superhero you will need to show is Teamship – you can’t argue with your teamates otherwise you will not succeed in your challenge.

  7. Stephanie F says:

    During my learning experience at Little Canada, I used one superhero learning power the most, responsibility and teamship. Throughout the trip I demonstrated teamship due to the fact that I had never before had room inspections which made me work with my team mates to make sure we had a clean and tidy cabin. I also showed responsibility for tidying our cabin and not just leaving it to everyone else. Litttle Canada was a truly amazing experience and I think that the trip helped me to learn more about these great superhero powers.

  8. Daniel S says:

    I loved PGL because on the zip wire there was a large pole whith metal runners (which looked like giant staples) and I had to demonstrate motivation because they were ever so slippery in the mud. Even when my foot slipped, I did not give up and I kept at it. Eventualy I made it up and had a total blast. As a result of this experience, I have learnt that even when I am struggling, if I keep at it, I will feel a sense of achevment after all.

  9. Abigail R says:

    One night, in my cabin, myself and my cabin mates had discovered a mischevious mouse. A very mischeveious mouse.It darted aroud our cabin like a gocart!!!This was the time when I could use the supper heroes.I used sense-of-huma because i had never had something like that happen to me before.My cabin mates and myself had to use teamship to work together and to carry on and keep calm about our amazing adventure.If we did not work as a team we would have tricky problems to solve by ourselfes.Luckly, we did solve the problem with our teacher,Miss Cazneaux, and some help from the PGL staff (the PGL hero!!!) He helped get rid of the mouse. He is always very helpful!!I have lernt by this not to be so scard but just carry on with the help of my wonderful team. I can now look back at the mouse night and laugh!

  10. Dayna S says:

    During my stay at PGL, l had to use all of my superhero learning values, accomplishing activities l said l would not ever get round to doing. The one that l demonstrated the most was team-ship due to the fact, in almost all of the activities, you had to work in a team by doing a favour like pulling a rope on the giant swing or paddling in time with everyone else in the dragon boat! Although you might think it’s quite easy to use all heroes, when reflecting on the week l found out that l used one value a lot more than some! l found that working as a team is really important when you are staying at PGL for a week doing activities with 44 other children!

  11. Ben W says:

    At Little Canada it was so fun because of the activities. I especially loved on the giant swing because I used all my super hereos but the one I used the most was Captain motivation because I didn’t want to do it but I made myself do it. Everyone cheered me on so I pulled the red cord and my stomach went up on the way down! If it wasn’t for motivation, I would have missed out. I have learnt to take a risk more.

  12. Rebecca K says:

    I think I used teamship because on the Giant swing you had to winch your team mates up (using the hand to hand technique which is where you keep over lapping your hands). Moreover, when you get up the top you have to pull a red cord to swing down but remerber you’re safe. Next we did caterpiller (which is where you hold the rope and run back round a dark red cone) . But if you dont do the Giant swing when you come home you will regret not doing it.
    Its great fun!!!!

  13. Tarka A says:

    During our PGL trip, we used a varety of superheros such as:motivation . Motivation is a brilliant skill to learn; you can use it in many different activities. When I was completing the big swing, an activityi had never done before, I was extremely motovated in deciding i would acomplish everything I was faced with! At this exhilarating park, I believe I have learnt a number of skills, and I am proud to have been a part of it!

    Thank you PGL!

  14. Kerry O says:

    I was working well in a team to my teamates in the Matrix because you have to work out problems (when cleaning quad bikes) .We all have to work well in a team with the dragon boating. Moreoever, you have to work well in a team when you are doing canoeing. If we didn’t work in a team in canoeing , well you can go on your own but it won’t be very helpful if you did! Furthermore, you will capsize.I learnt that if you work in a team it is much better than working on your own.

  15. Chloe S says:

    During our exhilarating trip at PGL, I found that I had to apply the majority of our learning superheroes towards the activities but I reckon the one I used the most was risk taker due to the fact I was quite nervous before the challenges and had to take a risk and have a go! This useful skill helped me to overcome the zipwire, an activity I thought I’d never do. At first sight I was fairly daunted by the size of the pole we had to climb due to the fact it looked very tall which made me totally reluctant to have an attempt. However, as I began to see others scrambling up the pole, my confidence began to build up and I knew it was time to take a risk, be couragous and have a go! I am now proud to say that I completed the zipwire and have been a real risk taker! I have learnt that if you take a risk, you’ll learn somthing new: by being risky, I’ve learnt that the zipwire wasn’t as nerve wracking as I imagined it to be! So take a risk and be brave, you surely won’t regret it afterwards!

  16. Megan S says:

    I really enjoyed PGL because we had to use so many of our Learning Super Heroes, especially Teamship because most of them you had to pull rope or solving problems with each other. Even when you dont want to do things and you think people dont need your help, it’s always best to help other wise you will regret it afterwards. We all had to have Teamship when it came to the Big Swing due to the fact that you had to pull rope to get them to go higher.I have learnt to use my Learning Super Heros where ever I go.

  17. Emily A says:

    I think I needed responsibility because my cabin was a total mess and we had a room inspection so I was so worrid.I think it helped me a lot because if we didn’t clean up our mess, we would of had a 3/10 or less and that would have been bad score so i am proud of myself that we didn’t get that score. Furthermore, I am proud of myself because i took responsibility for our cabin key because if we didn’t have that we would be locked out of our cabin and that would be terrible because your suitcase is in there with all of your clothes inside and that so that was a huge responsibility so i am proud that i did that.

  18. Samuel S says:

    When we were at PGL, I had to show teamship because we had to pull a rope as a team. The rope was pulling my friends up on the giant swing. Furthermore, I had to take a risk on the giant swing because I chose to go right to the top because I didn’t want to let my friend down but I was worried about the height because at the top of the giant swing it was was really tall. I have learnt to be more a risk taker and now I’m a lot better using teamship as well.

  19. Freya S says:

    I was a risk taker on most of the activities such as: climbing, canoeing, kayaking and most of all the Giant Swing.The Giant Swing was the one where I need to be a risk taker most of all due to the fact when I saw someone else do it it looked super high. However, I took a risk and I had so much fun! If I wasn’t a risk taker I would not have done most of the activities and the trip would not have been so amazing. I was so glad I took risks at first although I wasn’t so sure. Moreover, I learnt taking a risk leads to a exhillarating ending which everyone would enjoy!

  20. Jasmine L says:

    During my amazing time at PGL I used many Superheroes but there was one in particular that I used the most. That one was Teamship. I used this learning hero in: Giant Swing ( as you had to pull the rope to get the people in the swing to the top), Coneing (to row the boat), Matrix ( having to clean quadbikes, it’s really fun…not) and everything (because you need to cheer your friends on to do the activity as it is their only chance). I hope all the Y4′s, who move up next year, remember to use as many superhero values as they can because you never know you may get noticed!

    If any of the staff at PGL are reading this, can I just say you made my time very unforgettable.

  21. Charlotte R says:

    Throughout our time at PGL, I have used more than one learning super hero, including: resilience, responsibility, sense of humour and much more. I think I used risk taker the most because most of the activities included heights which I was not too fond of. But, using my heroes, I managed to pull through all of the activities even though I sometimes felt like I didn’t want to do the activity. During the trip, I had to use risk taker on the abseiling because I felt really worried, but once I got to the top I realised that it wasn’t that high. Also, if we let go of the rope, the staff would pull on a rope to stop me from falling. I now realise that there is no point in life if you don’t take a risk every so often.

  22. Archie G says:

    Firstly,little canada was amazing. During PGL I learnt that I mostly needed the help of the learning superhero sense of humour due to the fact that in kayaking I fell in about five times. During the week, I personally needed the learning hero responsibility for making sure my cabin mates such as:Harry,Josh,Sam,Thomas and myself were doing their jobs by cleaning the cabin mainly because we had cabin inspection which was TIRING! Wednesday afternoon was very strange because Matrix was boring due to the fact we were cleaning QUADBIKES! Now my hands are really sore. The Giant swing was awesome but also scary because the swing was over fifty foot tall!

  23. Aidan H says:

    At PGL Little Cananda, I had to use my sense of humour due to the fact that when I was abseiling (quite shamefully) I couldn’t help but push myself away from the flat wall and swing right into the rigid planks face first. However, that didn’t stop me, with plenty more bashes and bruises I found myself near the bottom of the wall, still safely clipped in my harness. My peers cheered me on as leapt down, yet again with a little stumble, I unlatched my saftey gear and guess what I had a laugh and dashed straight up the steps of the tower and had another go at the forty feet high abseiling challenge. (this also included a lot of funny little tumbles as well). Having conquered the almighty wall, I thought to myself; “wow I really can’t believe this! I walked down a tower forty whole feet in the air and I still want to go again!” It really took a lot of effort to complete this task using my sense of humour but, after all you’ll feel good about it. I would also like to mention how amazing using quads is because it requires huge mounds of resilience and responsibility to use one.

  24. Haydon W says:

    While you’re in PGL you will need to show all of our learning super heroes, not just because your representing our school but you are setting an example of yourself! As well, if you don’t listen you could not know what you are doing when it is your turn to do an activity which would be horrible because you only get to do these activites once in a lifetime. On each and every activity you will need to use these super heroes in order to complete these once in a lifetime oppurtunity!

  25. Isabelle H says:

    PGL was so amazing!!!!! I think being a risk taker is so important due to the fact on nearly everything you will have to use it. For me the most I had to use it was on the Giant Swing because, when I got to the top, I was so scared and nervous ( did you know that nerves are a good thing because that means that you are going to have an amazing time?) I did not even know that you don’t have seats you just are clipped onto something and when I found it out I was scared. After a while, when you are swinging, you feel alive and you will wonder why you were worried. I was a Risk Taker on everything and that was really important to me. I wonder who else was a Risk Taker.

  26. Alice C says:

    As well as demonstrating Risk Taker, I think I also showed my good ability of Sense Of humour. Whilst doing Quad Biking, an activity I was patiently anticipating, I had to laugh at myself quite a few times in addition to concentrating. Constantly crashing into the safety tyres, I felt quite annoyed at myself. But, I just laughed at myself, got turned around by the leader of the session, and resumed just like normal. After using the value I learnt that if you do something a bit wrong, like me, just have a little giggle at yourself and carry on! You need to have a good sense of humour to defeat those little obstacles in your way. And most importantly, don’t get upset if you do something wrong and it’s a little bit silly, just laugh; everyone makes some small, silly mistakes!

  27. Simon C says:

    During my week at PGL we had to use lots of the leaning heroes: sense of humour, responsibility,teamship,resilience, motivation and I especially showed risk taker when we did abseiling. I was climbing the ladders to the top when a thought struck me. What if its to scary for me being 40 feet in the air and all? However, when I reached the top the instructors assured me that it was not so scary when you did it. So I took the risk and did it and it wasn’t so bad at all, in fact it was quite fun actually. It was a massive shame that some people refused to do it because they were scared of falling down and hurting themselves. I tried to motivate them but they still refused.

  28. Lexie N says:

    At Little Canada the super hero I used the most was teamship. In the giant swing I think I used teamship because you worked in a team to pull your freinds to where they want to swing . I think we all used teamship in dragon boating because you had to try and paddle at the same time and race as well . Canoeing needed teamship as well because you had to race and find a ball as quick as possable .
    You had to be a team member whilst turning the boat round . You would also need teamship in your cabin because Miss C came round to your cabin and checked if it was all tidy. Even the staff at PGL need to have teamship because the two PGL staff had to work together as a team .

  29. Ellen W says:

    Through out our time PGL, I used more than one super hero , including:sense of humor ,motavation, risk taker and many more .I had to use my sense of humor hero the most when falling of a balcony, sliping off Miss Cazneaux decking and hurting myself and capsizing twice in a kayak and rowing a sure in a canoe .Whilst bobing around in the water I soon came out laughing with a smile on my face.The disco so arived and with not a lot fricon on my shoe i slipped off a balcony and began to laugh.

  30. Thomas B says:

    At little Canada we done loads of activites and I had to use the motovation super hero to do all of them.lukily i didn`t give up and i tried every activitey going when i done abseiling i think i used motovation the most because when i got to the top i wanted to come back down but i tried it anyway .And geuss what i loved it i even done it again .

  31. Alexander C says:

    The hero that I used the most was risk taker becouse on the giant swing and the giant zipwire and the abseiling because if I’m scared I keep on going and if my gut said “do not do it, what happens if a cable breaks or if I fall” so I need to have to be a risk taker to get to the top of the zipwire. I was scared at first but I did it.

  32. Sydney B says:

    I needed to take a risk on the big swing due to the fact you went up (40 foot high) and then suddenly dropped! It was so scary. Furthermore, you had to use team ship to pull your team mates up higher. That was just one activity. Read on to find out more about what supper heroes you need at PGL.
    On abseiling, you need to be resilient and keep on going and listen to your instructor and they will tell you what to do. It is so much fun. All of the activities you need to use all of the super heroes. Some of these activities are once in a life time opportunities so take a risk and do them! If you want to take a huge risk, go to PGL. It is so much fun and you can experience loads! Some times you also need a sense of humour like if you fall of the climbing wall or some one gets the hiccups. You will always have a friend with you and it is all about using your super hero powers: risk taker,resilence,motivation,sense of humour,responsibillity and teamship!

  33. W Oliver says:

    At PGL Little Canada it was vital to use all of the learning superheros because at times you were faced with difficult challenges which you have never done before. Although I said nothing would make me do this activity, my peers cheered me on and encouraged me to give it a go. The abseiling wall scared me the most, however, I still made the teriffing climb to the top of the forty foot abseiling wall, this is where my resilience superhero was used. A few hours later, I had to use my sense of humour due to the fact Miss Cazneaux got mud rubbed all over face by our quadbiking instructor (Chris). My responsibility superhero came in handy the next day because our activity was canoeing. At first, I thought this was going to be a breeze, however, I had to take full responsibility of steering the canoe which was hard work. Dragon boating needed a lot of teamship and communication due to the fact you were all paddling at the same time.

  34. Liam H says:

    When we got to Little Canada I had to be extremely organized because you had to settle in. I am going to tell you what I think I displayed the most in this paragraph. Firstly, the superhero that I displayed the most was being a Risk Taker as I had a go at everything such as: Quad Biking, Abseiling and Giant Swing. Furthermore, when we were doing Abseiling, I was really nervous about climbing down from hieghts. However, I did do it and I was sooo proud of my self because of that. The reason why I thought I displayed the value is because I had a go at something that I didn’t really want to go on it. In addition, I thought I used Motivation on the Big swing because although it was pritty scary when I first went on , I went on a second time and I had to pull the string!!! Moreover, I had to use the most Resiliene in my life on Quad Biking because I crashed into the wheels a lot of times which made me embarassed. However, I got used to the track and I went round again without crashing in to the tyres!!!

  35. Rosie H says:

    Throughout our PGL holiday, I have demonstrated Resilience when I attempted the ” Giant Swing “. In year four, I was worried about the big swing and wasn’t being a risk taker. However, when it came nearer the time I thought that it was a once and a life time opportunity and decided I was just going to do it! ( being motivated!) However, it’s not the same feeling when you’re standing right in front of the monstrous beast!! It’s almost as if it looks down on you!! First of all, when we arrived at the Giant Swing course, I made the decision that I didn’t want to do it and didn’t get in to a harness or a helmet. But I wasn’t the only one who was afraid of the over sized swing!! And while it’s not your turn you’re not just sitting around doing nothing, you’re actually pulling your team mates up!! ( so I guess you could say the power is in your hands!) At the end of the session I changed my mind about my decision on whether to do it or not. So I stepped into a harness and fastened a helmet onto my head and told the instructors, Matt and Pinky, that I had changed my mind and that I now wanted a go. Finally, I had completed the ” giant swing”!!!!!

  36. Thomas.Turner says:

    At PGL i had to show resilience because most of the activities were very scary and extremely difficult. I think it is an amazing experince and a life time opportinity for all children.

  37. Alexandra S says:

    At Little Canada we all needed a lot of the super heroes when it came to the sticky challenges that we were faced with, we also needed some of the ICE values to help us through our challenges!

    Comunication was vital, if you didn’t talk to you friends in some activities it wouldn’t work. Also you might have needed to reassure you team mates when they thought they could not do an activity or got frightened. I found I had to use ‘communication’ in dragon boating because sometimes when you’re rowing the boat and you and your team are not paddling in time you may loose speed! By shouting at each other 121212 you all know what rythm you need to be in!

    Sense of humor was also very important in many activities because if you found something was going wrong it was best to just laugh about it! I needed to use this in kyaking and canoeing when I kept becoming unbalanced on a lot of occassions! I think my friends wiil agree with me when I say we all needed a bit of sense of humor when it came to capsizing. Even the teachers needed sense of humor… alot of it!

  38. Alexandra S says:

    At Little Canada we all needed a lot of the super heroes when it came to the sticky challenges that we were faced with, we also needed some of the ICE values to help us through our challenges!

    Comunication was vital, if you didn’t talk to you friends in some activities it wouldn’t work. Also you might have needed to reassure you team mates when they thought they could not do an activity or got frightened. I found I had to use ‘communication’ in dragon boating because sometimes when you’re rowing the boat and you and your team are not paddling in time you may loose speed! By shouting at each other 121212 you all know what rythm you need to be in!

    Sense of humor was also very important in many activities because if you found something was going wrong it was best to just laugh about it! I needed to use this in kyaking and canoeing when I kept becoming unbalanced on a lot of occassions! I think my friends wiil agree with me when I say we all needed a bit of sense of humor when it came to capsizing. Even the teachers needed sense of humor… alot of it!

  39. Alexandra S says:

    At Little Canada we all needed a lot of the super heroes when it came to the sticky challenges that we were faced with, we also needed some of the ICE values to help us through our challenges!

    Comunication was vital, if you didn’t talk to you friends in some activities it wouldn’t work. Also you might have needed to reassure you team mates when they thought they could not do an activity or got frightened. I found I had to use ‘communication’ in dragon boating because sometimes when you’re rowing the boat and you and your team are not paddling in time you may loose speed! By shouting at each other 121212 you all know what rythm you need to be in!

    Sense of humor was also very important in many activities because if you found something was going wrong it was best to just laugh about it! I needed to use this in kyaking and canoeing when I kept becoming unbalanced on a lot of occassions! I think my friends wiil agree with me when I say we all needed a bit of sense of humor when it came to capsizing. Even the teachers needed sense of humor… alot of it!

  40. Patchouli P says:

    I hope you guys had a great time,I certainly had a great time when I went to PGL! I heard you went on the big swing (im very jealous)! What was it like when you were sitting in the big swing and were about to be let go?

  41. Oliver S says:

    I hope you all had a great time, and i think you had to use ALL of them!

  42. Paige S says:

    At PGL we had to use all of our learning heros all the time !! However, I thought we use teamship the most because when we were on the big swing two people we cliped on to a metal bar while eveyone else tuged a strong , long peace of rope , heaving the two people up and up onto the air.That was not the only thing we used a lot of teamship in , we also had to work well as a team in our cabins when :if someone needed a shower you would have to decide who went 1st, 2nd ,3rd and so on , and making sure eveyone gets a good night sleep and no talkig to wake anyone, in fact there is way too much to say about when we used teamship! All I can say is we used teamship a lot!!! :)

  43. Harry B says:

    I bet it was amazing.

  44. Alice C says:

    42 comments?! Well done everyone for their super hard work!!

  45. Dayna S says:

    44 comments and all really good ones!!! BTW l read them all and they all really shine and showed how much commitment we put into PGL and the activities!

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