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Half Term Residential at PGL

At 11 am this morning, the Young Carers arrived at the Carers Centre full of adrenaline and excitement for their 3 day break away from their caring role. With a mini bus provided by “Afford rent-a-car” we were ready to head off to PGL Boreatton in Shrewsbury.

At first we thought we wouldn’t even be able to leave the centre as the key would not fit into the ignition. Neither Di nor I could work it out for the life of us. The Young Carers thought this was hilarious. Anyway, after a rather embarrassing phone call to the rental company and a rather easy fix, we were on our way.

It took us about an hour to reach the PGL Park, we were met by Jonno our group lead who was absolutely fantastic, he was very welcoming and very approachable. We got settled into our cabin and then headed off to lunch.

After lunch it was straight to the first activity, rifle shooting. Our instructor, Luke took us to get the rifles and headed over to the range. Luke showed the Young Carers the correct way of shooting the rifle and placed targets at the other end of the range. Each Young Carer had a number of shots before we played a series of games that put the boys and girls against each other. The games included battleships which like the board game, the Young Carers drew ships on the back of the targets and then the other team had to shoot and sink the ships. T