Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2018

This week marks National Apprenticeship Week. We look at the PGL approach to apprenticeships, why we value our apprentices and why we do our best to ensure our apprenticeships are a great experience!

Walking Taller with Adventure

Benefits of outdoor learning - trying something new in the great outdoors can bring a range of benefits to the development of young people. Adventure residentials in particular, can be an empowering experience.

Sharing adventures for unforgettable experiences

A collection of some of our favourite photos that celebrate friendship and sum up why a PGL adventure is a great way to share new experiences with others and make some great memories along the way!

10 reasons to choose Andorra for your next school ski trip

If you're looking at organising a ski trip to for your school group next year, Andorra could provide the perfect destination for your young skiers and snowboarders. Here's why ...

Thank you to our Sponsored Athletes of 2017!

A big thank you to all our Sponsored Athletes of 2017 - we've been delighted to follow your progress throughout the year and look forward to hearing more about your successes in the future!

Season round-up from PGL sponsored kayaker, Vawn

It's been an eventful season for PGL Sponsored Athlete and kayaker, Vawn Humphrey-Wilson. He talks to us about the highs and the lows for him during the year so far.

Announcing the winner of the PGL Christmas Card Competition 2017!

Many thanks to all the schools that took part in our Christmas Card Competition this year. The standard of the entries was extremely high and we found it extremely difficult to pick a winner!

An inspiring ski trip in the beautiful Spanish Pyrenees

Have your considered Spain as a destination for school skiing in Europe? If you're looking at organising a ski trip for your school, here's why Spain is a great destination for your students.

10 exercises to help get your group ski fit!

If you're heading off to the slopes with your school group in February half term, now is a great time to start thinking about planning a training schedule to help prepare your students for the demands of an action-packed ski trip!

5 reasons for schools to ski at Easter

If you're about to organise your next school ski trip, why not consider going during the Easter holidays? Many schools choose to ski with PGL at Easter - here's why we think it's a great time of year to hit the slopes...

6 things you might not know about Halloween

There will certainly be some spooky stories shared around the campfire tonight at PGL. But where does Halloween get its name? Here are 6 things you may not know about this time of year...

Waterville ski resort adds new peak!

For school ski groups heading to Waterville, USA for their ski trip this season, they'll be delighted to hear that a new peak has been added for the 2017/18 season, adding an extra 45 acres of skiing!

5 Frightfully fun outdoor activities for Halloween

Why not bring the family outdoors this autumn for an active Halloween adventure that will keep everyone entertained?! Here are 5 outdoor activity ideas that would be great for October Half Term too!

International Day of the Girl

The United Nations have declared 11 Oct as 'Day of the Girl' to celebrate girls' potential. Today, we celebrate all the awesome girls that have challenged themselves at PGL with an inspiring photo collection - enjoy!

Trees, Trapeze and (mental) Toughness

On World Mental Health Day, we look at the ways in which an outdoor adventure residential can provide significant benefits to the mental wellbeing of young people. Here are 10 ways they can benefit children's mental health.

Walk to School Month - steps towards a healthy lifestyle

International Walk to School Month in October encourages families to ditch the car in favour of walking to school - a great way to get children started on a more active path in life.

Happy World Teachers' Day!

We'd like to thank all the teachers that give up their own time to bring their pupils to PGL on a school trip. Here are a few of our favourite photos of teachers enjoying a PGL Learning Outside the Classroom experience!

Managing risk to embrace new experiences

Ofsted's Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman wrote recently about the risk-averse culture developing in some schools and why its important to encourage pupils to learn to manage risk effectively.

More exercise for school pupils

Former Teaching Assistant and fitness guru, Joe Wicks is leading live HIIT workouts on YouTube from 11 - 15 September with the aim of getting 1 million pupils working out in school across the world.

A kayak adventure in the French Alps!

PGL Sponsored Athlete and paddler Vawn Humphrey-Wilson tells us about his trip to the French Alps, where he spent several days enjoying a kayaking adventure with the Llandysul paddlers. Read his story here ...

Adam is sailing his way to success

PGL Sponsored Athlete and sailor Adam Billany gives an update on his performance at the 2.4mR Open World Championships 2017. Here he competed against some of the best sailors from around the world.

GCSEs - the results are in!

The wait is over for many students around the country! Congratulations to all those who got the grades they were hoping for this year. We take a look at how GCSE success can be shaped by pupils' experience much earlier in their school career.

7 ways to be a good roommate

Whether it's getting to know classmates better or making new friends, sharing a room can be one of the highlights of a PGL adventure for many young people. Read our top tips on how to be a good PGL roommate.

5 reasons we love campfires

Getting together to share stories around the campfire at the end of the day is a key part of the PGL experience for many young people. But campfires also play an important role in terms of personal development too.

Keep cool and carry on!

PGL Sponsored Athlete and fencer, Rafael Rhys Pollitt gives us an update on his recent performance at the England Youth Fencing Championships and explains how he battled through the heat to achieve success against the odds.

Climbing back to full fitness

PGL Sponsored Athlete and climber, Anya Forino is not one to let setbacks stand in her way. After a tough 10 months overcoming injury, we caught up with her at the end of June to find out how things were going.