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.

Vive la France!

July 14 marks Bastille Day - the day the French celebrate the storming of the Bastille in 1789 which signalled the start of the French Revolution. It's a widely celebrated event and a national holiday in France. Read more about Bastille Day in our blog ...

This girl can ...

It's been a busy year for PGL Sponsored Athlete and Paddler, Bethan Forrow. She gives us an update on her year so far, how the sponsorship funds have helped her with getting the right equipment and what's in store for her next!

PGL sailors know the ropes

An update from PGL's Technical Advisor and Lead Sailsport Trainer, Jamie Skinner, who talks about what it takes to be a PGL Sailor and his journey from Dinghy Instructor to RYA Coach Assessor.

What does PGL mean?

It's a question we often get asked by many of our guests. As we celebrate PGL's 60th birthday this year, there are thousands of children, parents and grandparents who have enjoyed a PGL experience and many have asked the same question ....

Don't forget your sunscreen!

If you're going on a PGL Overseas Watersports Adventure this summer, why not read our Packing Guide so you don't forget the essentials?! You'll definitely have more fun if you're well prepared!

Sloping off for a well earned rest!

PGL Sponsored Athlete and snowboarder, Maisie Potter gives us an update on what she's been getting up to over the winter season and what her plans are for winter 2017/18. Find out more.

World Orienteering Day!

Since the 24th May is World Orienteering Day, we thought we'd catch up with PGL Sponsored Athlete, Grace Molloy. Grace has been competing in Orienteering events from a young age and gives us an update on her latest competitions.