Discover More

for primary schools

  • Discover More - Cross Curricular Science and Field Studies Course

Make learning unforgettable

How do you bring a subject alive for primary school children?

One solution is to show it working in real life.

Better still, get your KS2 pupils out there showing you!

Whether it's Science, Computing, Geography or Maths, help your pupils discover a world outside the classroom. 

Let them benefit from the link between hands-on experiences and a deeper understanding of the subject. Watch the moment it falls into place for them.

Study is different when you take it outdoors with us. We mix real-life practical learning with adventure activities to make it meaningful and accessible. You’ll see for yourself what a difference it makes.

Popular study modules include:

Activities

To complement your studies, PGL’s unmissable adventure activities and busy programme of evening entertainment help ensure each child has even more to take home.

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A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 5 day Discover More course for Primary Schools
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Breakfast
09.00-10.30   Fencing PGL TV Habitats and Adaptations Abseiling
10.30-12.00   Orienteering Animation Everyday Chemistry Archery
Lunch
14.00-15.30   Mini-Beast Safari Zip Wire Raft Building - session 1 Depart for home
15.30-17.00 Arrive, unpack & orientation Soils and Plants Canoeing Raft Building - session 2  
Dinner
Evening Scavenger Hunt The Great Egg Race Talent Show Disco  

Learning outcomes

Our courses follow themes designed for KS2 pupils; our instructors are trained and experienced in enabling your pupils to make links between the subject they study in school and the practical implications in the ‘real’ world – for example their experiences on a PGL adventure base.

Above all, we work with you from the outset to establish what your aims and objectives are; we then timetable the appropriate study modules and organise complementary adventure activities, often with direct links between the activities and the study.

  • Data collected during outdoor activity sessions is incorporated into selected study modules, giving your pupils opportunities to develop a range of skills including investigation, observation, prediction, recording, measuring and forming conclusions.
  • All our Computing modules are fully integrated into the whole PGL experience. Depending on which  module they study, pupils will creatively interpret their stay at PGL or analyse data collected on site.
  • Geography modules give KS2 pupils a practical introduction to the themes and areas of study in inspiring PGL locations, which offer different habitats and great learning potential.

Work can be recorded in our ICT suites / on tablets and form the basis of further work in school on your pupils’ return.

Barton Hall

Barton Hall

Located at the heart of the English Riviera with views to Torquay, blue flag beaches and Dartmoor close by. There's even a dry ski slope to try out!

Beam House

Beam House

The place to go for some great surfing and bodyboarding! Near Bideford in north Devon and close to the beach and surf school at Westward Ho!

Boreatton Park

Boreatton Park

One of our largest centres with over 250 acres packed full of adventure activities. There are some excellent facilities and accommodation options.

Caythorpe Court

Caythorpe Court

Perfect for primary school groups looking for an escape to the country. Located just ten miles north of Grantham with over 65 acres.

Dalguise

Dalguise

A Highland hideaway in a beautiful valley, five miles north of Dunkeld. Beatrix Potter spent her childhood holidays here in the 19th century.

Hillcrest

Hillcrest

Perfect for younger pupils, the relatively small size and home-away-from-home feel offers the perfect introduction if it's their first school trip.

Liddington

Liddington

One of our largest centres offering a range of facilities and accommodation options. Conveniently located just minutes from the M4 near Swindon.

Little Canada

Little Canada

A picturesque centre with wooden cabins set on the banks of Wootton Creek. There's private access to the water - ideal for watersports lovers!

Llwyn Filly

Llwyn Filly

Discover a little hideaway in the Black Mountains and enjoy the homely feel of Llwyn Filly, which can offer sole occupancy for up to 50 pupils.

Marchants Hill

Marchants Hill

It's easy to forget you're so close to London when you walk through the woods to discover the breathtaking landscape of the Devil's Punchbowl.

Osmington Bay

Osmington Bay

Located at the heart of the Jurassic Coast near Weymouth. There's direct access to the beach and some thrilling watersports at Portland Bay.

Tregoyd House

Tregoyd House

A rural escape in the Black Mountains. There's plenty to discover and many primary school groups enjoy canoeing the stunning River Wye.

Windmill Hill

Windmill Hill

Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool and watch watch your high fliers on the zip wire or join in the fun on our challenge course. Close to the coast on the Sussex Downs.

Winmarleigh Hall

Winmarleigh Hall

A great location for primary school groups in the north west of England, offering over 50 acres of gardens and woodland, near the forest of Bowland.