Discover More

for primary schools

  • Discover More - Cross Curricular Science and Field Studies Course

Make learning unforgettable

Whether it's Science, Computing, Geography or Maths, Discover More courses explore the link between hands-on experiences and theory, creating a deeper understanding of the subject for pupils.

Mixing practical study with adventure activities makes the learning process meaningful, accessible and fun - see for yourself what a difference it makes as pupils discover a world outside the classroom.

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, South Devon

Barton Hall, South Devon

Located just outside Torquay.

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

A coastal centre near Woodbridge.

Beam House, North Devon

Beam House, North Devon

Near Bideford and beach/surf school.

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

A 250 acre centre near Shrewsbury.

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Ten miles north of Grantham.

Dalguise, Perthshire

Dalguise, Perthshire

Five miles north of Dunkeld.

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

A cosy centre near Ross-on-Wye.

Liddington, Wiltshire

Liddington, Wiltshire

Close to the M4 near Swindon.

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Near to the ferry terminal at Ryde.

Llwyn Filly, Powys

Llwyn Filly, Powys

Close to Hay-on-Wye.

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Near Hindhead and close to London.

Osmington Bay, Dorset

Osmington Bay, Dorset

On the Jurassic Coast near Weymouth.

Tregoyd House, Powys

Tregoyd House, Powys

Near Brecon, in the Black Mountains.

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

Near London on the Sussex Downs.