Educational benefits of a PGL school trip
At the heart of everything we do is our belief in providing positive outcomes for learning, enrichment and personal development. We believe we share these aspirations with you as teachers.
PGL courses support a range of skills and outcomes which cannot be easily achieved in a school environment. We encourage the physical, social and mental development of our children and promote their wellbeing, positive attitudes and self confidence to help them develop into successful learners, responsible citizens and confident individuals.
A PGL trip is all about building confidence and helping children to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. Our courses change attitudes and raise aspirations, through participation in new activities. Rising to new challenges and living alongside their peers helps your pupils to become more adaptable and confident, skills which are critical to so many areas of their development.
All our courses lay strong foundations for encouraging successful learning and building positive attitudes which subsequently lead to improvements in achievement and motivation in all areas – including academic. During a PGL course children enjoy themselves so much they often don’t even realise they are learning; our philosophy is all about this power of enjoyment which can produce the greatest achievements.
Your children’s experience at PGL is all about learning social and interpersonal skills, giving encouragement to others and experiencing the benefits of peer support. These are powerful learning outcomes which contribute to a sense of belonging, feeling valued and making a positive contribution in their community and society at large.
Supporting children through points of transition in their school careers can be challenging. Our courses promote personal, social and emotional development, standing them in good stead to make smooth and trouble-free transitions, whether from primary to secondary school, or between later key stages.
As a teacher you have always known that teaching and learning cannot be limited to the classroom. You want to see your pupils realise their potential, and you know that experience gained from a school trip stretches far beyond the academic to include raising self-confidence, self-esteem and motivation.
With your needs in mind, we have a produced a resource for teachers, unique to PGL, called Learnlink™ to help you identify how our courses enrich your pupils' education and give them a relevant and meaningful out-of-the-classroom experience.
Clear information spells out the links between our courses and the themes, levels and attainment targets of your curriculum and QCA Schemes of Work from KS2 through to post 16, directly relating the content of our courses back to the work you are doing every day in school.