Geography KS3 at loch ranza for secondary schools

Seeing is believing

Here it is! The history of our planet, revealed in a cliff; a magnificent limestone arch eroded by the power of the sea; long-extinct creatures preserved as fossils in a rock.

This is your chance to bring all their hard work in the classroom to life in the surroundings of one of our specialist outdoor centres, located in three of the finest field studies locations in the UK.

Help your KS3 pupils towards a deeper understanding of their subject, using practical examples and case studies. Landscapes, rivers, settlements, rocks and fossils; our KS3 Geography fieldwork sessions examine a broad range of topics that benefit enormously from being taken outside the classroom.

Every one of our field studies courses is tailored to meet your exact requirements. We provide activity sheets and data collection equipment to provide ‘evidence’ for specific projects and an evening session to summarise the day’s work if required. Some of our most popular themes are listed below, but personalisation is what we do best!


The PGL Adventure Bonus
Choose from our popular on-site adventure activities such as zip wire, giant swing, trapeze, climbing or abseiling to complement your study sessions and tailor-make your course to your requirements.

Select an activity for a full description

A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 4 day KS3 Geography course
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 5
07.30-09.00   Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
09.00-12.00   Half day: River Study at River Wey ¾ day: Engineering Geology at Portland - morning session Half day: Psammoseral Succession at Studland
12.00-14.00   Lunch at centre Packed lunch Lunch at centre
14.00-17.00 15.30 onwards - arrive on centre, unpack and orientation Half day: Fieldwork Techniques - Beach Profiling ¾ day: Engineering Geology at Portland - afternoon session

Activity: Zip Wire
Depart centre after lunch
17.00-19.00 Dinner Dinner Dinner  
19.00-21.00 Evening Entertainment
Photo Challenge
Evening Entertainment
Capture the Flag
Evening Entertainment
Robot Wars


  • Classrooms, all with ceiling-mounted projectors and PC's
  • Teachers’ lounge
  • IT facilities
  • Drying room
  • Shop
  • Group common room - including TV, video, table tennis and pool table


  • Students - Dormitories and smaller shared rooms close to shower and toilet facilities
  • Teachers - Single or twin rooms, mostly en suite

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