Two Centre Adventure
for secondary schools
2017 - 9 days from £419
The best of both worlds
Our Two Centre Adventure is our most popular overseas course.
You'll be amazed at just how much you can pack into one trip and how much your students can learn; how much they can achieve; how much they can grow - in just a week out of school.
With your time split between the Ardèche and the Mediterranean, this course offers even more opportunities to learn new skills in stunning surroundings.
Your students can benefit from the BSAC, BCU and RYA awards and enjoy both the river and the sea.
Take in the dramatic landscape of the Ardèche and enjoy all the watersports activities on the Med.
You’ll get an action-packed experience, with the very best in instruction.
It’s a dream combination.
So why wouldn’t you?
You can visit either the Ardèche or the Mediterranean first, where you’ll spend around three-and-a-half days at each location, with a three hour coach journey between resorts. Most groups make the most of the transfer day as an excursion opportunity.
Ardèche River Adventure
A two to three day, 19 mile, canoe descent through the spectacular Ardèche Gorge; return to base at the end of each day or experience the optional overnight bivouac.
In a full watersports programme, your students will learn to sail a range of craft including catamarans, windsurfers and sit-on kayaks.
The day’s activities may be over, but the fun doesn’t stop there; our centre teams lead evening entertainment sessions to keep everyone busy - including a nightly disco.
|Session 1||Session 2||Session 3||Session 4||Evening|
|Day 2||Arrival||Splash - Mimosa Beach||Catamaran Sailing and Sit-on Kayaks - Mimosa Beach||Superhero Auction and Disco|
|Day 3||Funboat Sailing - Mimosa Beach||Snorkelling - Cap d’Agde - Black Sands Beach||Great Egg Race and Disco|
|Day 4||Windsurfing and Raft Building - Vendres Port||Pico Sailing - Mimosa Beach||Talent Show and Disco|
|Day 5||Excursion - Waterpark (and transfer day)||Robot Wars and Disco|
|Day 6||Ardèche River Canoeing - Day 1 - Peach Orchard to Trois Eaux (5km)||Trip to Vallon Pont d'Arc town and Disco|
|Day 7||Ardèche River Canoeing - Day 2 - Trois Eaux to Le Mas (12km)||Field Games - Ball Sports and Disco|
|Day 8||Ardèche River Canoeing - Day 3 - Le Mas to Sauze Plage (13km)||Depart for the UK|
Improve communication and leadership, teamwork and individual skills.
You’ll see improvements in qualities such as personal responsibility, independence, initiative, self-reliance and perseverance when you take your group abroad.
Facing and overcoming challenges with the support of their peers, teachers and PGL staff improves confidence.
We’ll inspire an enthusiasm not just for acquiring new skills, but for learning in other areas of their education.
Students learn to appreciate the benefits of healthy outdoor living and fitness.
Your students will have the chance to learn specific skills and can also obtain awards which may count towards GCSE and BTEC qualifications.
Awards and qualifications
Pupils can take part in gaining the following NGB awards and qualifications that are often recognised by examination boards:
- British Canoe Union Paddlepower Awards
The Paddlepower Start award provides a framework for beginners in their first sessions on the water.
- Paddlepower Passport takes students through four progressive levels covering Safety Awareness, Paddling Skills, Varied Experiences, and Supporting Knowledge.
- Royal Yachting Association - Start Sailing
Students learn the key skills of dinghy sailing to achieve stage one of this award.