Outdoor Activity Ideas for October Half-Term

If you want to make the most of the outdoors with the kids this half-term, we've put together a few active ideas to inspire some autumn fun! See our Top Ten outdoor activities guide for October half-term.

International Day of the Girl

The United Nations have declared 11 Oct as 'Day of the Girl' to celebrate girls' potential. Today, we celebrate all the awesome girls that have challenged themselves at PGL with an inspiring photo collection - here are some of our favourites!

Trees, Trapeze and (mental) Toughness

We look at the ways in which an outdoor adventure residential can provide significant benefits to the mental wellbeing of young people. Here are 10 ways they can benefit children's mental health.

The European Day of Languages - Our Top Tips for Learning a New Language

With 26th September marking the European Day of Languages, we're passing on our top tips for young language learners.

PGL Netball Tournaments: YST Case Study

"The PGL Netball Weekends have changed the girls’ perception of the sport; previously they didn’t enjoy netball and now they love it ...they already can’t wait to go on their next trip!" Kay Gray, PE Teacher

Let's talk about tents

Our fantastic tented villages can be found across many PGL centres. They offer our groups a great value accommodation option during the summer months and are becoming more popular. Here's why we love them ...

Considering your first school trip?

Whether you're booking your first school trip with us or you have enjoyed a PGL residential many times before, we are able to provide all the support you need to help your trip run as smoothly as possible.

More Investment at PGL Marchants Hill

We’re adding more activities, accommodation and facilities to our Marchants Hill centre in Surrey to give you an even better adventure experience. Take a look at what's been happening ...

The big Isle of Wight beach clean-up

6 days, 34 PGL staff members, 11 beaches…and a whole lot of rubbish! Read more about how our team from PGL Little Canada on the Isle of Wight help to keep our local environment clean.

How a PGL trip can help lead to exam success!

The summer term exam period is almost upon us! See how a PGL residential can help develop a range of skills and outcomes which cannot be easily achieved in the classroom environment.

What is Aeroball?

Aeroball is a popular activity for many of our groups at PGL. For those who haven't tried it, it’s an unusual sport requiring good communication, teamwork – and lots of energy! All you need to master it is plenty of enthusiasm! Here's how it works ...

New Centre! PGL Pestalozzi, East Sussex

We are delighted to announce that we will open a new centre – PGL Pestalozzi – in spring 2020. We're currently busy making preparations for the development work so keep an eye on our facebook page for updates.

Announcing the winner of the PGL Christmas Card Competition 2018

Many thanks to all the schools that took part in our Christmas Card Competition this year. The standard has been extremely high so we've found it very difficult to pick a winner!

Christmas in France

With Christmas just around the corner, many of our school groups will be making final preparations for their trip to France to enjoy the Christmas markets. Here's a look at some traditional ways the French celebrate at this festive time of the year.

Preparing for your first ski trip? Be fit!

As the ski season approaches, many of our school ski groups will be thinking about getting ski fit. Get the most out of your time on the slopes with these fitness tips from Team GB snowboarder Maisie Potter.

Outdoor Classroom Day - taking learning outside

With many children spending increasingly less time outside, getting outdoors and active has never been more important. Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate outdoor learning and play.

Primary to secondary - the big leap

Moving to a new school is something many of us remember as a bit of a shock to our 11 year-old sensibilities, but there are ways to soften the blow. Letting students get to know each other is the first step.

Discover the treasures of the Ardèche

As you paddle a canoe under the famous rocky arch of the Pont d'Arc, it's worth remembering you're just a stone's throw away from the oldest and best-preserved prehistoric cave paintings in the world.

A day in the life of an Ardèche River Leader

PGL River Leader, Lewis Hoadley, talks about what it's like working in sunny southern France and what a day on the river involves for the PGL River Team and our guests. Read Lewis' full story here.

Don't forget your sunscreen!

If you're going on a PGL Overseas Watersports Adventure this summer, why not read our Packing Guide so you don't forget the essentials?! You'll definitely have more fun if you're well prepared!

PGL inspired poetry

A massive thank you to the children from Chilthorne Domer Church School for sending in their amazing Cinquain Poems about their PGL adventure experience. We think these are fantastic and have loved reading them - great work guys!

SATs over! What's next?

Many primary schools will use the next few weeks to take the pressure off pupils and run a residential trip as a reward for all the hard work and effort pupils have put into their exams. It's a busy time for us here at PGL as we welcome our primary school guests.

Allergy UK Award for PGL Camp

Allergy UK have awarded a PGL camp organised by children's charity Over the Wall, a Community Hero Award. Hosted by PGL Liddington, the camp catered for 20 children, who shared over 45 allergies between them.

Easter skiing in Italy review

PGL Ski Team members Abbi and Pippa travelled to the Italian Alps over the Easter break to see what Italy had to offer for school ski groups at Easter time. Here's what they had to say ............

England Netball champions inspire success

An amazing result for the England Netball Roses in their Commonwealth Games 2018 victory against Australia. A superb performance that is sure to inspire the next generation of netballers!

Food for thought

The menus at PGL are designed to provide our guests with a healthy and balanced diet during their stay. Some of the dishes originate from countries all over the world and come with some interesting histories. Find out more with our Infographic ...

5 reasons why Italy is perfect for school ski trips

Many school groups will be heading to the slopes over the next few weeks to enjoy an action-packed ski trip. Italy is fast-becoming a popular destination for school skiing - especially at Easter! Here's why ...

Engaging boys with PE

For many boys who lack ability or confidence in traditional school sports like football, PE lessons can be difficult - especially when you're the last to be picked for the team. This can lead to a decrease in physical activity as a whole. Find out more ....

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2018

This week marks National Apprenticeship Week. We look at the PGL approach to apprenticeships, why we value our apprentices and why we do our best to ensure our apprenticeships are a great experience!