Considering your first school trip?

Many schools plan their school trips for the next year during the summer term, see how PGL can help you organise and run a successful first residential.

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.

The big Isle of Wight beach clean-up

6 days, 34 PGL staff members, 11 beaches…and a whole lot of rubbish!

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 provide a wide variety of educational benefits and support a range of skills and outcomes which cannot be easily achieved in the classroom environment.

What is Aeroball?

It’s an unusual sport requiring good communication, teamwork – and lots of energy!

New Centre! PGL Pestalozzi, East Sussex

We are delighted to announce that we will open a new centre – PGL Pestalozzi – in spring 2020.

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 of the entries was extremely high and we found it very difficult to pick a winner!

Christmas in France

With Christmas just around the corner, here's a look at some traditional ways the French celebrate.

Preparing for your first ski trip? Be 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

We're celebrating outdoor learning and play on Outdoor Classroom Day.

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!

Walking Taller with Adventure

Benefits of outdoor learning - trying something new in the great outdoors can bring a range of benefits to the development of young people. Adventure residentials in particular, can be an empowering experience.

WAGGGS World Thinking Day

Wishing Girl Guides and Girl Scouts a successful WTD 2018 as they celebrate international friendship, tackle important issues and fundraise for great causes and the WAGGGS Movement around the world.

Sharing adventures for unforgettable experiences

A collection of some of our favourite photos that celebrate friendship and sum up why a PGL adventure is a great way to share new experiences with others and make some great memories along the way!

10 reasons to choose Andorra for your next school ski trip

If you're looking at organising a ski trip to for your school group next year, Andorra could provide the perfect destination for your young skiers and snowboarders. Here's why ...

Thank you to our Sponsored Athletes of 2017!

A big thank you to all our Sponsored Athletes of 2017 - we've been delighted to follow your progress throughout the year and look forward to hearing more about your successes in the future!

Season round-up from PGL sponsored kayaker, Vawn

It's been an eventful season for PGL Sponsored Athlete and kayaker, Vawn Humphrey-Wilson. He talks to us about the highs and the lows for him during the year so far.