We are pleased to announce that the government advice on UK school travel was updated on Friday 27 November 2020 and that overnight visits may be able to resume from Easter 2021.
Find out more on the GOV.UK website >
Many students have missed out on this important experience since restrictions were put in place in March 2020.
We have been asked to contribute (as part of the newly formed ‘UK Outdoors’) to a ‘School Travel Sector Stakeholder Group’ and work with the Department for Education to build a road map for the resumption of school residentials from Easter 2021.
See the full 'UK Outdoors' press statement >
Together with a number of key representatives from industry bodies and trade associations – including ABTA, the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) and the Outdoor Education Advisors’ Panel (OEAP) – we are developing a full framework for the safe reintroduction of residential school visits.
Both the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and the DfE have emphasised and recognised the positive outcomes of outdoor education, particularly to children's mental health. We are delighted that the DfE has engaged with providers and stakeholders to plan for the earliest opportunity for outdoor education to contribute to young people’s wellbeing and rebuilding from the impacts of COVID-19.
We very much look forward to welcoming back schools to PGL this summer to enable students to learn, grow and have fun together.