As a teacher you have always known that teaching and learning cannot be limited to the classroom. You want to see your students realise their potential, and you know that experience gained from a school trip stretches far beyond the academic to include raising self-confidence, self-esteem and motivation.
Our adventure programmes encourage physical, social and mental development and promote wellbeing, positive attitudes and self-confidence to young people develop into successful learners, responsible citizens and confident individuals.
- Successful learners
Students at PGL often don’t even realise they are learning – they’re too busy enjoying themselves. All our courses lay the foundations for successful learning and building positive attitudes, which in turn lead to improvements in achievement and motivation in all areas – including academic.
- Confident individuals
A PGL trip encourages confidence building and helps students to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. By participating in new activities, rising to new challenges and living alongside their peers, students become more adaptable and confident, skills which are critical to so many areas of their development.
- Responsible citizens
Learning social and interpersonal skills, giving encouragement to others and enjoying the benefits of peer support are key features of the PGL experience. These are powerful learning outcomes which contribute to a sense of belonging, feeling valued and making a positive contribution in their community and society at large.
- A smoother transition
Supporting children through points of transition in their school careers is important. Our courses promote personal, social and emotional development, standing them in good stead to make smooth and trouble-free transitions, whether from primary to secondary school, or between later key stages.
How PGL links adventure activities to the curriculum
Unique to PGL, Learnlink™ is our online resource for teachers, its purpose is to help identify how our courses enrich your students’ education and gives them a relevant and meaningful learning outside the classroom experience.
Clear information spells out the links between our courses and the themes, levels and attainment targets of your curriculum and QCA Schemes of Work from KS2 through to post 16, directly relating the content of our courses back to the work you are doing every day in school.
Find out more about how PGL can help your students succeed.