Primary to Secondary Transition
for primary schools
Facing change with confidence
Help your KS2 (P7) pupils cope with changing schools with PGL’s Primary to Secondary Transition course. In the freedom of the outdoors, children are encouraged to face the physical and emotional challenges of our adventure courses. Watch their focus turn to building stronger relationships, supporting and encouraging each other.
Our 'Plan, Do, Review' structure helps pupils understand the implications of what they learn and translate them back to their own personal and social circumstances. Being away from home also encourages them to become more self-reliant and responsible for their personal organisation.
Before your course begins, you’ll receive an ‘Aims and Objectives’ sheet to help us identify your focus. It’s still a multi-activity course, filled with four inspiring adventure sessions each day but because we want children to think about their experiences, we’ve added some further support.
With your guidance, our well-trained staff devise appropriate introductions to each session. There are thought-provoking workbooks and opportunities for discussion, and after each activity, review sessions enable children to explore what they were feeling, the implications, the connections and the insights.
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
|09.00-10.30||Archery||High Ropes Course||Jacob’s Ladder||Abseiling|
|14.00-15.30||Challenge Course||Zip Wire||Raft Building - session 1||Depart for home|
|15.30-17.00||Arrive, unpack & orientation||Kayaking||Canoeing||Raft Building - session 2|
|Evening||Scavenger Hunt||Review Session & The Great Egg Race||Review Session & Talent Show||Review Session & Disco|
Our Primary to Secondary Transition course focuses on aspects of your pupils’ development which will support their move to a new school, including:
- Dealing with new and unfamiliar situations
- Integration – making new friends
- Personal organisation and taking responsibility
- Supporting and encouraging each other
The course booklets are provided to help pupils focus on the learning experiences from the course, they also:
- Provide a record of achievement
- Develop observation and awareness skills
- Encourage self-expression
- Encourage pupils to reflect on their experiences
- Support the process of reviewing
- Identify successes and opportunities
View PGL's Learnlink resource for teachers.