Primary to Secondary Transition

for primary schools

  • Primary to Secondary School Transition Course

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.

Activities

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.

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A typical itinerary for this course

Sample programme for a 5 day Primary to Secondary Transition course for Primary Schools
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Breakfast
09.00-10.30   Archery High Ropes Course Jacob’s Ladder Abseiling
10.30-12.00   Orienteering Fencing Trapeze Climbing
Lunch
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  
Dinner
Evening Scavenger Hunt Review Session & The Great Egg Race Review Session & Talent Show Review Session & Disco  

Learning outcomes

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.

Barton Hall, South Devon

Barton Hall, South Devon

Located just outside Torquay.

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk

A coastal centre near Woodbridge.

Beam House, North Devon

Beam House, North Devon

Near Bideford and beach/surf school.

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

Boreatton Park, Shropshire

A 250 acre centre near Shrewsbury.

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire

Ten miles north of Grantham.

Dalguise, Perthshire

Dalguise, Perthshire

Five miles north of Dunkeld.

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

Hillcrest, Herefordshire

A cosy centre near Ross-on-Wye.

Liddington, Wiltshire

Liddington, Wiltshire

Close to the M4 near Swindon.

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Little Canada, Isle of Wight

Near to the ferry terminal at Ryde.

Llwyn Filly, Powys

Llwyn Filly, Powys

Close to Hay-on-Wye.

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Marchants Hill, Surrey

Near Hindhead and close to London.

Osmington Bay, Dorset

Osmington Bay, Dorset

On the Jurassic Coast near Weymouth.

Tregoyd House, Powys

Tregoyd House, Powys

Near Brecon, in the Black Mountains.

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

Windmill Hill, East Sussex

Near London on the Sussex Downs.