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Challenge, engage and inspire your secondary students.

On a PGL secondary school residential trip, we take learning to the great outdoors, using adventure and activities to help students grow, achieve, and make discoveries for an experience they’ll never forget.

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Students on the climbing wall at a PGL centre.

You’re in safe hands with PGL

No risk is an acceptable level of risk, which is why we go beyond to ensure every young person is always in safe hands.

Everything we do is built on five protective pillars:

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Safe People
All our staff are rigorously selected for their capabilities, DBS checked. fully trained and continually assessed to ensure they meet the highest safety standards possible.

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Safe Places
Our sites and buildings are managed to reduce all possible risk before any child arrives. including segmented accommodation, secure perimeters and stringent equipment standards.

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Safe Spaces
Every child is different so to make our environments as encompassing as possible every colleague is SEND trained. we offer language inclusivity and offer over-and above access for all We also operate a zero-tolerance policy on illegal practices.

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Safeguarding
Trained to act as ‘first-responders’ to safeguarding red flags, PGL colleagues are versed in spotting risks (across mental health. self-harm sexual and physical wellbeing) and acting quickly to escalate any concerns or stop harmful behaviour.

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Safe Travels
Every travel partner with whom we work is vetted to ensure they have strict safety management systems in place. specifically focused on travelling with young people. We also aim to ensure travel provision is adaptable to the needs of every single child.

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Safe People
All our staff are rigorously selected for their capabilities, DBS checked. fully trained and continually assessed to ensure they meet the highest safety standards possible.

Safe Places
Our sites and buildings are managed to reduce all possible risk before any child arrives. including segmented accommodation, secure perimeters and stringent equipment standards.

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Safe Spaces
Every child is different so to make our environments as encompassing as possible every colleague is SEND trained. we offer language inclusivity and offer over-and above access for all We also operate a zero-tolerance policy on illegal practices.

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Safeguarding Trained to act as ‘first-responders’ to safeguarding red flags, PGL colleagues are versed in spotting risks (across mental health. self-harm sexual and physical wellbeing) and acting quickly to escalate any concerns or stop harmful behaviour.

Safe Travels
Every travel partner with whom we work is vetted to ensure they have strict safety management systems in place. specifically focused on travelling with young people. We also aim to ensure travel provision is adaptable to the needs of every single child.

Our Locations

Hover over or tap on the map markers below to find out more about each centre.
Filter the centres using the dropdowns or via the buttons below.

Programmes Available for Secondary Schools:



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R.E.A.C.H. FRAMEWORK

Break out of the classroom and harness the power of outdoor learning with R.E.A.C.H.

We’ve identified what really matters to secondary schools and pupils, and created our new R.E.A.C.H framework to spark incredible breakthroughs through adventure.

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Programmes

Help your students achieve more and create lasting memories of a secondary school residential trip that made a difference. We have many different ways to inspire your students, from subject-specific study courses to educational tours abroad.

All our programmes are curriculum-linked and we’ll give you all the support you need to help make learning an adventure for your students.

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Activities

PGL is the home of adventure! Our varied programmes offer over 40 exhilarating activities spanning land, water and sky, your students are in for an unforgettable journey of excitement and discovery.

Safety always comes first – all our activities are fully insured, and our team of trained instructors prioritise your students’ wellbeing throughout every adventure.

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FAQ

What’s included in a PGL overnight secondary school trip?

On your secondary school trip, everything is included. Your accommodation, activities, equipment, food and drink are all covered in the price you pay. You’ll find no hidden costs with us!

Do you tailor trips to the curriculum?

Yes! We have a range of courses that are tailored to your secondary school curriculum, just get in touch with our helpful team and we’ll get planning your epic educational adventure with PGL!

What’s the food like?

We have a fantastic selection of food for you and your students at our centres! For breakfast, we serve up a range of cereals, pastries, fruit and yoghurt, as well as some delicious hot food. Then at lunch, out come our freshly prepared sandwiches, alongside a salad bar and your pick of fruit. At the end of a long and action-packed day, you can expect a variety of classics for dinner including fish & chips and bangers & mash.

If any of your students have any dietary requirements, whether for religious, cultural or medical reasons, just let us know in advance!

See our sample menu to view all of our typical meals.

What happens in the evenings?

After an energetic day conquering our fabulously fun adventure activities, the fun continues into the evening! After dinner, your secondary school students can get involved with some chill activities like campfires, quizzes, games and more. Sometimes, there might even be a disco! So your students can boogie the night away with their friends.

Then it’s time to settle down and hop into bed. Your students will have another action-packed day of multi-activities so it’s important they all get a good night’s sleep.

What’s the accommodation like?

Our accommodation varies across locations. Your students will mostly be staying in dormitory-style rooms located in our main buildings, chalets and more, with tent villages also being available at some locations.

Students will share rooms that sleep large groups, some with en suites and others with shared facilities. Teachers have single or twin en suite rooms, with tents also available for up to two teachers to share.

What facilities does the centre have?

We have plenty of great facilities available to use across our centres! Some are on-site, and some are just a short walk away. Here are the facilities that you can expect to see at some of our locations:

  • Playing fields/Floodlit sports pitch/Netball courts/Sports dome
  • Classrooms/Lecture theatres
  • Sports Halls
  • Shops
  • Teachers’ lounges/bars
  • Beaches
  • Lakes
  • Indoor activity zones
  • Outdoor heated swimming pools
  • Historic rooms
  • Common room
  • Drying rooms
  • Gym
  • IT Facilities

Find your secondary school trip location to see the exact facilities available on your school trip.

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