Best resorts for school ski trips to Europe

With so many great European ski resorts for school groups to choose from, how do you go about picking the right one for your students? Read our guide on 4 of the best European destinations for school ski groups.

Walking Taller with Adventure

Trying something new in the great outdoors brings a range of benefits to the development of young people. Adventure activities combined with a unique residential experience is an empowering combination.

Thank you to everyone who voted for PGL!

We are delighted to win the School Travel Award for Best Adventure Experience and also be nominated for the Best Residential Experience. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for PGL!

10 fun games for coach journeys!

A great school trip often starts on the coach - it's a great opportunity to get to know each other a little more. We've put together a list of 10 fun games for coach journeys to give teachers a helping hand!

Superhuman Teachers

For all the superhuman teachers out there who work hard to provide the best learning experience for their students, we can't give you superpowers but we can give you a helping hand when it comes to organising your next residential.

Calling all language teachers!

Thanks to everyone who came and visited the PGL 'Market Stall' at the Language Show Live 2016 at London Olympia. Keep posted on the events we are attending soon by checking our Event Calendar.

PGL Centre Developments - What's New?

PGL Operations Director, Richard Sanders gives an insight into the development work planned for Little Canada and Osmington Bay over the next few months. Read the full news story here.

Congratulations Joe Clarke!

We celebrate the Olympic success of former PGL Sponsored Athlete Joe Clarke with the launch of our new sponsorship programme for promising young athletes aged between 11-18. Click below to find out more.

A day in the life of an Ardèche River Leader

PGL River Leader, Lewis Hoadley, talks about what it's like working in sunny southern France and what a day on the river involves for the PGL River Team and our guests. Read Lewis' full story here.

Trees, Trapeze and (mental) Toughness

10 ways a PGL outdoor adventure can benefit children's mental health. Adventure experiences in the great outdoors are not only lots of fun, but they provide significant mental health benefits too.

With a little help from your friends

Making new friends is what makes a PGL experience special for many children. Taking on new challenges together, sharing a room and learning to support each other can have long-term benefits too.

Training begins for members of the British Ski Team

PGL Sponsored Athlete Jai Geyer talks to us about his summer training programme and what it's like training with the rest of the British Ski Team at over 3000m on the Austrian glaciers.

Discover the treasures of the Ardèche

As you paddle a canoe under the famous rocky arch of the Pont d'Arc, it's worth remembering you're just a stone's throw away from the oldest and best-preserved prehistoric cave paintings in the world.

Inspired by Adventure

Thanks to Mr Wallace and the Class 6 pupils from St Fagans CW Primary School for sharing some fantastic examples of how they've used their PGL experience to inspire some brilliant cross-curricular work back in the classroom.

National Go Canoeing Week - Join the Journey!

28th May marks the start of National Go Canoeing Week - a campaign launched by British Canoeing to encourage everyone to get outdoors and on the water with a number of national events and activities.

SATs over! What's next?

Many primary schools will use the next few weeks to take the pressure off pupils and run a residential trip as a reward for all the hard work and effort pupils have put into their exams. It's a busy time for us here at PGL as we welcome our primary school guests.

Top 10 Activities Week Ideas

Many schools allocate some time in May or June for an activity-based residential trip to engage pupils towards the end of the summer term. Here are 10 inspiring and fun-filled PGL trips, which are perfect for Activities Week.

Top Tips for School Ski Trip Organisers

To mark the start of National Schools Snowsport Week, seasoned ski trip leader, Chris Elias from John Kyrle High School in Ross-on-Wye, gives us his top tips for teachers organising a ski trip for their school.

The cost of school trips

We all know school trips are a great way to engage and motivate pupils but with many trips to choose from throughout the year, cost is a major factor. So how do you ensure you're getting great value for money as well as fantastic learning benefits?

A practical approach to GCSE Geography

The reformed Geography GCSE will mark an end to controlled assessment and fieldwork will be assessed through examination questions. We look at the importance of hands-on learning and the opportunities provided by PGL.

Keep focused, stay fresh

We look at how exercise can help students with their exam revision and the growing popularity of Revision Weekends. Many secondary schools participate in residential weekends away for a more structured approach to revision.

Every great achievement starts with the decision to try

PGL Marketing Communications Manager, Fiona Eaton is running the London Marathon this year, to raise money for the NSPCC. She talks about the challenges of training.

Bringing Science Outdoors

In recognition of British Science Week 2016, here are 5 reasons why bringing Science and Maths to the great outdoors is a brilliant way to bring learning to life for students. Read the full blog here.

Food for thought

The menus at PGL are designed to provide our guests with a healthy and balanced diet during their stay. Some of the dishes originate from countries all over the world and come with some interesting histories. Find out more with our Infographic ...