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Published by mrsthomas, 2019-01-25 08:24:40

2019 PGL Meeting

2019 PGL Meeting

Briefing for PGL Trip
October 9th -11th 2019

Why a residential?

Why every child deserves a residential?

“Learning away from school and home can help your pupils grow in confidence,
develop independence and improve across the curriculum…”

“It’s proven that taking pupils on a quality Boosting confidence
residential school trip during their primary years Breaking barriers

is hugely beneficial from an educational Supporting learners

“Student leadership skills naturally emerge in a Creating memories
residential environment, and often in those that

you may least expect it from”

Why a residential?

5 Big Reasons:
• Independence: Bringing children out of their comfort zone’

• Confidence: Experiencing success in the great outdoors.

• Resilience: Conquering a fear of heights on a climbing wall, rebuilding
a raft at the fourth attempt or tackling a challenge course all help
create the resilience and determination.

• Tolerance: Living together as part of a community, sharing space
and eating together.

• Emotional wellbeing: Being outdoors and close to nature helps put the
mind at ease

Life long skills…

Where & Details?

Boreatton Park –

2 nights and 3 days bed
and board.
Three daily meals
Activities during day


∗ BJS staff and PGL staff:

BJS: Group Leader: Miss Lewis
PGL: Teachers: Mr Evans, Mrs Stevens
LSAs: T.B.C (5 approx.)
Medical: Mrs Thomas
PGL Staff (Groupies)
Duty Instructor at night

Food, glorious food!

Absolutely loads…
Cater for all allergies and food

Types of activities




and plenty more activities…

Heading off Day…

 Arrive at school normal time
 Leave school approximately 10 am
 Arrive at centre - Welcome meeting and eat packed lunch
 Activity session 4
 Activity session 5
 Dinner 5.30 – 7pm
 Evening activity 7-9pm
 End of day meeting and commendations before bed.

Example of a day

 7am wake up
 Breakfast
 Activity session 1
 Activity session 2
 Lunch 12.15 – 1.45pm
 Activity session 3
 Activity session 4
 Dinner 5.30-7pm
 Evening activity 7-9pm
 End of Day Meeting and commendations before bed.

Returning Day

 Breakfast, final packing
 Activity session 1
 Activity session 2
 Lunch 12.15
 Leave PGL after lunch
 Travel back to school for approximately 4pm

Next Steps…

 Return slip with deposit – all children received a letter
outlining details.

 Payment can be either in one off payment or
scheduled payments.

 A full kit list will be issued closer to the time.
 Building up the excitement…

Some pointers…

A full kit list will be issued, however, it is good to thing about
saving some clothes…

 Old clothing which can get wet and muddy – throw away!
 Warm and waterproof coat and trousers (not shower-proof

/ plastic bag poncho)
 Sturdy trainers with good grips
 Soft holdall/sports bag, no suitcases

Questions & Answers

Thank you for attending.
This presentation will be available on the

Year 4 area of the website.
Any questions ?

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