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Outdoor Education for Secondary Schools

At PGL Centres in the UK, France & Spain 2015


to realise the inside go outside More than just a school trip.

There’s something inspiring about being outdoors. It’s an environment that can both soothe and stimulate; it changes perspectives and widens horizons. And here at PGL we make the outdoors even more special. For your students, PGL is about meeting challenges head-on; working as a team; having fun; increasing confidence; being themselves. It’s a chance to develop self-belief. It’s about learning that they can. And for you? We’ll help you make a difference. We’ll take the classroom outside for a learning experience like no other. We’ll help raise their aspirations, support their achievement. So bring your students outside – and out of themselves – with us. Because a PGL experience is more than just a school trip... ...it’s a journey of discovery.

INTRODUCTION

CONTENTS 2 introduction 4 bring learning to life 6 making the right choice 8 our activities 10 our courses 24 our centres 44 teacher guide

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bring learning to life Getting out there is a great way for your students to learn - and a PGL course is a great way to help them to do it. A PGL adventure course will nurture and challenge your students; bringing out the best in them and realising the potential in each individual to reach higher and achieve more. All our courses are tailored to the requirements of your students and linked to your curriculum, so you get the maximum benefit from your trip. From adventure in the UK, France and Spain, to dance workshops and netball tournaments, all our courses offer meaningful learning opportunities with genuine outcomes. Choose your course - choose your adventure.

Multi-Activity

Adventure activities bring out the best in students, giving them a sense of achievement, improving fitness and self-confidence, and motivating them to succeed back in the classroom as well.

Personal Development

Adventure activities provide the basis of our Personal Development course, designed to give students the confidence to meet the challenges which arise at significant points in their school career.

Sports Weekends

Football coaching, dance and cheerleading workshops, and netball tournaments combine with exciting adventure activities to create a unique programme of teambuilding, skill development and fun.

Adventure in France & Spain

For the ultimate challenge, our Adventure and Watersports courses in the south of France and Spain offer exhilarating, once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

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Whatever course you choose, we’ll help you bring learning to life and bring back students with newfound belief in their abilities, an enthusiasm for learning and the confidence to succeed.

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Kids and staff have shared some quality moments together and that’s all down to the PGL staff. You can’t buy memories like that so thanks to one and all for making our trip so special. St Modan’s High School

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making the right choice Getting the most out of your school trip means choosing a provider who will support you and your pupils from the word go. You’ll want learning opportunities for your pupils which are curriculum-linked, with meaningful outcomes; plus a safe, secure and friendly environment with comfortable accommodation and plenty of good quality food.

Making it easy for you When you book a PGL trip you’ll enjoy the full support of our dedicated customer care team. They’ll ensure you have everything you need at each stage and answer any questions you may have. Once you arrive at a PGL centre, our trained staff will ensure you feel relaxed and at home. A PGL “Groupie” will be assigned to your group to look after them for the duration of your stay.

You’ll also want highly-trained centre staff who encourage and motivate your pupils to succeed and who take some of the responsibility off your shoulders and give you the chance to relax and enjoy the trip as well.

All adventure activities, equipment, instruction, food and accommodation are included in the cost of your trip, and if you’re new to PGL, you can get a taste of the PGL experience on one of our free teacher preview weekends.

PGL provides all this - and so much more.

Making the right choice for your next school trip couldn’t be easier.

◾ more centres - so there’s probably one not far from you ◾ more activities - so your pupils get more of the action ◾ more courses - so your pupils have more opportunities to learn

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◾ more value for money - flexible durations and accommodation options make your money go further

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All students and staff were extremely happy with the whole weekend; nothing was too much trouble. It was by far the best trip any of us have been on. Parkfield School

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aim higher achieve more Adventures that keep spirits flying high. Engagement is what we do best. And learning through adventure is what we’re all about.

There are adventures on land and water; adventures at home and abroad. Adventures which rely on personal courage; adventures which need a head for heights; adventures that require teamwork, cooperation and leadership. There are lots of chances to get very, very wet. There are adrenalin rushes; muddy challenges; initiative exercises requiring thought and care.

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All designed to motivate, build confidence and encourage development in more ways than one.

In the UK, there’s a choice of over 50 different adventure activities, all led by skilled instructors who will help your students make the most of the challenges and opportunities each activity presents. But that’s not all. Widen their horizons further with our Overseas Programme in France and Spain. Take on a new environment – explore the rivers and the sea; learn new skills with trained instructors; gain qualifications to take home. But the real value, whether at home or abroad, is in the memories, confidence and new-found enthusiasm they’ll bring back. It’s all that learning that happened when they weren’t even thinking about it.

The activities really motivated students to challenge themselves - this was excellent. Broadwater School

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Our motivating, challenging and fun activities Abseiling Aeroball

All Aboard Aquafun Archery Banana

Boat

Beach/Coastal Walk Bikeability

Blokarting BMX

Bodyboarding Bouldering Wall

Canoeing Canyoning Catamaran Sailing Cat Challenge Course

Climbing

Walk Caving

Circus Skills

Crate Challenge

Dinghy Sailing Dragon Dry Slope Skiing

Boating Eco Trail Excursion

Fencing First Aid Forest

Trail Giant Swing

High Ropes Course Hiking History Trail Jacob’s Ladder Kayaking Keelboat Sailing Kite Flying

Low Level Ropes Course Matrix

Mountain Biking Nature Trail Orienteering Pony Trekking

Pop Mobility Powerfan

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Problem Solving Quad

Biking Raft Building

Rifle Shooting River Sensory Trail Sequoia

Bivouac

Scramble

Sit-on Kayaks Sports and Team Games Snorkelling Stand

Up Paddle Surfing Street Surfing Surfing Survivor Team Challenge Trapeze Tree Climb

Treetop Study Trail Tunnel Trail

Ultimate Frisbee Vertical Challenge Volleyball Windsurfing Zip Wire For a full list of activities and descriptions, please visit www.pgl.co.uk/activities

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multi-activity Through adventure we inspire

Each day is packed with adventure to excite, inspire and build confidence, bringing a different dimension to the learning experience.

Multi-Activity. Because there’s more than one way to deliver a transformational experience. For young people it’s about digging deep. Finding the courage to jump, to climb, to take a step into the unknown. It’s learning to give and receive support. Strengthen friendships. Grow. They will want to be part of the experience. Have the freedom to mature a little. Be more than they are inside the classroom. They’ll leave with memories of a trip that made a difference. The difference that helped develop engaged, motivated students, eager to learn.

So how does it work?

We have a huge range of activities on land and water for you to choose from. And we design a flexible programme to meet the specific needs of your group.

There are four, one-and-a-half hour sessions each day with different activities to keep everyone engaged. You can watch your high fliers on the zip wire, see who braves the trapeze or help your students build a raft to race across the lake. And after your action-packed day, there’s even more to come. We’ll create and run a tailored evening programme to round off their day. Whether it’s ‘passport to the world’, ‘capture the flag’, or ‘grand designs’, our unmissable evening ‘ents’ are guaranteed to keep you and your students busy and happy!

This course is available at All centres UK

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A typical week on this course

OUR COURSES

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Breakfast

09.00-10.30 High Ropes Course

Breakfast 09.00-10.30 Giant Swing

Breakfast 09.00-10.30 Archery

Breakfast 09.00-10.30 Climbing

10.30-12.00 Quad Biking

10.30-12.00 Canoeing

10.30-12.00 Low Ropes

10.30-12.00 Tunnel Trail

Lunch

14.00-15.30 Abseiling 15.30-17.00 Jacob’s Ladder

Lunch 14.00-15.30 Trapeze 15.30-17.00 Zip Wire

Lunch

Lunch

14.00-17.00 Raft Building

Depart centre

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Evening Entertainment Capture the Flag

Evening Entertainment Grand Designs

Evening Entertainment Scrapheap Challenge

Evening Entertainment Disco

15.30-17.00 Arrive and unpack

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All students had the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities and also develop their social/communication skills through staying away from home and having to encounter some challenging situations.

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Stanley Park High School

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personal development Growing up with confidence

instructors who tailor the adventure sessions to meet your objectives.

Solving problems, coping with new situations and environments, taking decisions and making new friends; how best to help students deal with the challenges which arise during their school career? A PGL Personal Development course encourages each individual to meet different challenges head-on, assess situations and make decisions, while supporting each other, building trust and forging stronger relationships within the group and with you, their teacher. Your students will discover new strengths and skills: some which they never knew they had. They’ll also improve their confidence by overcoming challenges and pushing their boundaries. By stepping outside their comfort zone, under the watchful eyes of our trained instructors, they’ll find new friendships, new areas in common with their peers and a renewed confidence in themselves: all of which will have a positive effect back in the classroom.

So how does it work?

Using adventure activities to stimulate learning and growth, our Personal Development courses are supported by trained PGL

Thought-provoking workbooks and discussion opportunities, plus a “plan-do-review” approach help your students assess and understand what they’ve learnt – the connections, the insights, and the impact it has on their own behaviour. Our Personal Development courses are ideal for single classes or for whole year groups, getting a new school year or term off to a motivating and inspiring start! For further information visit www.pgl.co.uk/pd

This course is available at

Marchants Hill Surrey 26 Little Canada Isle of Wight 28 Osmington Bay Dorset 29 Barton Hall Devon 30 Liddington Wiltshire 32 Boreatton Park Shropshire 33 Caythorpe Court Lincolnshire 36 Winmarleigh Hall Lancashire 37 Dalguise Perthshire 38

A typical week on this course

OUR COURSES

Day 1

15.30-17.00 Arrive and unpack

Dinner Evening Entertainment Quiz

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Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Breakfast

09.00-10.30 Archery

Breakfast 09.00-10.30 - Problem solving High Ropes

Breakfast 09.00-10.30 - Cooperation & trust Jacob’s Ladder

Breakfast 09.00-10.30 - Trust Abseiling

10.30-12.00 - Resourcefulness Orienteering

10.30-12.00 Challenge Course

10.30-12.00 Trapeze

10.30-12.00 Climbing

Lunch

14.00-15.30 Kayaking 15.30-17.00 Canoeing

Lunch 14.00-15.30 Fencing 15.30-17.00 Zip Wire

Lunch 14.00-17.00 Working together Raft Building

Lunch

Dinner Review Session Evening Entertainment Capture the Flag

Dinner Review Session Evening Entertainment Passport to the World

Dinner Review Session Evening Entertainment Disco

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Personal development courses are open to all secondary year groups and are tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Key Themes

◾ Working together ◾ Problem solving ◾ Leadership ◾ Self-reliance ◾ Meeting challenges ◾ Setting and achieving objectives ◾ Respect ◾ Motivation ◾ Friendship

Learning Outcomes

◾ Year group bonding ◾ Increased trust and respect ◾ Improved motivation ◾ Better relationships and cooperation ◾ Increased confidence and resilience ◾ Self-belief ◾ Emotional well-being ◾ Taking responsibility ◾ Increased appetite for learning

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netball tournaments When teamwork is your goal

Raise the morale, teamwork, fitness and enthusiasm of your netball players with a PGL netball weekend. First of all, it’s a weekend of plenty of match experience, officiated by England Netball, designed to improve skills and technique. But there’s much more to it than that. There are adventure activities to help build confidence, teamwork and engagement. And in the evenings there are activities providing fun and involvement for everyone. And on the final day there are medal and trophy presentations and the chance to meet a member of the England Netball team. Bring back happy girls; girls with a strong team identity. Better players altogether.

So how does it work?

The Tournament At the heart of your weekend programme is the netball tournament, designed for girls in years 7-11 (S1-S5). The schedule of games allows each team maximum match experience possible, the chance to compete against other schools and also the opportunity to learn from watching other teams play.

Adventure Our adventure activity sessions encourage your team members to face different challenges than those on the court. Challenges designed to help develop better support, encouragement, teamwork and communication skills. The Evenings To complement your daytime exertions, PGL’s unmissable and busy programme of evening activities adds extra teambuilding opportunities. Added value that makes all the difference.

This course is available at

Barton Hall Devon 30 Liddington Wiltshire 32 Boreatton Park Shropshire 33

Joint Netball and Football Weekends

Save on transport costs and bring your netball and football teams to Liddington or Boreatton Park for a great weekend of coaching and match play.

A typical weekend on this course Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Breakfast

Breakfast

15.30-17.00 Arrive and unpack

Lunch

09.00-12.30 Netball matches / PGL activity 12.30-13.45 Year group finals and presentations

14.00-17.30 PGL Activity

Lunch Depart centre

Dinner Evening Entertainment Campfire

Dinner Evening Entertainment Talent Show

OUR COURSES

09.00-12.30 Netball matches

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manchester united soccer schools Inspiration from the top

Football: our national sport; Manchester United: a world-class club; it’s a combination bound to inspire any young player, and it’s exclusive to PGL. So, what could be better than spending a weekend training with the Manchester United Soccer Schools coaches? There’s expert training and the chance to play in a tournament as well as the added bonus of teambuilding and leadership development with PGL adventure activities. The coaches use the same programme as the Manchester United Academy. There’s even the chance for up to twelve of your players to be picked to attend ‘Champions Day’ at Old Trafford; they’ll tread the turf, play a match kitted out like a pro, get exclusive behind the scenes access to the stadium and enjoy a packed day of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

So how does it work?

The MUSS Training Programme Coaching focuses on developing a range of techniques and movements as well as strong personal skills to deal with life on and off the pitch – every player is challenged to learn new skills, “the Manchester United way”.

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Adventure The adventure activities available are designed to help improve team spirit, social skills and peer support. The Evenings Presentations and seminars, plus a coaching workshop for teachers complete the experience – and your weekend concludes with prize-giving on the final day. These weekends are open to boys and girls in years 7-9 (S1-S3).

This course is available at

Liddington Wiltshire 32 Boreatton Park Shropshire NEW 33

Joint Football and Netball Weekends

Save on transport costs and bring your football and netball teams to Liddington or Boreatton Park for a great weekend of coaching and match play.

A typical weekend on this course Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Breakfast 09.00-12.30 MUSS Coaching

Breakfast 09.00-12.30 MUSS Coaching/ Tournament

15.30-17.00 Arrive and unpack

Lunch 14.00-17.30 PGL Activity

Dinner Evening Entertainment Welcome presentation PGL Activity

Lunch 14.00-15.30 PGL Activity 15.30-17.00 Results and Presentations

Dinner Evening MUSS Seminar (players) MUSS Coaching Workshop (adults)

Dinner Depart centre

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street dance

Learn it, practise it, perform it

This is your chance to give your dancers their opportunity to shine. More traditional PE activities don’t always fit the bill for everyone. There will always be some who don’t engage. And then there are those who really just love to dance! Our supportive, charismatic, professional dance instructors working in partnership with PGL, deliver a weekend of highly motivational workshops. Watch as your students become absorbed in their work; as they start out by mastering basic steps then work up to creating their very own routine. The weekend’s work culminates with the excitement and sense of achievement when your group puts on a complete performance.

So how does it work?

Learn, practise, perform Students learn a variety of styles, steps and motifs, and progress by working together to devise more complex routines. The exhilaration of the final performance allows them to fully appreciate their achievement and success. Adventure Complementing the dance sessions, adventure activities help reinforce team spirit and the sense of achievement. Evenings There’s a full range of evening entertainment and activities to enjoy, run by our centre team. Courses run throughout the year at selected PGL centres and are for both boys and girls in years 7–11 (S1-S5) as well as for members of after-school clubs.

This course is available at Marchants Hill Surrey Boreatton Park Shropshire Caythorpe Court Lincolnshire

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A typical weekend on this course Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Breakfast

Breakfast

OUR COURSES

09.00-12.00 Warm-up, introduction to Street Dance, FLAVA and Syncopation

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15.30-17.00 Arrive and unpack

Lunch 14.00-15.30 Dance Workshop 15.30-17.00 PGL activity

Dinner Evening Entertainment Team building games

Dinner Evening Entertainment Disco

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09.00-10.30 PGL activity 10.30-12.00 Dance Workshop

Lunch 14.00-17.00 Rehearsal and final performance Dinner Depart centre


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cheerleading Fitness, fun & focus

Cheerleading is a perfect way to engage girls and boys in PE and is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. Our cheerleading weekends are a popular way to promote fitness, exercise, and team spirit. Our introductory course comprises a fun and energetic programme, focussing on participation and building a range of basic skills required to make a cheerleading routine. Run by British Cheerleading Association (BCA) coaches, it’s an inspiring introduction for beginners including students who may be less than enthusiastic about more traditional PE activities. For experienced teams and school clubs, our ‘Competition’ course is designed to strengthen team confidence and dedicate some quality time to pre-competition practice in a new environment. BCA coaches will work with you on existing routines, concentrating on improving performance levels and percentage capabilities.

So how does it work?

Stunts and Tumbles Designed for girls and boys in years 7-11 (S1-S5), our cheerleading weekends are full of exciting, motivating programmes which include stunts, tumbles, dance, gymnastics, poms and cheers, delivered by professional BCA coaches. Beginners and experienced teams both develop trust and teambuilding skills through practice and through adventure activities. Adventure Complementing the cheerleading sessions, adventure activities such as abseiling, zip wire, climbing and trapeze help reinforce team spirit and the sense of achievement. Evenings Enjoy a full range of evening entertainment and activities, run by our team on centre.

This course is available at Marchants Hill Surrey Windmill Hill East Sussex Boreatton Park Shropshire Caythorpe Court Lincolnshire

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A typical weekend on this course Day 1

15.30-17.00 Arrive and unpack Dinner Evening Introduction to Cheerleading from BCA coaches

Day 2

Day 3

Breakfast 09.00-12.00 Motions, jumps and tumbling, stunts, cheers and chants

Breakfast 09.00-10.30 Warm-up and recap 10.30-12.00 PGL activity

Lunch 14.00-15.30 PGL activity 15.30-17.00 Cheer dance and stunt work Dinner Evening Entertainment Disco

Lunch

14.00-17.00 Review progress and development

Dinner Depart centre

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mediterranean watersports Let the sea inspire

What better way to motivate and engage your students than with a PGL trip to the Med? You’ll bring back confident, positive students who have enjoyed a packed itinerary of watersports off superb beaches in France or Spain; students who have benefited from the opportunities to learn new skills; experience a new environment; students with a real sense of their own achievement; who understand how perseverance leads to success; students who have learned to believe they can.

How does it work?

All Day on the Water Each activity session is normally scheduled for half a day. This allows students to try out two different watersports every day; they will use a range of craft including catamarans, Picos, windsurfers and sit-on kayaks. Some will require teamwork, others focus on individual skills,

but all come with the expert tuition of our Watersports Instructors. Your students will get the chance to learn specific sailing and paddling skills; qualifications that can contribute to GCSE and BTEC coursework. Excursion Day For cross-curricular enrichment, make the most of your stay with a day out and about exploring the local area and places of interest. Fun-packed Evenings The fun doesn’t stop when the day’s activities are over. Our centre teams lead evening entertainment to keep your students occupied, including a nightly disco.

This course is available at Mimosa Languedoc Coast La Fosca Costa Brava

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OUR COURSES

A typical Med Watersports course (based at La Fosca, shorter durations available) Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 7

Day 8

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Arrive at La Fosca (depart school day 1)

09.15-12.15 Banana Boats

09.15-12.15 Funboat Sailing and Pico Sailing

09.15-12.15 Canoeing

09.15-12.15 All day excursion to WaterWorld

09.15-12.15 Snorkelling at Tossa de Mar

09.15-12.15 Catamaran Sailing and Windsurfing

Lunch

Lunch 14.15-17.15 Topper Sailing

Lunch 14.15-17.15 Catamaran Sailing and Windsurfing

Lunch 14.15-17.15 Sit-on Kayaks

Lunch 14.15-17.15 Snorkelling at Tossa de Mar

Lunch 14.15-17.15 Funboat Sailing and Pico Sailing

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Depart (return home day 9)

14.1517.15 La Fosca Beach Dinner

Evening Entertainment Have a Go Show

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Day 6

Evening Entertainment Splash

Evening Entertainment Robot Wars

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Evening Entertainment Beach Olympics

Dinner

Evening Entertainment Shopping at Platja D’Aro

Evening Entertainment Talent Show


The experience for us all was outstanding. What a fabulous learning and life experience for our students!

The Bishops’ Bluecoat C of E High School

Awards & Qualifications

Pupils can take part in gaining the following NGB awards and qualifications which are often recognised by examination boards. British Canoe Union Paddlepower Awards ◾ The Paddlepower Start award provides a framework for beginners in their first sessions on the water.

Royal Yachting Association – Start Sailing ◾ Students learn the key skills of dinghy sailing to achieve stage one of this award.

◾ Paddlepower Passport takes students through four progressive levels

British Sub-Aqua Club ◾ Students complete up to seven levels to gain the Dolphin Snorkeller qualification.

covering Safety Awareness, Paddling Skills, Varied Experiences and Supporting Knowledge.

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ardèche adventure The great outdoors just got greater

As you paddle through crystal clear waters and take in the full impact of this beautiful part of France, it’s an awe-inspiring experience that takes learning to a whole new level. It’s a chance to discover and explore. Gain new skills. Even the chance to gain a qualification in canoeing. But beyond that, it’s the invaluable confidence; the renewed self-belief; the passion to succeed. Because navigating the rapids along the twists and turns of the beautiful Ardèche Gorge, under the watchful eye of our highly experienced river teams, is truly a life-changing experience.

Land Adventure Set off on a mountain bike through the vineyards into the picturesque hills; visit the spectacular Orgnac caves, or trek along the River Cèze to discover the stunning waterfalls at the Cascades du Sautadet. Or you can stay right where you are and enjoy a range of exciting adventure activities in the centre grounds – all supervised by PGL staff. An Excursion Day Out and about you’ll discover the local area and places of interest – an ideal opportunity for cross-curricular enrichment. NEW for 2015! Canyoning An exhilarating journey through gorges, plunge pools and river beds.

How does it work?

River Adventure Two or three days are spent enjoying the 30km descent of the Ardèche River – camping under the stars on an overnight bivouac. After learning the basics, students set off downstream in stages, paddling in small groups, with a dedicated river team ensuring everyone gets the most from their experience. There’s even more river adventure with raft building and kayaking on the River Cèze.

Fun-packed Evenings The fun doesn’t stop when the day’s activities are over. Our centre teams lead evening entertainment sessions for everyone to enjoy.

This course is available at Domaine de Segries Ardèche Lou Valagran Cèze Valley

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OUR COURSES

A typical Ardèche Adventure course (based at Lou Valagran, shorter durations available) Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

Arrive at Lou Valagran (depart school day 1)

09.15-12.15 Mountain Biking

09.15-12.15 Ardèche Descent – depart Salavas

09.15-12.15 Ardèche Descent

09.15-12.15 Raft Building

09.15-21.00 All day excursion to Waterworld

09.15-12.15 Hannibal Trek

Lunch

Lunch

14.15-17.15 Swim

14.1517.15 Kayaking

Lunch 14.15-17.15 Ardèche Descent

Lunch 14.15-17.15 Ardèche Descent – arrive St Martin d’Ardèche

Lunch 14.15-17.15 Jacob’s Ladder/ Archery

Lunch 14.1517.15 High Ropes

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Dinner

Depart (return home day 9)

Evening Entertainment Have a Go Show

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Evening Entertainment Talk: Get ready for the Ardèche!

Evening Entertainment Overnight Bivvy

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Evening Entertainment Robot Wars

Day 6

Evening Entertainment Talent Show

Day 7

Day 8


The Ardèche decent, friendliness of staff and enthusiasm of everyone were the highlights of our trip.

Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College

Awards & Qualifications

Pupils can take part in gaining the following NGB awards and qualifications which are often recognised by examination boards. British Canoe Union Paddlepower Awards ◾ The Paddlepower Start award provides a framework for beginners in

their first sessions on the water.

◾ P  addlepower Passport takes students through four progressive

levels covering Safety Awareness, Paddling Skills, Varied Experiences and Supporting Knowledge.

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two centre adventure The best of both worlds

You won’t be surprised to hear that our Two Centre Adventure is our most popular overseas course. But you will be amazed at just how much you can pack in to one trip. How much your students can learn; how much they can achieve; how much they can grow – in just a week out of school. With your time split between the Ardèche and the Mediterranean, this course offers opportunities to learn new skills in stunning surroundings. Your students can benefit from the BSAC, BCU and RYA awards; and enjoy both the river and the sea. Take in the dramatic landscape of the Ardèche and enjoy all the watersports activities on the Med. An action-packed experience, with the very best instruction. It’s a dream combination. So why wouldn’t you?

How does it work?

Two Locations Choose to visit either the Ardèche or the Mediterranean first (subject to availability). You’ll spend approximately three-and-a-half days at each location, which are a three hour coach journey apart. Most groups make the most of the transfer between resorts as an excursion day.

Ardèche River Adventure A two to three day, 30km, canoe descent through the spectacular Ardèche Gorge; return to base at the end of each day or experience the optional overnight bivouac (subject to availability and a supplement). Mediterranean Watersports In a full watersports programme, your students will learn to sail a range of craft including catamarans, windsurfers and sit-on kayaks. Fun-packed Evenings The day’s activities may be over, but the fun doesn’t stop there; our centre teams lead evening entertainment sessions to keep everyone busy – including a nightly disco.

This course is available at Domaine de Segries Ardèche Mimosa Languedoc Coast

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A typical Two Centre Adventure course, shorter durations available Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Arrive at Segries (depart school day 1)

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast Depart for Mimosa

Breakfast

River Day 2 From Trois Eaux to Le Mas 12km

River Day 3 From Le Mas to Sauze Plage 14km

OUR COURSES

River Day 1 From Peach Orchard to Trois Eaux 4km Dinner

Evening Entertainment 50/50

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09.15-16.00 En-route visit, e.g. Aqualand including picnic lunch Lunch 16.00-17.15 Arrival at Mimosa

Dinner

Evening Entertainment Visit to Vallon

Dinner

Evening Entertainment Pool Olympics

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Dinner

Evening Entertainment Get Your Own Back

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast

09.15-12.15 Catamarans/ Kayaks Mimosa Beach

09.15-12.15 Windsurfing and Raft Building

09.15-12.15 Ocean Rider Mimosa Beach

Lunch 14.15-17.15 Snorkel Black Sands

Lunch 14.15-17.15 Feva Sailing Mimosa Beach

Lunch 14.15-17.15 Climbing/Abseiling Mimosa Site

Dinner

Depart (return home day 9)

Dinner

Evening Entertainment Beach Olympics

Evening Entertainment Superhero Auction


Awards & Qualifications

Pupils can take part in gaining the following NGB awards and qualifications which are often recognised by examination boards. British Canoe Union Paddlepower Awards

Royal Yachting Association – Start Sailing

◾ The Paddlepower Start award provides a framework for beginners in

◾ Students learn the key skills of dinghy sailing to achieve

◾ Paddlepower Passport takes students through four progressive levels

British Sub-Aqua Club ◾ Students complete up to seven levels to gain the Dolphin Snorkeller qualification.

their first sessions on the water.

covering Safety Awareness, Paddling Skills, Varied Experiences and Supporting Knowledge.

stage one of this award.

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a cut above the rest Whether you’re away for a weekend, a week or longer, in the UK or in France or Spain, a little comfort goes a long way, especially after a busy day.

There’s choice: stay in purpose-built lodges, chalets, character mansion houses; or, for the ultimate outdoor experience, our tented villages are exceptional value and great fun! There’s adventure: smaller activity groups and more adventure bases mean each individual gets more time doing the things they came to do – and less time waiting their turn. There’s comfort: after an energetic day outdoors, retreat to a cosy single or twin room (usually en suite), conveniently close to your group; they’ll also enjoy comfortable 4-6 bedded rooms. Relax in the leaders’ lounge; enjoy complimentary tea and coffee; there’s usually a bar, a TV lounge, meeting rooms and free Wi-Fi too. And for your group, there’s plenty of outdoor space to enjoy; games and sports areas – in fact everything you’d expect, and more. Some of our larger centres also have swimming pools and sports halls, and if you’re staying in the south of France or Spain, there are picnic areas and shaded dining facilities so you can make the most of being outdoors with your group. And good food: all our meals are freshly cooked and accompanied by generous portions of fruit, vegetables and salad, as well as plenty of carbohydrate for energy.

OUR CENTRES

So, if what you want is a centre that’s a cut above the rest, why look anywhere else?

France

UK

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Spain

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marchants hill

M25

surrey

London

M4 A34

M3 A23 A21

a hop, skip and a jump from London

A3

Southampton M27

Portsmouth

A31

When you first take in the breathtaking landscape of the Devil’s Punchbowl at the edge of Marchants Hill, it’s easy to forget you’re so close to the capital. Marchants Hill is a popular rural retreat, with plenty of open space (45 acres of it to be exact), lodge style accommodation, a lake for watersports and hiking opportunities to explore the beautiful surroundings.

Hastings Brighton

Accommodation Lodges

Pupils: En suite rooms sleep 6 Teachers: Single or twin en suite rooms

Bethany House

Activities

abseiling aeroball archery bikeability challenge course climbing eco trail fencing first aid giant swing hiking jacob’s ladder low level ropes course orienteering powerfan® problem solving quad biking raft building rifle shooting sensory trail sports and team games survivor trapeze zip wire

This converted convent provides selfcontained accommodation for groups and has a capacity of 94 Pupils: En suite rooms sleep 4-8 Teachers: Single or twin en suite rooms

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/marchantshill

Courses available Multi-Activity

10-11

OUR CENTRES

Personal Development 12-13 Street Dance 16 Cheerleading 17

Facilities Classrooms

Shop

Common/games room

Sports hall

Disco/indoor area

Teachers’ lounge

Large playing field

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Teachers’ bar


London

windmill hill

A23

A22

Crawley

east sussex

Royal Tunbridge A26 Wells

A2070

A23

Rye Lewes

A22

Hailsham

on the beaten track

Brighton

Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool and enjoy watching your group test their BMX skills on our purpose-built ‘rhythm’ track. Located close to the coast on the picturesque Sussex Downs, Windmill Hill is a popular destination for schools from London and surrounding areas. There are plenty of adventure activity bases in the centre grounds plus a 2,000m2 indoor sports hall and heated outdoor pool.

Activities

M20

A21 M23

*May-Sept

A259

Hastings

Eastbourne

Accommodation Lodges

Pupils: En suite rooms, sleeping 5-6 Teachers: Twin en suite rooms

**Half-day

aquafun* archery bmx canoeing fencing giant swing hiking** jacob’s ladder orienteering problem solving raft building rifle shooting sensory trail sports and team games trapeze tunnel trail zip wire abseiling

aeroball

challenge course

all aboard climbing

eco trail

Facilities

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/windmillhill

Courses available Multi-Activity

10-11

Cheerleading 17

Classrooms

Seminar rooms

Heated outdoor swimming pool (May-Sept)

Sports hall

Lakes Recreation and shop area

Sports pitches Teachers’ bar Teachers’ lounges

Call 0844 371 1220 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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little canada

M5 M4

M4

M25

Bristol

isle of wight

A34

Weston-Super-Mare M5

M3 A3

A303

Southampton

a place to discover

A27

Portsmouth A35

Isle of Wight

Weymouth

With its woodland log cabins on the banks of Wootton Creek, it’s easy to see how Little Canada got its name. Originally inspired by a village in British Columbia, this picturesque centre has private access to the water, making it ideal for watersports. There’s an exciting range of land-based activities too.

Accommodation Log Cabins

Pupils: En suite rooms sleep 4-8 Teachers: Single, twin or triple en suite cabins

Woodlands House

Activities

Pupils: En suite rooms sleep 2-8 *Indoor pool **Indoor and outdoor

Teachers: Single or twin rooms

all aboard aquafun*

archery beach walk canoeing cat walk challenge course fencing first aid giant swing hiking jacob’s ladder kayaking keelboat sailing low level ropes course matrix nature trail orienteering pop mobility problem solving quad biking raft building sensory trail sports and team games survivor trapeze tunnel trail zip wire abseiling

aeroball

circus skills

climbing** dragon boating

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/little-canada

Courses available Multi-Activity

10-11

OUR CENTRES

Personal Development 12-13

Facilities Classrooms

Shop

ICT facilities

Sports hall

Indoor Activity Zone

Teachers’ bar

Indoor swimming pool

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Teachers’ lounge


osmington bay

M5 M4

dorset

M25

A34

Weston-Super-Mare M5

M3 A3

A303

Southampton

A27

Portsmouth

beside the seaside

A35

Weymouth

It’s where “we do like to be”, and so will you and your group. Located at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site, near Weymouth, Osmington Bay has direct access to the beach which is ideal for the explorers in your group. Any budding Olympians will also be thrilled to discover that our watersports take place at the Portland Bay Olympic venue nearby. You’ll also get a great view of the sea from the centre, and an even better one from the top of the Giant Swing...if you dare!

Activities

M4

Bristol

* May - Oct

Accommodation Chalets

Pupils: En suite rooms, sleeping 4-6 Teachers: Single or twin en suite rooms

** On or off-site

beach walk

climbing* dragon boating* fencing first aid giant swing hiking jacob’s ladder kayaking* keelboat sailing* low level ropes course mountain biking orienteering problem solving quad biking raft building** rifle shooting sensory trail sports and team games street surfing survivor trapeze tunnel trail zip wire

abseiling

aeroball

archery

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/osmingtonbay

Courses available Multi-Activity

10-11

Personal Development 12-13

Facilities Classrooms

Sports hall

ICT facilities

Teachers’ bar

Indoor Activity Zone

Teachers’ lounge

Shop

Call 0844 371 1220 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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barton hall

Swansea

Cardiff M4

M4

Bristol Weston-Super-Mare

south devon

M5 A361

Taunton

A39

A303

A35 A35

Exeter Weymouth

sea, ski and torquay!

Plymouth

Torquay A38

At the heart of the English Riviera with views to Torquay, blue flag beaches and Dartmoor close by it’s easy to see why Barton Hall is popular with groups of all ages. There’s a heated outdoor swimming pool, an on-site lake for watersports, and for groups wanting to get some winter sports practice, there’s even a dry ski slope!

Accommodation Main House

Pupils: En suite rooms sleep 4-10 Teachers: En suite twin rooms

Chalets

Pupils: En suite rooms sleep 4-6 Teachers: En suite twin rooms

Activities

*Supplement applies

abseiling aeroball all aboard aquafun archery canoeing challenge course climbing coastal walk crate challenge dry slope skiing* eco trail fencing first aid giant swing jacob’s ladder low level ropes course mountain biking nature trail orienteering problem solving quad biking raft building sensory trail sports and team games survivor trapeze vertical challenge zip wire

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/barton

Facilities Courses available

Indoor Activity Zone

Shop

Lake

Personal Development 12-13

Meeting rooms

Teachers’ lounge

OUR CENTRES

Multi-Activity Netball

30

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10-11 14

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Teachers’ bar


beam house

Swansea

Weston-Super-Mare M5 A361

blokarting

A35 A35

Weymouth Plymouth

Torquay A38

Devon’s coast-to-coast cycle path, the Tarka Trail, runs close by and provides picturesque views for groups enjoying a day out mountain biking.

archery

A303

Exeter

Here’s the place to go for surfing and boarding. Near Bideford in north Devon, close to the beach and surf school at Westward Ho!, Beam House is set in a beautiful wooded valley surrounded on three sides by the River Torridge.

aeroball

Taunton

A39

on the crest of a wave

abseiling

M4

Bristol

north devon

Activities

Cardiff M4

bodyboarding

challenge course

Accommodation Pupils: Rooms with bunk beds sleep 6-16, with toilets and showers close by Teachers: Twin and triple en suite rooms

climbing

high ropes course kite flying mountain biking orienteering problem solving quad biking rifle shooting sensory trail sports and team games street surfing surfing survivor trapeze zip wire coastal walk eco trail

fencing

first aid

Facilities

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/beamhouse

Disco/communal area

Courses available Multi-Activity

Drying room

Shop Teachers’ lounge

10-11

Call 0844 371 1220 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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liddington

M42

A438

wiltshire

Hereford A49

Cheltenham

M50

Gloucester

A40

M40

A40 A417

Swansea

wide open spaces

M5

Cardiff

Oxford

A419

Swindon

M4 M4

M4

M4

Bristol M5

With acres of space to enjoy, Liddington is one of our biggest centres. Conveniently located just minutes from the M4 near Swindon, this former hotel and conference centre has been fully adapted to provide excellent accommodation and the very best in outdoor activities. Recent investment has resulted in new accommodation units, an extended dining hall, extra activity bases and an additional lake for watersports. There’s plenty of indoor space for social time and study while the extensive grounds feature lakes for watersports and a unique treetop study trail.

Activities

canoeing

crate challenge fencing first aid giant swing jacob’s ladder challenge course mountain biking nature trail orienteering problem solving quad biking raft building sensory trail sports and team games survivor trapeze treetop study trail tunnel trail vertical challenge zip wire abseiling

aeroball

archery

climbing

Accommodation Purpose-built accommodation blocks Pupils: En suite rooms sleep 3-6

Teachers: Single or twin en suite rooms

King Edward’s House

Converted country house within the grounds Pupils: En suite rooms sleep 2-6 Teachers: Single or twin en suite rooms

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/pglliddington

Courses available

Multi-Activity 10-11 OUR CENTRES

Personal Development 12-13 Netball 14 Manchester United Soccer Schools 15

Facilities Classrooms Common room Drying rooms Floodlit sports pitch Football pitches Gym Lakes

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Lecture theatres Meeting rooms Netball courts Shop Teachers’ bar Teachers’ lounges


boreatton park

Liverpool

Manchester

M62

A55

shropshire

M56

M53

Chester M6

Wrexham A5

spoilt for choice

Shrewsbury

M54

Telford Birmingham A49 M42

Located in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, Boreatton Park is ideal for groups of all sizes. The huge 250 acre grounds offer a wide choice of activities. There’s a sports hall, three lakes for watersports and even an indoor swimming pool. What more could you want?

M6

Accommodation Mansion House

Pupils: Rooms with bunk beds sleep 6-14. Showers and toilets located close by Teachers: En suite twin rooms

Lodges

Activities abseiling

*Supplement applies

aeroball

fencing giant swing

orienteering

sensory trail

aquafun

archery

high ropes course

canoeing

history trail

jacob’s ladder

problem solving quad sports and team games survivor pony trekking*

challenge course

biking trapeze

kayaking

eco trail

climbing

low level ropes course

raft building rifle vertical challenge

shooting zip wire

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/boreattonpark

Pupils: En suite rooms sleep 4-6 Teachers: En suite twin rooms

Tents

Chalet-style tents with solid bases and frame beds Pupils: 4 per tent Teachers: 1 or 2 per tent. Showers and toilets are located close by with separate facilities for teachers

Courses available Multi-Activity

10-11

Personal Development 12-13 Netball 14 Street Dance 16 Cheerleading 17 Manchester United 15 Soccer Schools

Facilities Classrooms

Meeting rooms

Drying rooms

Netball courts

Football pitches and playing fields

Shop

Heated indoor swimming pool

Teachers’ bar and lounges

Sports hall

Call 0844 371 1220 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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tregoyd house & llwyn filly brecon beacons a welcome in the hillside

M42

Hereford

A438

A49

Gloucester

A40

M40

Cheltenham

M50

A40 A417

Swansea

M5

Cardiff

Oxford

A419

Swindon

M4 M4

M4

M4

Bristol M5

Tregoyd House is located in the dramatic Black Mountains, part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. You’ll love its rural, ‘away-from-it-all’ feel and the seven acres of grounds filled with exciting adventure activities.

Accommodation

Better still, you’ll enjoy the uniquely beautiful surroundings while canoeing the picturesque River Wye or doing watersports on the nearby private lake. Looking for sole occupancy? Why not stay at Llwyn Filly, a cosy converted farmhouse just 5 minutes away.

Pupils: Rooms with bunk beds sleep 8-18 Showers and toilets located close by

Activities first

Teachers: Twin or triple en suite rooms

Llwyn Filly Dormitories *Supplement applies

canoeing challenge course climbing eco trail aid hiking history trail jacob’s ladder kayaking orienteering pony trekking* problem solving quad biking raft building rifle shooting sensory trail sports and team games survivor trapeze zip wire abseiling

fencing

Tregoyd Dormitories

archery

Pupils: Rooms with bunk beds sleep 6-16, showers and toilets close by Teachers: Single or twin rooms Showers and toilets located close by

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/tregoydhouse or /llwynfilly

Courses available OUR CENTRES

Multi-Activity

10-11

Facilities Tregoyd Common room

Llwyn Filly Drying room

Drying room

Games field

Indoor & outdoor games areas

Lake

Shop

Teachers’ lounge

Teachers’ lounge

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Shop


hillcrest

M42

A438

herefordshire

Hereford

Cheltenham

M50

Gloucester

A40

M40

A40 A417

Swansea

the perfect introduction

M5

Cardiff

Oxford

A419

Swindon

M4 M4

M4

M4

Bristol

Hillcrest is a former salmon fishing lodge close to the River Wye. Its relatively small size and homely atmosphere make it a popular choice with many groups. But don’t let its size deceive you; there’s plenty of outdoor space to enjoy and lots of opportunities for your students to develop and enjoy learning new skills.

M5

Accommodation Dormitories

Pupils: Rooms with bunk beds sleep 6-16 Showers and toilets located close by Teachers: Single or twin rooms, en suite or with private facilities nearby

Activities

abseiling aeroball archery canoeing challenge course climbing dragon boating eco trail fencing first aid forest trail history trail kayaking low level ropes course orienteering problem solving quad biking raft building rifle shooting sports and team games survivor trapeze zip wire

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/pglhillcrest

Facilities Courses available Multi-Activity

10-11

Basketball court Drying room Floodlit playing field

Pupils’ common room Shop Teachers’ lounge

Indoor space

Call 0844 371 1220 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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caythorpe court

A180

M180

M18

Grimsby Sheffield

lincolnshire

M16

Lincoln M1

A1

A52

you can see for miles

Skegness

A15

Leicester Peterborough

Caythorpe Court is perfect for groups, large or small, seeking an escape to the country. There’s a beautiful Grade II listed mansion house to enjoy, surrounded by 65 acres of grounds with lakes for watersports and all the adventure activities you’d expect from PGL. For groups looking for a variety of accommodation options there’s a choice of comfortable, single occupancy blocks, lodges, or tents in the summer.

Accommodation Single occupancy can be requested for some blocks – subject to minimum numbers Pupils: En suite rooms sleep 4-6 Teachers: Single or twin en suite rooms

Activities abseiling

aeroball

orienteering

problem

Tented Village

all

aboard

archery

challenge

course

giant swing high ropes course jacob’s ladder kayaking solving

quad

biking

raft

building

rifle

climbing

fencing

low level ropes course

shooting

sensory

sports and team games survivor trapeze Tunnel Trail vertical challenge

trail

zip wire

Chalet-style tents with solid bases and frame beds Pupils: 4-6 per tent Teachers: 1 or 2 per tent Adjacent shower and toilet facilities

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/caythorpecourt

Courses available OUR CENTRES

Multi-Activity

10-11

Personal Development 12-13 Street Dance

16

Cheerleading

17

Facilities Classrooms

Shop

Football pitch and playing fields

Sports hall

Lake Meeting rooms

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Teachers’ bar and lounges


winmarleigh hall

M6

Lancaster

lancashire

Fleetwood Garstang

a winning combination

M55 M6

Blackpool A585 A584

Winmarleigh Hall is a great location for schools in the north west of England, offering a rural retreat in 50 acres of gardens and woodland near the Forest of Bowland. Enjoy the many original features of this Victorian country house combined with its modern facilities. There is an on-site lake for watersports and a floodlit activity area, plus plenty of classroom space for your group to take advantage of.

Blackburn Preston

Accommodation Pupils: A range of accommodation, all en suite, sleeping 2-10 Teachers: Single or twin en suite rooms

Activities

abseiling all aboard archery bouldering wall canoeing climbing fencing giant swing high ropes course jacob’s ladder low level ropes course orienteering problem solving quad biking raft building sensory trail survivor team challenge trapeze vertical challenge zip wire For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/winmarleighhall

Facilities Courses available Multi-Activity

10-11

Personal Development 12-13

Drying rooms

Shop

Floodlit activity areas

Teachers’ bar

Football pitch

Teachers’ lounges

Games rooms Lake

Call 0844 371 1220 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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dalguise

Dundee

perthshire

A90

Perth

an inspiring highland hideaway

A9 M90

Stirling

This 18th century mansion house stands in a tranquil wooded valley five miles north of Dunkeld. Beatrix Potter spent her childhood holidays here in the 19th century and is said to have found inspiration for her books from exploring the beautiful countryside nearby. Today, features include an on-site lake and a sports dome in the grounds for indoor activities.

Accommodation M9

The Lodges M8

Glasgow

Edinburgh

Pupils: En suite rooms sleep 4-6 Teachers: En suite twin rooms

The Stables M74

Pupils: En suite rooms sleep 4-10

Kilmarnock

Teachers: En suite single or twin rooms

Activities

*Mar-Oct

**Forest hike

abseiling archery canoeing* cat walk challenge course climbing fencing first aid giant swing hiking** history trail jacob’s ladder mountain biking nature trail orienteering problem solving quad biking raft building* rifle shooting sensory trail sequoia scramble sports and team games survivor trapeze tree climb zip wire For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/pgldalguise

Courses available OUR CENTRES

Multi-Activity

10-11

Personal Development 12-13

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Facilities Classrooms

Meeting rooms

Indoor games areas

Shop

Lake

Teachers’ lounge

Sports dome

A68


Perth

A9

M90

loch ranza

Stirling M9

Dumbarton

isle of arran

M8

Glasgow M8 M77

M74

Ardrossan A738

the hills are alive

Isle of Arran

...with the sound of students enjoying the outdoors! Loch Ranza stands at the northern end of the beautiful Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland in the Firth of Clyde. The landscape here is stunning and the centre itself is perfectly placed to make the most of its surroundings.

A71

Irvine

Kilmarnock

Accommodation Pupils: Dormitories and smaller shared rooms close to shower and toilet facilities Teachers: Single or twin rooms, mostly en suite

Activities abseiling

*On the nearby sea loch

archery

mountain walking

canoeing* orienteering

climbing

raft building*

gorge walking mountain biking shoreline safari survivor wildlife walk

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/lochranza

Facilities

Courses available Multi-Activity

10-11

Field Studies – request a dedicated Field Studies brochure or visit www.pgl.co.uk/fieldstudies

Classrooms

Shop

Common room

Teachers’ lounge

Drying room Games room ICT facilities

Call 0844 371 1220 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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Ed


N10

Limoges

domaine de segries ardèche

Angoulême A20

A71

Vallon

N10

A89

Brive-La-Gailarde

A89

Bordeaux

A75

Bergerac

gateway to the gorge

Pont-Saint-Esprit

A20

Goudargues

A62

A7

Orange N86 N10

Parc Naturel Regional Des Landes De Gascogne

Alés

A woodland glade beside a converted farmhouse provides shade for our chalets and tents deep Montauban in the heart of the Ardèche region. Domaine de Segries (known as ‘Segs’) is owned and run by PGL, and is your base for a river trip of a lifetime through the spectacular Ardèche Gorge.

A9

A750

A64

Activities On-Site

trapeze volleyball

Activities Off-Site canoeing

caving

excursions

NEW for 2015 canyoning

Farmhouse

Valras-Plage

problem solving sports and team games E-15

mountain biking

river bivouac C-25

Pupils: 6-10 bedded rooms with toilets and showers nearby

Béziers

A61

A9

all aboard archery climbing jacob’s ladder

swimming

Accommodation A9

Once you’re back from the river there are plenty of adventure activities at the centre to Carcassonne Bayonne challenge and inspire, plus an outdoor swimming pool, football pitch and volleyball court. Tarbes

Avignon

Montpellier

A75

A64

Roquemaure

A75

Toulouse

Dax

A7

Lirac

A20

A62

sit-on kayaks

Figueres

AP-7

Girona AP-7

E-15

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/segries

Marseille

Teachers: Twin, en suite rooms

Tent Village

Pupils: Modern tents with solid frame beds sleep 4 Teachers: 4-berth, en suite chalets with fridge and hot drink facilities. Separate toilet and shower block

Chalet Village

Pupils: En suite wooden chalets sleep 4-6 Teachers: En suite 4-berth chalets with 2 bedrooms, fridge, sink and living area

OUR CENTRES

Courses available Ardèche Adventure

20-21

Two Centre Adventure

22-23

Travel by coach or air available

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Facilities

Outdoor swimming pool

Bar and disco area

Football and volleyball pitches

Teachers’ staff room with fridge and hot drinks facilities

Modern toilet and shower facilities

Shaded dining area

Toulon


N10

Limoges

Angoulême A20

A71

Vallon N10

lou valagran

A89

A89

Bordeaux

cèze valley a riverside idyll

A75

Bergerac

Pont-Saint-Esprit

A20

Goudargues

A62

A7

Orange N86

N10

Parc Naturel Regional Des Landes De Gascogne

Alés

A9

Montauban

Montpellier

A75

A64

A64

A9

Marseille

Béziers

A61

climbing

Activities Off-Site

jacob’s ladder

canoeing excursions hannibal trek NEW for 2015 canyoning

problem solving

Accommodation

Tou

Valras-Plage

Waterfalls, vineyards, historic caves and picturesque hillsides are all within easy reach, or you can relax and enjoy a range of exciting adventure activities in the centre grounds.

vertical challenge volleyball

Avignon

A750

The River Cèze flows gently past our three self-contained chalet ‘villages’ surrounded by Dax Carcassonne trees. Lou Valagran is the perfect place to experience the best the Ardèche region has to offer, Bayonne including the canoe descent of the spectacular Ardèche Gorge. Tarbes

abseiling archery

Roquemaure

A75

Toulouse

Activities On-Site

A7

Lirac

A20

A62

A9

sports and team games trapeze

E-15

Pupils: Purpose-built chalets sleeping up to 6 students, equipped with modern comfortable bunk beds and electric lighting. Teachers: Twin-bedded chalets with electricity, fridge and hot drinks facilities. Terrace and patio furniture Chalet villages are positioned in well-shaded areas.

Figueres C-25

mountain biking

raft building

AP-7

Girona

AP-7

river bivouac

sit-on kayaks

E-15

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/valagran

Courses available

Ardèche Adventure 20-21

Facilities 3 ‘villages’ with wooden chalet accommodation On-site bar Shop

Travel by coach or air available

Riverside recreation area with table tennis Shaded dining area overlooking the river

Modern toilet and shower facilities

Call 0844 371 1220 or visit www.pgl.co.uk

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N10

Limoges

Angoulême A20

Saint - Etienne

A71

N10 A89

Clermont-Ferrand Brive-La-Gailarde

A89

Bordeaux

Pont-Saint-Esprit

A75

Bergerac

Cornillon

A20

N86 A7

A62

Bagnols-sur-Cèze N580

Orang

N86

mimosa

N10

Parc Naturel Regional Des Landes De Gascogne

A

Lirac

A20

A62

A9

Montauban A750

languedoc coast Bayonne

A75 A9

Toulouse

Dax

Montpellier Carcassonne

A64

Béziers

A64

A61

Tarbes

Valras-Plage

watersports on your doorstep

A9

Step outside your tent village at Mimosa and you’re practically straight onto the long, uncrowded sandy beach, where exciting, all-day programmes of watersports await you and your group at this perfectly placed coastal location.

Accommodation Pupils: Modern tents equipped with Figueres solid frame beds, sleep 4 E-15

This PGL owned and run centre comprises six ‘villages’ with tents and chalets, each with its own central meeting area, and a shaded dining area next to the terrace and bar.

C-25

Teachers: 5-berth, en suite chalets Girona with living and kitchen area and large veranda overlooking your tent village AP-7

AP-7

E-15

Activities

abseiling archery banana boat bodyboarding

catamaran sailing

climbing dinghy sailing

excursions kite flying problem solving raft building sit-on kayaks sports and team games swimming volleyball windsurfing

snorkelling

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/mimosa

OUR CENTRES

Courses available Mediterranean Watersports

18-19

Two Centre Adventure

22-23

Travel by coach or air available

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Roquem

A75

Facilities Easy access onto a sandy and spacious beach Indoor entertainment area with bar and terrace

Modern toilet and shower facilities Shaded dining area overlooking the grounds

Avign


A89

Clermont-Ferrand Brive-La-Gailarde

A89

Bordeaux

A75

Bergerac

A20

A62

Ba

N10

Parc Naturel Regional Des Landes De Gascogne

A20

A62

A75

Montauban A750 A75 A9

Toulouse

Dax

Mon Carcassonne

Bayonne

A64

Béziers

A64

A61

Tarbes

Valras-Plage

A9

la fosca

E-15

costa brava

Figueres C-25

Girona AP-7

in the mood for the med?

E-15

Barcelona

For a thrilling watersports programme on the Mediterranean, La Fosca is the place to be. PGL has its own section at Camping Kings, an International campsite on the Costa Brava. Each tent village has its own central meeting area with open space and picnic benches for relaxing. In an action-packed week you’ll enjoy a range of watersports at three fantastic beaches or for a day out of the water there’s plenty to explore nearby including the ancient walled city of Girona and the Dalí museum at Figueres.

bodyboarding canoeing catamaran sailing dinghy sailing problem solving sit-on kayaks snorkelling sports and team games

banana boat

stand up paddle surfing swimming

Accommodation Tent Villages

Pupils: Modern tents equipped with solid frame beds, sleep 4 Teachers: Large, 4-berth chalet-style tents with hot drink facilities and fridge

Cabin Village

Activities excursions

AP-7

Teachers & Students: En suite cabins with 2 bedrooms, sleeping up to 5 with living area and front terrace

windsurfing

For full details of this centre and activities visit www.pgl.co.uk/lafosca

Courses available Mediterranean Watersports

18-19

Facilities Large on-site swimming pool PGL’s own catering and dining facilities

Travel by coach or air available

Site supermarket Large restaurant with bar and disco

Modern toilet and shower facilities

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party leader information

We want to make the process of booking and organising your trip as smooth and straightforward for you as possible. Whether you have booked with us before, or this is your first time, our Reservations Advisors are just a phone call away and ready to help and advise. If you have any questions and cannot find the answers here, please contact us directly and we will be delighted to help. Our centres are approved for use by schools like yours We are supported by Local Authorities and governing bodies throughout the UK and every year thousands of schools choose PGL to run their curriculum-based adventure and adventure study trips.

PGL courses are linked to your curriculum All our courses are linked to the curriculum through our unique learnlinkTM resource. Visit www.pgl.co.uk/learnlink for more information. Our ABTA membership means you can book with confidence PGL is a member of ABTA which means our customers benefit from ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. Many of the travel products we offer are protected in the event of the financial failure of the company so please ask us about the protection which applies to your booking. Comprehensive support from PGL staff Our Customer Support Team at our Head Office in Herefordshire will ensure the smooth running and coordination of your booking, from initial enquiry and planning through to completion. Our Customer Support Team will be happy to discuss any aspect of your travel plans and offer guidance and advice. Full support from PGL centre staff Once you arrive at your PGL Centre there is a whole team of professional, trained staff dedicated to looking after you and your group. Organising your trip Once you’ve made a no-obligation provisional booking we’ll send you a Party Leader Booking Pack containing useful information and material to help you promote your trip in school.

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Your family can come too We offer FREE places for Party Leaders, plus concessionary places for their families. In the UK the Party Leader’s partner and up to 2 of their children, aged 16 or under may travel at 50% of the pupil price. This also applies to trips to France and Spain where the minimum numbers of 35 full paying passengers per coach are achieved. Concessionary places are limited to a maximum of 10% of the full paying party size and are not included when calculating free place allocations or minimum party sizes.

Preview Visits We invite first-time bookers and teachers who are not familiar with the PGL experience to inspect our centres and attend our free Preview Weekends at PGL centres in the UK. For more details including preview visits to our centres in France and Spain see www.pgl.co.uk/previews

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My PGL www.pgl.co.uk/mypgl Once you have made a no-obligation provisional booking you can access “My PGL”, our online facility which provides you with a range of essential information and documents which will help make organising your school trip as simple and as straightforward as possible. My PGL allows you to access and monitor your booking details at any time including your payment schedule and group numbers. You can also download the forms and documents required to administer your booking, including: ◾ Insurance Policy Documents ◾ Centre Directions ◾ Activity Description Sheets ◾ Risk Assessments ◾ Party Leader Guides ◾ Code of Practice ◾ Names and Activity Group List ◾ PowerPoint Presentations ◾ Information Leaflets


The booking process was excellent - so much help provided, I don’t know what I’d have done without my trip organiser. Hedingham School

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safety & security faqs Q. Do you comply with DfE safety guidelines? A. Yes, we comply with the current DfE guidance relating to the health and safety of pupils on educational visits. In addition, our centres and operational procedures are inspected and accredited by the British Activity Providers Association, the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, the British Canoe Union and the Royal Yachting Association as appropriate.

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Q. Does PGL hold the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge? A. Yes we do. The Quality Badge is awarded to providers who not only pledge to engage in high quality learning outside the classroom, but can also demonstrate its fulfilment in practice. In accordance with the Learning Outside the Classroom quality indicators, you can be sure that at a PGL centre we: ◾  have a process in place to assist users to plan the learning experience effectively ◾  provide accurate information about our offer ◾  provide activities, experience or resources which meet learner needs ◾  review the experience and act on feedback ◾  meet the needs of our customers ◾  have safety management processes in place to manage risk effectively Q. Are your centres recognised by National Governing Bodies (NGBs)? A. Yes, canoeing at all centres is approved by the British Canoe Union (BCU). Sailing at Little Canada, Osmington Bay, Mimosa and La Fosca is run to Royal Yachting Association (RYA) recognised standards. We are also subject to the Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations 1996 which apply to activities taking place in potentially hazardous open environment situations. PGL has been inspected and licensed to operate the following: ◾  Dalguise – Hill Walking and Mountaineering; Rock Climbing; Abseiling; Kayaking; Raft Building, Canoeing ◾  Boreatton Park – Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Hill Walking and Mountaineering ◾  Hillcrest – Kayaking and Canoeing on Drummonds Dub Lake and the River Wye; Dragon Boating and Raft Building on Drummonds Dub Lake ◾  Little Canada – Kayaking; Canoeing; Sailing; Dragon Boating; Raft Building ◾  Tregoyd House – Canoeing, Kayaking, Raft Building, Rock Climbing; Abseiling ◾  Osmington Bay – Kayaking; Dragon Boating; Raft Building; Rock Climbing, Sailing, Abseiling ◾  Loch Ranza – Hill Walking and Mountaineering, Abseiling; Ghyll Scrambling; Off Road Cycling, Rock Climbing, Rafting, Canoeing Other activities cannot be licensed however we have submitted our centres to voluntary inspection by the British Activity Providers Association.

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Q. Are your centres abroad licensed? A. The Adventure Activity Licensing Regulations 1996 have no legal jurisdiction overseas, but we have adopted any relevant safety principles in the operation of our French and Spanish centres, which we also subject to inspection by the British Activity Providers Association and the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Q. Can you provide risk assessments? A. Yes, risk assessments of each centre are frequently reviewed and cover all aspects of our operation including our centre facilities and activities. We produce a Code of Practice document* which outlines our main policies. A summary of risk assessments is available on our website www.pgl.co.uk/ra Q. Can Party Leaders inspect the centres for themselves? A. UK: Our UK Centres offer a number of preview weekends throughout the year for Party Leaders who are new to PGL. Please visit www.pgl.co.uk/previews for further information. A. France and Spain: Yes, we actively encourage preview visits to our French and Spanish centres during our operating season. We particularly encourage Party Leaders who are new to PGL to take a trip. The Party Leader and a colleague usually travel with another school party and shadow their course. Please contact us for further details. Q. How are your centre staff recruited and trained? A. All new applicants are offered contracts subject to enhanced checks made through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and a Barred List check (which replaces List 99); satisfactory completion of training and a probationary period. It is not possible to check applicants from overseas via the DBS so we require an Overseas Police Check from their home nation. Over 50% of staff return each year. For those eligible we undertake a new Barred List check annually. The recruitment process is as follows: 1. Detailed application form completed and submitted. 2. Vetted by a Head Office Recruitment Officer. 3. Verification of all references, Barred List and DBS checked. 4. New applicants for Instructional and Group Leading jobs are required to pass a 10 day residential selection and training course. 5. Original qualification certificates checked. 6. Candidates undergo a compulsory probationary period lasting a minimum of 2 weeks. 7. Job offer confirmed. 8. Ongoing support, development training and assessment under the supervision of Senior Instructors. Awards for our training PGL is an Approved Work Based Learning Training Provider and has accreditation with Edexcel and 1st4Sport Qualifications. Our commitment to in-house training development has been recognised by Ofsted and SkillsActive.


The air holidays and flights shown are provided by PGL Air Travel Ltd and ATOL protected by the CAA (ATOL no. 4630).

Q. Are all your instructors qualified? A. Where activities take place in an “open” environment, we adhere to National Governing Body (NGB) guidelines on staff qualifications, staff to pupil ratios and operational procedures. Where activities take place in the “closed” environment of our centre grounds, instructors will hold an NGB qualification or, in the absence of an appropriate award, will have received verified in-house training or been assessed to the satisfaction of a person appropriately qualified with the relevant NGB. We have permanent, highly qualified, senior staff who are responsible for delivering in-house training and assessment, as well as setting up courses with appropriate NGBs. In France and Spain, any local instructors employed by PGL to deliver any activities are qualified to local governing body standards. Q. What are your Activity Operating Procedures? A. These procedures are documented in three documents – our Generic Instructing Standards (GIS), Minimum Operating Standards (MOS) and the Site Specific Operating Procedures (SSOP) for the centre. Each instructor is trained and assessed in the fulfilment of these to the required level. We clearly define the competencies required of staff undertaking different levels of responsibility within the programme. The operating procedures conform to NGB guidelines where these are relevant to the safe conduct of the activity at the level being undertaken. Q. Is it possible to be supplied with staff qualifications? A. Yes, the Staff Competence Matrix in our Codes of Practice* indicates the level of staff competence guaranteed. The names and qualifications of all staff are available to Party Leaders during your stay. Q. What are your staff to guest ratios during activity sessions? A. Our staff to guest ratios range from 1:1 (abseiling) to 1:24 (ballsports) depending on the centre and environment where the activities take place. Full details of all staff to guest ratios are detailed in our Codes of Practice*. Q. Should all participants be able to swim? A. Swimming ability should be indicated for all participants at the time of booking. Lifejackets or buoyancy aids are always worn for water sports, except for body-boarding, surfing and snorkelling sessions, where if participants are able to swim 50 metres or more, they are not required to wear them. For all water based activities participants must be waterconfident in a lifejacket or buoyancy aid. Water-confident is defined as: ◾  ability to duck head underwater. ◾  confidently swim 15 metres in a lifejacket or buoyancy aid without signs of panic. Party Leaders are advised to check that the PGL Policy conforms to their Local Authority Guidelines. Alternative activities are available for nonwater-confident participants at most centres. Q. What specialist equipment is supplied by PGL? A. All specialist equipment is supplied by PGL and is appropriate for the size of the participating pupils. All equipment meets BS or CEN standards. Equipment used in our programmes is carefully selected by experts in our Purchasing Department in consultation with our technical advisors. Equipment is tested regularly and maintenance reports are closely scrutinised to ensure that high standards are consistently maintained.

Any suppliers of activities not run by PGL are contracted to provide equipment that meets CEN standards or the local relevant standard. Checks are carried out regularly by PGL to inspect suppliers’ equipment. Q. What happens in the case of an accident or illness of one of my party? A. On PGL centres, all participants are accompanied by, or have access to, at least one person with a current nationally recognised first aid qualification. Each of our centres has a supervised sickbay and/ or medical/first aid facility. We have established good relationships with local doctors, dentists and hospitals in proximity to all our centres. Our staff are aware of procedures to be followed in dealing with an accident or emergency, but they will liaise closely with you to ensure that we comply with your wishes. Records are kept of any accidents or incidents. Q. Who is responsible for the group’s behaviour and welfare? A. You, as Party Leader, are in loco parentis, so are ultimately responsible for their behaviour and welfare. Clear handover and hand back procedures should be followed between yourselves and our staff. Our “Codes of Conduct” are included in the Codes of Practice*. Our centre management is responsible for ensuring that all visiting groups adhere to this code for everyone’s comfort and enjoyment. Q. Do you have fire drills on centre? A. On arrival all guests receive a fire safety briefing and are shown emergency exits and meeting points as well as the evacuation procedures. These will include the role of the Party Leader, who is responsible for evacuation and assembly of their party. A full fire drill including all children, teachers, party leaders and staff is available on request. For UK centres, a fire risk assessment has been completed for each centre, as required by law. Each PGL centre is also subject to a regular detailed safety audit to ensure that standards are constantly maintained. Overseas centres are subject to local inspection. Q. Do all coaches have seatbelts? A. In line with UK Law, all British coaches transporting young people under 16 years of age must be fitted with seatbelts. All coaches hired by PGL in the UK conform to this requirement and Party Leaders are responsible for ensuring the belts are worn. French and Spanish coaches are not yet subject to the same rules but, excluding exceptional circumstances, the UK coach transporting PGL Groups from Britain to France and Spain will normally fulfil most of the transportation required by your group whilst abroad. Q. How many coach drivers will there be? A. In order to comply with EU regulations concerning drivers’ hours etc, there will be one driver accompanying each coach group, with feeder drivers if appropriate. All coaches travelling to Southern France and Spain have two drivers. Q. Is my group fully insured or do I need to take out separate insurance? A. Extensive insurance cover is included free of charge in the PGL package. It covers each child and adult for the whole period of the trip including travel to and from resort. It also covers all the adventure activities organised by PGL and includes Organiser Liability cover for up to £5 million. Full details will be supplied at the time of booking. *The Code of Practice can be viewed and downloaded from our website, www.pgl.co.uk/cop

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travel & insurance Travelling in the UK

If you are travelling to a PGL centre within the UK, transport is not included in your course price; however we will be delighted to arrange competitively priced coach travel to and from your chosen centre or provide you with a quotation if required. We arrange standard coach travel for the majority of groups travelling with us. We are also happy to arrange ferry crossings for guests travelling to our centres on the Isle of Wight and Loch Ranza on the Isle of Arran.

Insurance PGL prices include extensive travel insurance cover for groups originating from the UK organised through travel insurance specialists Fogg Travel Insurance Services Ltd (Fogg). The policy is underwritten by Union Reiseversicherung AG (URV). Fogg and URV are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). URV is a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. PGL Travel Limited is an Appointed Representative of Fogg enabling us to arrange insurance cover especially tailored for our courses. Cover can be arranged for non-UK schools and groups at a supplement. Full details of the policy are available online at www.pgl.co.uk and will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. Please ensure you read the policy for the full terms, conditions and exclusions applicable. Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the policy may result in cover being restricted. The following is a brief synopsis of the cover:

Cancellation/loss of deposit

Up to £5,000 (£1,000 for UK trips)

Curtailment

Up to £5,000 (£1,000 for UK trips)

Emergency medical expenses Personal accident cover

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Personal possessions

Up to £5m (£10,000 UK) Up to £25,000 Up to £1,500

Personal money

Up to £500 (£200 under 18’s)

Personal liability

Up to £1m

Organiser’s liability

Up to £5m

Excesses Please note that there is an excess of £50 (£35 UK Trips), £100 for liability and £250 for legal advice and expenses clauses.

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Travelling to France and Spain

Door-to-door transport is included in your course price, covering: ◾ Travel by executive coach to and from your chosen centre ◾ All motoring tolls ◾ Short sea daytime ferry crossings with P&O Ferries (Dover-Calais) or Eurotunnel (Folkestone-Calais) ◾ Use of coach for excursions (subject to EU drivers’ hours regulations) Please contact us for alternative ferries, Eurostar and air travel

Coach Travel Our Transport Manager selects reputable British coach companies throughout the UK and vets their operational procedures and vehicles to ensure that our strict high standards are maintained. We have contracts with more than 85 UK coach companies, all of which have been audited and approved to ensure they comply with our exacting safety standards and Code of Practice. Coach Safety All coaches must comply with strict UK Coaching Regulations and also our Coach Contract, including: ◾ Post 2007 vehicles ◾ 24 hour breakdown assistance ◾ DBS check of all drivers ◾ Full vehicle insurance cover ◾ The fitting of lap belts for use by all passengers* ◾ Compliance with R66 roll-over protection *Please note that coaches hired on the Continent are not yet subject to the same legislation, however we always endeavour to ensure that these features are provided wherever possible.

24 Hour Care In the unlikely event of a breakdown, we have procedures to ensure that your coach is repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. PGL emergency staff are on call 24 hours a day to ensure effective liaison with all parties – your coach company, the driver, our transport manager and you. Coach Specification (UK) Standard Coach 53 seats. Includes: ◾ Lap belts ◾ Forced air ventilation ◾ Radio or CD player ◾ Reclining seats ◾ PA system ◾  R66 roll-over protection (France and Spain) Executive Coach with minimum 49 seats. As standard coach plus: ◾ Onboard toilet and washroom ◾ DVD/TV system ◾ Air conditioning/climate control ◾ Drinks machine


how to book Are you a first-time Party Leader, or have you done this many times before? Either way, PGL makes organising your school trip straightforward. Just follow these four simple steps...

Step 1 Contact us for a quote

Call us on 0844 371 1220 for a competitive quote and to discuss your requirements. Or visit www.pgl.co.uk/quote for an online quote and we’ll contact you with prices and availability.

Payment Details

We require a small deposit to confirm your booking. An interim payment is then required 8 weeks after this initial deposit is made.

Step 2 Make a no-obligation provisional booking

Deposits and interim payments for courses in the UK: Duration of course Initial Deposit Interim Payment Fri – Sun £25 + VAT £35 + VAT Fri – Mon £25 + VAT £35 + VAT Mon – Wed £25 + VAT £35 + VAT Wed – Fri £25 + VAT £35 + VAT Mon – Fri £40 + VAT £60 + VAT

Call us on 0844 371 1220 to make a NO-OBLIGATION provisional booking. We will reserve your space and send you everything you need to proceed with your reservation.

Step 3 Advertise your chosen course

We’ll send you a provisional booking pack containing your Booking Contract and a range of promotional material to help promote your trip. The pack also contains a Party Leader Booking guide which takes you through each stage of the booking, answers FAQs and provides you with tips and support.

Deposits and interim payments for courses in France & Spain: Method of Travel Initial deposit Interim Payment By Coach £50 £100 By Air £100 £125

Step 4 Confirm the booking

Return your completed Booking Contract along with your initial deposits (see opposite). The deposit is non-refundable however it can be transferred to another party member if a replacement is found. ... And we take care of the rest! Your booking arrangements will be looked after personally by a member of our experienced Customer Support Team.

What’s included UK, France & Spain

◾ Full board accommodation (breakfast, lunch and dinner) ◾ Adventure activity options as described ◾  All activity instruction and supervision including use of specialist equipment ◾  Varied evening entertainment programme ◾  Services of PGL Head Office staff/centre staff as detailed ◾  Generous free places for teachers and Party Leaders in the ratio of 1:8 full fare paying passengers (1:10 for air travel) ◾  Free Preview Visits (UK only) Subsidised Preview Visits – subject to minimum numbers (France & Spain) ◾  Concessionary places for Party Leader’s family members ◾  Pack of supporting material to help you promote your trip ◾  Extensive insurance cover for UK schools and groups (except day camps) ◾  PGL is a member of ABTA which means our customers benefit from ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct

France & Spain by coach

◾ Door-to-door  transport (executive coach travel with air conditioning, Dover/Folkestone – Calais ferry crossing, including  road tolls & taxes) from mainland England, Scotland and Wales, subject to minimum numbers of just 35 students ◾ 9 day tour: 7 full days and 6 nights at your chosen centre *Most groups prefer to bring their own bedding (duvet/sleeping bag/pillow) however bedding is available at a supplement of £9.30+VAT. All bedding is provided for adults and a fitted sheet is provided for all guests on every bed.

All amounts are payable per paying passenger

Final Balance and Travel The final balance is then payable 8 weeks prior to departure. As soon as we have received your final balance and party information, we will forward your final travel details, itinerary and luggage labels.

(with 2 nights’ overnight travel) ◾ U  se of coach throughout your stay (subject to EU drivers’ regulations) ◾ 24-hour PGL telephone helpline whilst travelling ◾ VAT on Tour Operator’s Margins (TOMS)

France & Spain by air

Return air travel by charter or scheduled flight from London airports (quotes for regional airports available on request) ◾ Return Overseas coach transfers  ◾ 7 day tour: 7 full days and 6 nights at your chosen centre (with 2 nights’ overnight travel) ◾ 24-hour PGL telephone helpline whilst travelling ◾ VAT on Tour Operator’s Margins (TOMS) ◾ Local taxes, airport taxes and security levies

What is extra in the UK

◾ Travel ◾ Meals en route to the centre  to and from the centre ◾ Bedding* (please bring ◾ Travel and entrance fees for own towels) excursions and o ff-site visits ◾ Pupils’ spending money

What is extra in France & Spain

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◾  Entrance fees for excursions ◾ Meals en route to and from your destination ◾ Certificates, badges and log books for BCU and RYA ◾ optional awards

 upils’ spending money P Passport fees Entrance fees for excursions and off-site visits Coach travel to/from UK airport for flight groups

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terms & conditions

Please take the time to read the following conditions carefully. They are the basis for the contract between us and will assist you with your future plans.

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1. Contract For bookings to UK centres and to overseas centres by coach, the contract is with PGL Travel Ltd, ABTA bonded member V2683. For air groups the contract is with PGL Air Travel Ltd which is protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under ATOL 4630. The registered office for both companies is at Alton Court, Penyard Lane, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5GL. PGL Travel Ltd is a Member of ABTA with membership number V2683. ABTA and ABTA members help holidaymakers to get the most from their travel and assist them when things do not go according to plan. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. For further information about ABTA, the Code of Conduct and the arbitration scheme available to you if you have a complaint, contact ABTA, 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ Tel: 020 3117 0500 or www.abta.com A contract will only exist when we have received the required deposit and have acknowledged receipt of your completed form by the issue of our booking confirmation. The person signing the booking form accepts the following conditions on behalf of all party members and will be our sole point of contact for correspondence. The contract between us is governed by the Law of England and Wales and any dispute will be dealt with under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales, except if you live in Scotland, when you may choose to have the contract governed by the laws of Scotland, and any dispute dealt with in the Scottish Courts. 2. Financial Security For bookings to UK centres and to overseas centres by coach, PGL Travel Ltd holds a bond with ABTA. This arrangement means your money will be refunded or you will be brought back to the UK (where your contracted arrangements include return travel to the UK) if already abroad in the unlikely event of our being unable to provide your holiday due to our insolvency. PGL Air Travel Limited holds an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) (ATOL number 4630). This means the bookings inclusive of air travel are ATOL protected. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable).You also agree that any such

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claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. 3. Deposits Before a booking can be considered firm, the Party Leader must sign our booking form and forward the initial deposit for each paying member of the party. This deposit is not refundable, unless under the terms of our insurance cover. Please make cheques payable to PGL Travel Ltd. or PGL Air Travel Ltd. if travelling by air. For UK schools and groups, insurance cover is included and commences when the deposit payment is received. Insurance cover can be arranged for nonUK schools and groups at a supplement. 4. Payment We require an interim payment to be paid not more than 8 weeks after the due date of the initial deposit. The final balance must be settled no later than 8 weeks prior to your course or by return of post where receipt of invoice is within 8 weeks. If interim payments or final balances are not received by the due dates, this will be a breach of the contract between us, entitling us to treat the booking as cancelled by you. In these circumstances, the contract between us will remain in force until you receive our written advice and cancellation invoice. 5. Cancellation In the event of cancellation by a paying member more than 8 weeks before your course, the deposit and any interim payments may be transferred to a substitute member. However, if this is not possible, then the deposit and interim payment will be retained by us. For cancellations made less than 8 weeks prior to your course, the payments made may be transferred to a substitute member but we reserve the right to charge an administration fee of £25, plus any direct costs incurred. For air tours, cancellation charges may apply in accordance with section 7b and the individual airline policy. However, if a transfer is not possible, please write to us immediately giving full details. The cancellation will be subject to the following charges: ◾ 56-29 days before your course: 60% ◾ 28-15 days before your course: 80% ◾ 14 days or less before your course: 100% The date of effective cancellation is calculated on the day of receipt of written advice. If any cancellation brings the number of pupils below the minimum number required to qualify for a particular price, then the price will be adjusted accordingly. Please note that cancellation charges may be reclaimed, via insurance, provided that the cancellation occurs within the terms of the policy – e.g. necessary cancellation due to injury or illness of the party member or parent or parental redundancy, etc. 6. Price Information Our prices are provided in good faith, based on the current academic year. If amendments to term dates result in changes to peak dates in 2015, we reserve the right to amend our price bands. The exchange rate used for overseas courses and quoted below was published in “The Financial Times” on 15 April 2014, £1=1.2103 Euros All prices for UK courses and overseas trips by coach are guaranteed against any surcharge, except changes in the rate of VAT, subject to payments being received by the due dates. If payments are not received by the due dates, your course may be subject to surcharges on currency, unforeseen increases in transportation costs and seaport charges, in addition to any surcharges resulting from governmental action. For tours by air, prices and flight details (if information

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has been released by airlines) will be confirmed at the time of making a provisional booking, but are subject to a surcharge on the following items: currency, government action, VAT, enforced increases in labour costs, aircraft fuel, overflying charges, airport charges and increases in air fares. In all cases where a surcharge is applicable we will absorb an amount equal to 2% of the tour price, excluding any insurance premium, amendment fees and changes in VAT. Only amounts in excess of 2% will be surcharged with a £1 per person administration charge. If this means paying more than 10% of the course price you will be entitled to cancel the course plus a full refund of all money paid (minus insurance premiums and any amendment fees incurred). Should you wish to cancel because of this, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on the surcharge advice. You will be notified up to 30 days prior to departure if a surcharge is due on your course. 7. Alterations & Amendments By You Should you wish to make any changes to your confirmed booking, you must notify us in writing as soon as possible. Where we can meet your request, a fee of £25 per amendment will be payable together with any costs incurred by ourselves and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers in making the change. a) On courses by coach, additions to your party are usually possible at any time right up to the day prior to travel. However you must always check with us first by telephoning 0844 371 1100. If any addition is made within 8 weeks of departure we reserve the right to charge an administration fee of £25 per amendment. b) F  or courses by air it is the party leader’s responsibility to ensure that all names are given in full and exactly as shown on the individuals’ passport. This information is often required at an early stage of booking and some airlines may not permit name changes. Most however will treat name changes as cancellations and charge accordingly. We will pass these charges on to you. Once tickets have been issued or in the case of low cost carriers once names have been received, airlines will usually charge the full cost of the flight if a name is changed. If your final balance is overdue at the time of requesting this change this also must be paid in full before the change can be made. 8. If We Are Forced To Change Things The arrangements announced in this brochure or price list or website or when quoted to you are given in good faith. Occasionally we have to make changes and we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most changes will be minor and all will be advised at the earliest possible date. In the unlikely event of it proving necessary to alter significantly or cancel your course, we will offer a suitable alternative if available or 100% refund (within 14 clear days) if we are not able, in our opinion, to offer an alternative that is sufficiently comparable. Compensation will be paid as below, per full fare paying passenger, if we have to make a major change to your course within eight weeks of commencement, unless the change is due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to war, the threat of war, riot, civil strife, actual or threatened terrorist activity, act of God, industrial dispute, governmental action, epidemic, disease, adverse weather or natural or nuclear disaster: ◾ 56-29 days: 10% of course price per person ◾ 28-15 days: 15% of course price per person ◾ 14 days or less: 25% of course price per person

9. Travel Tickets & Vouchers These are valid in conjunction with the particular travel arrangements booked and the route specified. No refund can be made for lost, mislaid, unused, unendorsed or expired tickets, coupons or vouchers. Any details given are provisional and do not commit any airline mentioned to providing a service. 10. Liability We will only accept responsibility for any personal illness, injury or death which results from the negligent (as the word is understood in English law) acts or omissions of any servant or agent, or any supplier working on our behalf in the provision of services or facilities to you and whilst acting within the scope of their employment. We will also accept responsibility for those elements of the course arrangements which are under our direct control and for the acts and/or omissions of our employees, agents, sub-contractors and suppliers. We can only be liable for the provision of special requests where we have confirmed their availability in writing beforehand. Please note, however, that we do not accept liability for any air or sea carriers whose individual conditions of carriage apply and are often subject to international agreements. We cannot be held responsible for the loss of enjoyment or additional expenses due to delays or changes in any travel arrangements or other services which are caused by circumstances amounting to force majeure such as war, the threat of war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, actual or threatened terrorist activity, act of God, industrial dispute, governmental action, epidemic, disease, adverse weather or natural or nuclear disaster. Our liability in all cases (except those involving illness, injury or death) is limited to 50% of the invoiced tour value per passenger in addition to a full refund. We cannot be held responsible for the failure or inability of any equipment or computer programme to recognise or correctly to interpret or process any date as the true or correct date, or to continue to function correctly beyond that date. Should you or any member of your party have the misfortune to suffer illness, injury or death during the period of your course arising out of an activity which does not form part of the arrangements made by us, we shall, where appropriate, give you every help that we can by way of initial assistance, including initial legal costs associated therewith, up to a maximum value of £5,000 per booking form. You must request such assistance within 90 days from the date of the misadventure and in the event of there being a successful claim for costs against a third party or there being suitable insurance policies in force, the costs incurred by us shall be recoverable from you. 11. Complaints Procedure If there is any problem with your course, we want to be the first to hear about it. It is essential that you contact your centre manager as soon as possible so that we can try to rectify the situation on the spot. In the unlikely event that the matter remains unresolved, please write to us immediately on your return and we will do our utmost to find a satisfactory solution. Notice in writing of any claim or dispute must be received by us within 28 days of the date on which the course ended. If any dispute on a course booked with PGL Travel Limited cannot be amicably settled, it may be possible to refer it to arbitration under a special scheme arranged by the Institute of Arbitration in conjunction with the Association of British Travel Agents. This scheme provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone, with a restricted


above) is covered by the airline’s obligations under the

a valid EHIC.

does not apply to claims for an amount greater than

transporting young people under 16 years of age

Denied Boarding Regulations. If, for any reason, you

£5,000 per person. There is also a limit of £25,000 per

are required to be fitted with lap belts. Coaches

do not claim against the airline and make a claim for

17. Special Requests

booking form. Neither does it apply to claims which

contracted by PGL will conform to this requirement.

compensation or any other sum from us, you must,

writing. We do our best to meet any special requests

are solely or mainly in respect of physical injury or

The Party Leader and other accompanying adults

at the time of payment of any compensation or other

made by you and ensure that these are forwarded

illness or the consequences of such injury or illness,

are responsible for ensuring that the lap belts are

sum to you, make a complete assignment to us of

worn at all times during coach travel. Please note

the rights you have against the airline in relation to the

to the appropriate persons. We cannot guarantee,

except for small compensation claims for minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,000 per person.

that coaches hired locally on the Continent are not

claim that gives rise to that compensation payment.

Application for arbitration must be made within 9

yet subject to the same legislation.

liability on a customer in respect of costs. The scheme

months of return from the tour. Further details can be supplied by ABTA on request. 12. Personal Property

Your personal property, including baggage, is your own responsibility at all times, unless any loss or damage is due to our negligence or failure to carry out

c) S  eat Belts in Coaches: By law, all British coaches

d) C  ross-Channel Arrangements: All cross-Channel arrangements are based on short-sea car ferry services or the Eurotunnel service (if requested) and are subject to availability. Unless instructed otherwise, we will book the most convenient crossing available for your group.

If your airline does not comply with these rules you should complain to the Air Transport Users’ Council on 020 7240 6061 or via their website at www.auc.org.uk Groups Travelling from Outside Mainland

Britain For parties from Northern Ireland and other

offshore locations inclusive arrangements start at the appropriate UK mainland port/airport. If the tour starts

our responsibility.

Air Travel Flights booked may be operated by either

at a port/airport other than in the UK, a supplement

13. Supervision

Flights will be in economy class. All overseas transfers

Timings and Itineraries All itineraries, journey times,

Teachers and/or other adults accompanying the party agree to act ‘in loco parentis’ at all times and will adequately supervise all members of the party. Where applicable, this responsibility is delegated to PGL centre staff e.g. for activity sessions. It is the Party Leader’s responsibility to ensure that: a) N  o group member under 18 consumes alcoholic beverages. b) N  o student smokes on coaches, in any accommodation, in any smoke free places or behaves in any other way which may cause a fire hazard. c) A  ll party members wear the lap belts provided for all journeys by coach. (Not always applicable to coaches sourced overseas) d) N  o student breaks a UK or local law. These matters must be discussed with pupils prior to your course. If further details are required, please see our online UK or overseas Centres ‘Code of Practice’ which includes our ‘Code of Conduct’ as well as a clarification of responsibilities for the supervision of visiting groups. 14. Travel Arrangements

Length of Course In brochure descriptions, PGL

a charter or scheduled service of a major airline.

are included; however transfers from school to a UK airport are not included but we will be happy to provide a competitive quote. Please note that: In accordance with EU Directive (EC) No. 2111/2005, Article 9, we are required to bring to your attention the existence of a ‘Community List’ which contains details on air carriers that are subject to an operating ban within the EU Community. Please refer to http://ec.europa.eu/transport/air-ban/list_en.htm In accordance with EU Regulations we are required to advise you of the carrier or, if the carrier is not known, the likely carrier that will operate your flight at the time of booking. Where we are only able to inform you of the likely carrier at the time of booking, we shall inform you of the identity of the actual carrier as soon as we become aware of this. The UK departure airport, overseas arrival airport, carrier and flight timings shown in this brochure, on our website or in any other promotional material and detailed on your Booking Confirmation are for guidance only and are subject to alteration and confirmation. The latest route, timings and carrier will be shown on your tickets which will be despatched to you approximately two weeks before departure.

may be payable for additional transport arrangements. timings of ferry crossings/routes specified are given

as guidance only and may be subject to change upon final confirmation. Excursions Please note that excursions are an optional extra on UK courses unless specifically

included in your itinerary. Excursions are an integral part of the course at some overseas centres. An information pack about your overseas centre containing detailed information on all places of interest will be sent after confirmation of your booking.

Any special requests must be clearly notified to us in

however, that special requests will be fulfilled and failure to do so does not constitute a breach of contract. Special requests will only be held to form part of the contract between you and the Company when they have been confirmed in writing to be guaranteed by the Company. 18. Ages & Additional Adults

a) P  rices are valid for pupils in full time education, aged up to 18 years on the day of departure unless otherwise specified. Pupils in full time education aged over 18 may be required to pay a small supplement. Details of supplements are available on request. b) A  ccompanying adults over and above the free place allowance may join the course at a supplementary charge, subject to availability of accommodation. c) P  GL reserves the right to re-cost the course if more than 30% of the party is aged 21 years and over.

19. Additional Requirements

We are continually working to enable all young people

All you need to do is select the local visits and

to enjoy the many benefits of our courses and tours. If

excursions you would like to make and we will contact

members of your party have additional requirements,

each place of interest on your behalf. There is no administrative charge whatsoever for this service. Entrance fees to places of interest are payable in local currency by you on arrival at that visit unless otherwise stated. Where payment has been made in advance by PGL on your behalf for a visit, guided visit or excursion, we cannot refund any monies to the group for non-attendance or cancellation of the visit. The prices we provide for visits and excursions are correct at the time of printing and we cannot accept responsibility for price changes without notification prior to departure. All visits and excursions to places of interest are subject to availability. Where

relating for example to disability, culture, diet etc, please provide full details at the time of booking. We will be pleased to undertake a fair assessment of service provision and identify appropriate resources with reference to such considerations as access, successful participation and health and safety. 20. Data Protection

We have measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by us. The contact details supplied, including postal address, telephone and email address, will only be used to fulfil course/ tour administration and to communicate details of

considers Day 1 as the day of arrival at UK centres

You must accordingly check your tickets very carefully

and the day of departure from the UK port/airport

immediately on receipt to ensure you have the correct

for overseas courses. The final day is the departure

route, flight times and carrier. It is possible that UK

day from UK centres and the arrival back at UK port/

departure airport, overseas arrival airport, carrier and/

airport for overseas courses. For schools which have a

or flight times may be changed even after tickets

long journey to and from the UK centre, port or airport,

have been despatched – we will contact you as

such as schools from the North of England, Scotland

soon as possible if this occurs. Any change in UK

and Northern Ireland, the actual number of days

departure airport, overseas arrival airport, the identity

involved overall may be greater than the advertised

of the carrier, flight timings, and/or aircraft type (if

tour length.

given) will not entitle you to cancel or change other

Coach Travel For overseas courses, return coach

arrangements without paying our normal charges

travel from school to centre is included for groups

except where specified in these conditions. If your

subject to minimum numbers. Some supplements

flight is cancelled or delayed, your flight ticket is

may also apply to groups travelling from the far

downgraded or boarding is denied by your airline

north of Scotland. Coach travel is an optional extra

in circumstances which would entitle you to claim

for UK courses. We use reliable operators offering

compensation and/or another remedy from the airline

modern, comfortable coaches with excellent back-

under EC Regulation No 261/2004 – the Denied

up and breakdown cover. Our coach contract for

Boarding Regulations 2004, you must pursue the

all tour departures stipulates post 2007 vehicles

airline for any compensation due to you. All sums

in compliance with strict UK and EU Coaching

you receive or are entitled to receive from the airline

Regulations including R66 roll-over protection.

concerned by virtue of these Regulations represent the

Coaches used on transfers to airports or UK centres

full amount of your entitlement to compensation or any

are contracted to be no more than 10 years old.

other payment arising from such cancellation, delay,

Please note the following details:

downgrading or denied boarding. This includes any

countries we visit.

a) U  se of coach: At overseas centres your coach

disappointment, distress, inconvenience or effect on

16. Health Matters

feedback forms. If you do not wish to be quoted, you send us.

a visit is not possible, every effort will be made to find an alternative. Visits are made on the terms and conditions advertised by the place of interest for which PGL can accept no liability, unless payment is made by ourselves as an integral part of your course. Please note that your chosen itinerary is subject to EU drivers’ hours regulations.

PGL’s and our associated companies’ products and services. The personal information supplied about party members will only be used to allow our employees, agents, subcontractors and suppliers to provide the promised service to our normal high standards. 21. VAT

15. Passports & Visas

The Party Leader is entirely responsible for the completion of passport formalities and other personal arrangements which may be necessary such as visas for non-British citizens.

We can only issue a VAT invoice for courses at our UK centres. Courses overseas fall within the Tour Operators Margin Scheme (TOMS), and therefore it is not possible to issue a VAT invoice. 22. Photography

Collective & Individual Passports

We occasionally take pictures/video for PGL

passports please visit the Home Office Identity and

online, printed material and press releases. If any

For information concerning individual and collective Passport Service website www.ips.gov.uk/passport The destinations featured in this brochure do not currently require British citizens to hold a visa. NonBritish passport holders are advised to check with

promotional purposes, including, (but not limited to) member of your group wishes NOT to appear in any such photography/video please let us know in writing prior to your course, and once at centre ensure that the PGL Group Leader with you is also made aware of

the relevant Consulate/s with regard to individual visa

any such restrictions.

requirements. Collective Passports for pupils aged

23. Marketing

17 years or under are currently accepted by all the

PGL may use your written feedback in promotional materials whether it reaches us in letters or on our please could you inform us on any written material

is available to carry out your own choice of local

any other arrangements. The fact a delay may entitle

visits and excursions, subject to EU drivers’ hours

you to cancel your flight does not automatically entitle

responsible for passing on any health requirement

regulations. Please note, groups will be unable

you to cancel any other arrangements even where

information to other party members. Party Leaders

to use their coach on the afternoon of arrival in

those arrangements have been made in conjunction

may wish to refer to the Department of Health leaflet

resort or on the morning of the day of departure

with your flight. We have no liability to make any

T7.1 ‘Health Advice for Travellers’ which offers health

The information contained in this brochure is accurate

from centre.

payment to you in relation to the Denied Boarding

information for all destinations. Copies are available

and correct as far as can be reasonably ascertained

Regulations or in respect of any flight cancellation

from Post Offices nation-wide. Although PGL’s

on the publication date, June 2014. If we ascertain

companies prior to departure and adhere to strict EU

or delay, downgrading of any flight ticket or denial of

extensive insurance covers the cost of emergency

ourselves or are notified of any subsequent changes

driving regulations. All British coaches we use must

any boarding as the full amount of your entitlement

medical treatment abroad, we would still recommend

to the details contained herein, we will advise you as

be fitted with a tachograph to monitor driver hours.

to any compensation or other payment (as dealt with

that all party members travelling within the EU have

soon as is reasonably possible.

b) Drivers’ hours: All itineraries are agreed with coach

The Party Leader signing the Booking Form is entirely

24. Brochure Information

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