Year 6 PGL
A child’s time at St. Michael’s is an active and exciting one, culminating with the rewarding Year 6 activity four-night residential trip to PGL at ‘Little Canada’ on the Isle of Wight.
PGL – named after founder Peter Gordon Lawrence (not “Parents Get Lost”, as the children might have you believe) – is an internationally recognised organiser of safe and rewarding activity breaks for young adults. It prides itself on creating life-enriching school trips with memories that last a lifetime. Indeed, they have been doing so since 1957.
During our visit – via an exciting ferry trip across the Solent – our Year 6 children enjoy a host of fun and challenging activities. These include: the Giant Swing, dragon-boating, trapeze, zip-wiring, archery, high ropes, orienteering and abseiling.
Activities are managed under the expert guidance of the plentiful qualified leaders who – along with St. Michael’s supporting staff – provide an excellent holistic experience.
The experience of PGL further promotes the key skills and values practised within the Christian ethos of our school. Children further develop and demonstrate communication, problem-solving, leadership, and teamwork skills within a range of challenging situations.
They enhance their self-awareness and general social skills, make new friends and have lots of fun. They are provided with opportunities to grow in confidence, boost their self-esteem, overcome fears, and ultimately be the best they can be.
Indeed, St. Michael’s is confident that experiences such as PGL equip and motivate our children to be confident, independent, and physical active young adults of tomorrow.