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PGL Little Canada

PGL Little Canada


What is PGL?

PGL Little Canada is a residential trip for our Year 6 children. The children go every year to enjoy a range of indoor and outdoor adventure activities! 


Where is PGL?

Unlike it's name, PGL is sadly not located in Canada. Set in 48 acres of woodland on the banks of Wootton Creek, Little Canada is on the coast of the Isle of Wight.


How do you get there?

All children are taken on a coach which then boards a ferry to the Isle of Wight. From there it is just a half an hour journey onto Little Canada. 


What activities do they offer?

PGL have a fantastic range of activities including a low ropes course, abseiling towers, an archery range, giant swing and their very own creek for dragon boating and other watersports. They also use the beach, just a short walk away, for canoeing, kayaking and many more activities. There are also two 10m climbing and abseiling walls, sports hall, tunnel trail and the mysterious Matrix!

The children are also treated to a disco on their last night of their trip. 


What is accommodation like? 

All the children sleep in newly refurbished log cabins. Most rooms sleep 4–6 children and have their own bathroom. The cabins are grouped together in small villages. 8-10s usually stay in the cosy Woodland House, situated in the grounds with en-suite bathrooms.


What will my child eat whilst they are there? 

PGL offer a range of fantastic meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If they are not cooking around the fireplace making smores, the canteen offers a wide variety of hot food and desserts for every meal. Little Canada are also extremely conscientious about all dietary requirements. 


How much does it cost? 

The cost of Little Canada varies every year depending on the amount of children that sign up. The cost of the coach and ferry is split between all the children, the more children that attend, the cheaper the cost per child. The fee for Little Canada covering accommodation and activities is a set price each year. If you are in receipt of certain benefits, you will be entitled to a discount. All children pay a non-refundable £30 deposit at the start of the school year to secure their place and then the rest of the balance is calculated. A payment plan is sent out to parent's as a guide showing when the final payment has to be made which you may choose to follow to balance out the payment's in smaller chunks. For more information regarding payment, please speak to Miss Watson in the school office. 



Photos from PGL Little Canada

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