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What are the physical benefits of outdoor activities?

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In today's digital-driven world, getting our kids outside to play can sometimes feel like a monumental task. But have you ever wondered what the great outdoors has to offer? From boosting your health to encouraging a better night's sleep, the physical benefits of outdoor activities are endless. In this article, we will explore the many ways nature can do wonders...
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Group of young people wearing life jackets paddling canoes at a PGL camp on a river, smiling and looking at the camera.

6 ways to improve communication skills for students

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Good communication is vital for achieving success in both class and personal life. For students, being able to convey their thoughts clearly and listen effectively can significantly enhance their learning experience and build strong relationships with peers and teachers. In this blog post, we’ll show you six ways to improve communication skills for students, including exciting school camp activities that...
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The importance of relationship building for students

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In school, students learn a lot of subjects: Maths, English, Geography, and the list goes on. But there's one lesson you won't find in any textbook: relationship building.  Beyond getting good grades, forming strong connections with others is a key part of personal and professional growth. Here at PGL, we’re dedicated to helping students build new bonds and enhance their...
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The Benefits of Water Activities for Kids

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There's something magical about water that draws kids in like a magnet. Whether it's splashing in a pool, paddling in a lake, or riding the waves at the beach, water sports can help children in various ways beyond just having a good time. So grab your bathers, and dive in with us as we explore the incredible benefits of water...
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Homesickness Tips for Parents

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Setting off for an adventure camp can be a thrilling prospect for your child. However, it's not uncommon for nerves to kick in, leading to feelings of homesickness. This is a completely natural experience for many children when they're away from home for an extended period, like during a summer camp or a school trip. As parents, witnessing our children...
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How to Plan an Adventure Trip for Your Group

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Embarking on an adventure trip with your group is such an exciting experience for both kids and adults alike, spending time with like-minded people and learning new skills in the great outdoors while creating memories that last a lifetime.  So, if you're ready to take the plunge and need some help on how to plan a group trip adventure, you've...
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How Our MASTER! Program Enhances Your Secondary School Students’ Abilities

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Wondering how to develop problem solving skills in your secondary students? Well, our MASTER! program is designed to boost your students’ abilities to help them in their education and adult life. So, here are some of the endless ways our MASTER! program can help your learners.   Boosts confidence Self-confidence is huge for secondary school students. Whether they have just...
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What is the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2022?

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In 2022, the Victorian Government Schools Agreement (VGSA) emerged as a pivotal document shaping the educational landscape in Victoria, Australia. This agreement, negotiated between the government and stakeholders such as the ANMF (Vic Branch), Australian Education Union (AEU) and the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), brought forth key objectives that not only influence the functioning of schools in the...
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