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PGL Osmington Bay


Description

A large outdoor education centre on the Jurassic Coast, Osmington Bay can cater for both adventure activity trips and field studies residentials. The centre has a private beach and 45 acres of grounds with activity bases.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.5
70 reviews


Excellent
 
57%

Very Good
 
37%

Average
 
6%

Poor
 
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Always fun, for both children and adults, as well as well organised and safe. (September 2020 - Primary)




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Still a great visit - we've been going for years. however, the site is getting almost too big and the dinner hall is now quite overwhelming with volume of children and noise levels. (March 2020 - Primary)




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Super week - see Osmington bay evaluation form (December 2019 - Primary)




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The children and staff enjoyed their time at PGL Osmington Bay. The activities were well suited to the group of children that we took and the staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The skills of teamwork and problem solving which I had named as a priority were the focus of the activites and the children showed more resilience by the end of the week. (November 2019 - Primary)




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Well run, safety conscious and equipment is well maintained. (October 2019 - Primary)




H&S good. Needed somewhere for Sixth Form Students to hang out in the evening after activities finished. (October 2019 - Secondary)




The trip ran smoothly and Osmington met their usually high standards (October 2019 - Primary)




(October 2019 - Secondary)




Attentive to the needs of our school. Happy to accommodate changes to timetable. PGL leaders and instructors on the whole were very good - related well to the children, held their attention and gained their trust very quickly. Booking and organisation of the trip was simple and any questions were quickly answered. The weather for our trip was not great but the staff remained in good spirits which of course helped the children and school staff (September 2019 - Primary)




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(July 2019 - Secondary)




An excellent week away for the children. They tried new activities and pushed themselves, developing teamwork and resilience all the while. (July 2019 - Primary)




Was a good trip for the students to see coastal landforms that are not common place in the East of England as well as collect and present some physical fieldwork data. (July 2019 - Secondary)




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Fantastic experience provided for our students who thoroughly enjoyed the trip. (July 2019 - Secondary)




Suitable accommodation, PGL leaders had good subject and local knowledge (sea defences and coastal landforms). Some miscommunication with PGL booked travel company (July 2019 - Secondary)




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Great fun had by all! The year 6 group were able to work successfully as teams, build their resilience, attempt new and exciting activities and exceed their own expectations with the help of the enthusiastic and encouraging PGL staff. (June 2019 - Primary)




Great facilities and activities but we were let down by not having great group leaders. (June 2019 - Primary & Secondary)




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Well organised and lovely location (May 2019 - Primary)




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The trip was fantastic, the weather was fantastic and the overall learning experience of the pupils was fantastic. Was very surprised about the amount of Maths which was incorporated into the activities. Have rebooked again for 2019 and 2020. (March 2019 - Secondary)




Excellent venue and perfect for the aims of our visit. High quality teaching from PGL staff and venue was great. (March 2019 - Secondary)




Very good (February 2019 - Secondary)




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Needed to adapt for a larger group - I have given feedback to PGL themselves. (November 2018 - Primary)




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Good until the weather cancels activities. (October 2018 - Secondary)




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Great accommodation, easy to manage students, safe, however food could be improved. (June 2018 - Secondary)




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The centre expanded last year and there are still some issues related to that. For example: Meal times were too short and both adults and children felt rushed and some of the staff, being new, were not so skilled in dealing with a large group such as ours. (June 2018 - Primary)




feedback given to PGL about meeting point 2 being crowded and skill level of groupie. (June 2018 - Primary)




Great venue with amazing activities, staff and food! (June 2018 - Primary)




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An excellent residential visit, we would love to visit again. However, the distance and the price are now beyond our capabilities. (May 2018 - Primary)




(May 2018 - Primary)




Excellent organisation, extremely rigorous safety protocols in place and food and accommodation more than adequate for the needs of the pupils. For pupils with health conditions that require keeping extra dry and warm the new accommodation block would be more appropriate. (May 2018 - Primary)




The staff went out of their way to ensure they looked after us during severe weather conditions (March 2018 - Primary)




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Description

A large outdoor education centre on the Jurassic Coast, Osmington Bay can cater for both adventure activity trips and field studies residentials. The centre has a private beach and 45 acres of grounds with activity bases.