The aim of this evening is to share with you moreThe aim of this evening is to share with you more
information about the holiday ensuring you and your childinformation about the holiday ensuring you and your child
get the most out of the 3 days.get the most out of the 3 days.
Currie Community High School has used PGL Dalguise for
nearly 15 years and the facilities and range of activities are
PGL have been providing adventure holidays to children
It’s a fantastic forested site overlooking the River Tay, at the
heart of Perthshire, near Dunkeld
07.00 - PGL staff wake up the group
08.15 - Breakfast (English or Continental, cereal, toast and drinks)
09.00- First activity session
10.30 - Break
10.45 - Second activity session
12.15 - Hot lunch or packed lunch
13.45 - Third activity session
15.15 - Break
15.30 - Fourth activity session
17.00 - Supervised free time
17.30 - 19.00 - 2 course evening meal
19.00 – 20.30 - Evening entertainment. Group Leaders assist Party Leaders until
21.00. From 21.00 - 23.00 there will be PGL staff on active night
duty. Through the night there will always be a senior PGL staff
member on call.
Pupils come to school at the normal time.
Bags are left in the LRC
Sign in Medicines with the group leader
Aiming to leave school at 13.30pm
Children to take a packed lunch in
We will be at PGL for 3pm before settling
in and starting activities in the evening
The pupils have an activity that finishes about 5pm which
is followed by dinner.
We intend to be back by about 7.30pm on the Sunday
evening but traffic conditions may affect this.
Please keep checking twitter (@curriechs) as we will keep
you up to date with any changing circumstances.
Essential items - OLD, CASUAL is essential
Several changes of underwear (including socks)
Jumpers / fleeces / t shirts – long sleeved and
Old trousers – tracksuit bottoms are best (1
activity 1 evening)
Shorts (if warm)
2 pairs of trainers
Waterproof (if you have one)
Sun tan lotion / after-sun – important
Sun hat / cap
At least 1 towel
Strong plastic bags (for dirty washing)
Sleeping bag / quilt and pillow
Items not allowed
Hand held games
Personal CD player etc.
Electrical hair appliances
Aerosols (they tend to set off smoke alarms!).
Roll on deoderants are allowed.
PGL are informed of medical information prior to departure
If your child has regular medicine we will need to take it with us.
You must provide us with enough medicine for the duration of the
holiday, it must be in date, named and the requirements for taking it
clearly identified. It must have a printed doctor’s label on it.
Most children can control their conditions, however if this is not the
case parents should produce clear written guidelines as to what action
the Party Leader must take.
Qualified First Aiders are always available at the centre.
We are taking trained EPI pen staff.
First aid kits are taken to activities.
We, and PGL staff, control the risks to avoid any injuries / accidents.
Max £10 for the trip
There is a shop on site that the pupils will have the
opportunity to visit once per day. They sell confectionary
and small gifts.
Pupils are responsible for their own money so should have
a clearly named purse or wallet.
Exceptional behaviour is expected at all times and it is
imperative in ensuring that we all have a happy and safe
The expectations we have for the pupils’ behaviour and
conduct will be made very clear to the children before we
Please remind your children of how we and the staff expect
them to behave.
We and the PGL staff are able to remove children from
activities if their behaviour is putting others at risk.
Serious incidents of misbehaviour may warrant contacting
parents to arrange for their child to be collected from the
premises and withdrawn from the trip.
Always be polite to instructors and other centre staff.
Always follow instructions immediately.
Only go in your own room.
Remember to tidy away after yourself when you have
finished a meal.
Tell someone if you are unhappy or feeling unwell.
Safety is our and the centre’s priority.
Instructors trained to high levels.
Staff available all of the time including school staff
• All safety equipment is provided by
• Pupils are told how to use the
equipment before they start the
activity and centre leaders check it is
fastened, fits etc.
• The site is very safe and secure. There
is always a member of PGL staff on
call over night.
• A master key for dormitories will be
held by school staff for the duration of
The cost of trip covers insurance.
We are all covered by the City of Edinburgh Insurance
We are also covered by PGL insurance
It is school and the centre’s policy not to allow children to
phone home during their time away – unless it is their
There will be contact with the school everyday – keep an
eye on the school website/Twitter for up-dates.
Children are not allowed to bring mobile phones.
There will be two separate groupings:
•Room groups (Children will be given
their room groups on the day of
departure but will have had the
opportunity to select a preferred
companion; 2 staff rooms at either end of
the children’s rooms)
•Activity groups – There will be 5 of these
with approximately 11 in each.
All dietary requirements need to be identified before we go,
otherwise they will not be catered for.
Sample menu could include:
Breakfast – choice of cereals and hot breakfast items
Lunch – jacket potatoes with choice of fillings and salad bar
Dinner – pasta bolognaise/fish cake/cheese onion and
potato pie with chips and peas followed by ice cream sponge
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Remember, it is your ‘holiday’ as well!