Yr8 Geography and Science Field Studies Trip

Isle of Wight Wednesday 25  March – Friday 27  March 2015

DEPART:  8.45AM meet at school, Wednesday 25 March

RETURN:  6.30pm Friday 27 March**












Suggested Kit list

Take plenty of clothing in case of wet weather. Clothing should be old.

  • Nightwear
  • Underwear
  • Socks, including over ankle length/welly boot socks
  • 2 or more fleeces / Sweatshirts
  • 3 T-shirts
  • 1 Long sleeved T-shirt
  • 3 pairs of old trousers, 2 for activities, one for evening
  • Walking boots or wellies (for the beach)
  • 1 pair of shoes or trainers for indoors
  • Warm waterproof jacket (and trousers if you have them)

Other Essentials

  • Wash bag (shampoo, shower gel, toothbrush etc.)
  • Deodorants - It is advised that students bring roll-on deodorants rather than aerosol deodorants as these can often set off fire alarms
  • 1 towel
  • Plastic bottle for drinks
  • Pen, pencils, notebook and clipboard
  • Rucksack (for the coach and excursions – must have packed lunch in for Friday)
  • Labelled plastic bags / bin liners (for wet items)
  • Camera (student responsibility)
  • Spending money (max £20)
  • Packed lunch for Wednesday

Please note: We will be going to do our beach studies regardless of weather, so a waterproof jacket and suitable walking shoes are essential – Converse aren’t suitable for beach studies.

NO MOBILE PHONES – These are banned at PGL Centres and will be confiscated

Emergency Contact Numbers:
Miss Dashfield : 07851 577529 (emergency only please)

PGL Little Canada: 01983 885400

Address of the Centre

PGL Little Canada
New Road
Wootton Bridge
Isle of Wight
PO33 4JP


  • Pocket money No more than £20 for any snacks on field study mornings and for any souvenirs
  • What to pack and valuable items - Please limit luggage to one case/bag per person and one item of hand luggage for carrying food etc. on the journey
  • We would like to stress that:

o   Brand new and expensive items (such as mobile phones) should be left at home
o   Old, casual clothes are recommended
o   Pack more clothes if it is likely to be wet weather
o   All clothing should be marked with the student’s name and school

  • Electrical appliances (such as a hair dryer)- Guests are responsible for the safety of any electrical appliances brought to centre. The Centre Manager reserves the right to ask for appliances not to be used if they appear to be unsafe.
  • Laundry facilities - There are limited laundry facilities on centre and therefore they can only be used in an emergency.
  • Contacting your child - Parents are asked not to call the centre except in an emergency, please call Miss Dashfield in the first instance. Students are involved in an activity programme often on a large site and may be some distance away from the phone.
  • Ipods, mp3s, cameras, etc., brought at the student’s risk.
  • Health – Medication given to their teacher, tell us before you get travel sick, tell us early if you begin to feel unwell, and look out for each other.

**We will contact parents via a telephone chain IF we are due to arrive considerably earlier or later than the planned 6.30pm.