The students at PGHS work hard to develop their character, confidence and resilience through a variety of different activities and challenges. During lessons teachers reward students for demonstrating positive character traits such as perseverance and determination rather than high attainment scores, and students are routinely encouraged to adopt a growth mindset when tackling new challenges. Time dedicated to form and buddy groups is used productively to foster positive working relationships between students, with teamwork and commitment a key ingredient in the planning and delivery of successful volunteer projects. As a school we are extremely proud of the moral and social responsibility demonstrated by our students who repeatedly raise money and awareness for a host of local, national and international charities. Senior students model positive character traits through their responsibilities as prefects, and when leading various committees of the school council. Our students participate in an extensive range of extra-curricular activities, demonstrating a curiosity to cultivate new interests and grasp diverse opportunities to learn outside of the classroom. Their achievements are logged in the PGHS ‘Passport to Success’, and accomplishments are celebrated collectively during form time, assemblies and Head’s Breakfasts. Each year all students participate in the PGHS ‘Hike to Help’, a series of challenging walks testing students’ resilience, determination and team spirit, with walks taking place in a variety of locations across the county. Both sports day and the school show are also key opportunities for students to cultivate character, confidence and resilience and promote camaraderie amongst the school community.