School Trips

  • Character education and strong resilient learners top of the agenda

    By Jonathan Swift on December 8, 2016
    Character education – important for building strong, resilient learners – is once again top of the agenda thanks to Inspiring Learning, winner of Best Residential Experience in this year’s School Travel Awards, who have announced plans to expand its network of award-winning Kingswood outdoor learning centres, designed to help develop these important life skills.  The move, made possible through significant […]
  • Education charity’s YouTube channel shows benefits of outdoor learning

    By Jonathan Swift on October 28, 2016
    A Kent environmental education centre has set up its own YouTube channel so parents can see for themselves how outdoor learning helps children gain a sense of their own individual interests, strengths and abilities. Rippledown, in Ringwould near Deal, works with schools from across the UK and Europe to show children how connecting with nature can be inspiring and fun. […]
  • Into the great outdoors

    By Jonathan Swift on May 25, 2016
    In our latest feature on outdoor learning, Education Today hears from The Country Trust, a leading national education charity, on its ambitious plans to provide even more support to schools in disadvantaged areas and enable children to learn directly about food and farming. “What’s this Miss?” asked one of the children. “It’s a strawberry” replied the teacher, “Have you ever tried […]
  • Into Film Festival 2014 unleashes the power of film

    By Jonathan Swift on August 19, 2014
      For a school trip that’s educational, exciting, fun – and free – look no further than the Into Film Festival 2014, the world’s largest film festival for children and young people, taking place from to 4th to 21st November.  Harnessing the power of film to captivate young minds and bring learning to life, a packed programme will seek to creatively involve 300,000 […]
  • Results from a Social Impact Report Show Teachers See Huge Benefits to Students from Outdoor Adventure Learning

    By Jonathan Swift on May 13, 2014
    The Outward Bound Trust, the experiential outdoor learning charity which exists to unlock the potential in young people through discovery and adventure in wilderness environments, has just published its third Social Impact Report. The Trust, which has a 70 year heritage, is leading the way in impact evaluation and is currently the only outdoor learning and development organisation in the […]
  • Cheshire Young Carers Learn Team Work and Optimism Through Outdoor Learning

    By Jonathan Swift on April 30, 2014
    From 14th to 18th April, 23 students aged 11-14 from local charity, Cheshire Young Carers, took part in an Outward Bound® course at The Trust’s Aberdovey Centre in Wales. The young people, who were from a selection of secondary schools within the Cheshire area, each provide daily care for a family member with an illness or disability. Mentors from M&S […]
  • Record figures for educational visits to Science Museum

    By Jonathan Swift on April 10, 2014
    Stephen Hawking and astronauts Tim Peake and Helen Sharman have praised the inspirational impact of educational trips to the Science Museum after new figures showed that more young people than ever visited the museum over the past year. 380,000 young people came to the museum in the past 12 months with their school, or other groups such as brownies or […]
  • Educational talks at Drayton Manor Theme Park and Zoo

    By Education Today on April 22, 2013
    A school visit to Drayton Manor Theme Park and Zoo, in Staffordshire, is more than just a great day out! It’s a giant physics experiment, a diverse business case study, an impressive IT lab and an exciting animal encounter. The park offers a range of interactive educational sessions designed in accordance with the National Curriculum. The sessions cater for all […]
  • Walking (and learning) with dinosaurs

    By Education Today on February 5, 2013
    It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. In the midst of the Christmas holidays, I donned my editor’s cap and set off to see Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular at the 02 in London. The aim was to see how well the show coud work as a school trip. With a 6-year old dinosaur ‘expert’ […]
  • Discover New Ideas for School Visits at an Event near you

    By Education Today on September 24, 2012
    Teachers and youth group leaders will be able to pick up a raft of fresh ideas for educational visits at one of the many group travel exhibitions taking place across the South of England in early 2013. Visitors are invited to discover a huge variety of attractions, and destinations from across the UK, many of which produce resource packs and […]