Citizenship school trips

Society, law and politics

Changes to the National Curriculum starting in September 2014 see the subject area of Citizenship become compulsory for maintained schools at Key Stage 3 and 4. The purpose is to teach and inspire children about the United Kingdom, how it is governed, our political system, and how they as individuals can actively participate as citizens of our society. Topic areas such as the judicial system and law, politics, and finance are central to citizenship and many teachers are finding that citizenship school trips are a great way to help children understand and make sense of what can otherwise be quite a difficult subject area.

Below you will find a range of UK school trip venues as well as some overseas study tours, all of which specialise in citizenship themed educational experiences. These range from mock parliaments and trials, staged debates, to witnessing how government functions at a local and national level.





National Justice Museum


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Popular Citizenship Trip, July 2017: National Justice Museum
Educational Visits at the Museum are immersive and unique. Students can explore the Edwardian Police Station, the old Georgian prison, Victorian Courtroom, modern Youth Court, and various exhibition spaces relating to topics such as Crime, Capital Punishment, Prison reform and more. Through our workshops, learners gain a new insight into the realities and consequences of committing a crime and gain a broader understanding of the justice system of past and present. Students can prepare for ...Details & Enquire




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Overseas Citizenship Trips

Overseas
Citizenship study programmes help teachers inspire their students with a range of interesting and educational lectures, visits, and tours. Popular choices include EU & history trips to Brussels and Germany and many schools combine Citizenship & MFL.
Overseas Citizenship Trips

Sutton Life Centre

Sutton Life Centre

London & South East
Part movie set, part learning experience; our Life Skills Tours teach your pupils about citizenship, personal safety and the wider world using the latest cinematic technology, all set within a safe, engaging and unique learning environment. ...
Sutton Life Centre

National Justice Museum

National Justice Museum

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Midlands
National Justice Museum Education delivers interactive curriculum-linked workshops in historical and working courtrooms across the UK. Activities help pupils to gain a practical understanding of the law and justice system. ...
National Justice Museum

National Justice Museum Education North West

National Justice Museum Education North West

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
North
National Justice Museum delivers interactive curriculum-linked workshops in historical and working courtrooms across the UK. Activities help pupils to gain a practical understanding of the law and justice system. ...
National Justice Museum Education North West


Parliament

Parliament

London & South East
A year-round programme of visits for students aged 7-18. Choose from a selection of themed workshops and tour the awe-inspiring Palace of Westminster. ...
Parliament

Ackers Adventure

Ackers Adventure

Midlands
Ackers Adventure is an Adventurous Activity Centre just 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham. A 75 acre site offering numerous facilities such as climbing walls,ski slope & residential centre, making Ackers a totally unique venue for a school trip. ...
Ackers Adventure

Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre

Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre

Midlands
Ingestre Hall - a historic setting for the only dedicated Arts Residential Centre in the UK. Managed by Sandwell Council, Ingestre has been delivering high quality residential Arts programmes for schools and youth groups for more than 55 years. ...
Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre

Onsite School Team Building Days

Onsite School Team Building Days

All UK Regions
The Problem Solving Company offers a fully mobile collection of team challenges catering for groups of all sizes. Our activity days are the perfect way to engage your students with a day of hands-on activities without leaving the school grounds. ...
Onsite School Team Building Days


Scout Adventures - North England

Scout Adventures - North England

North
Scout Adventures helps young people learn the character skills they need to succeed - leadership, teamwork, resilience and initiative. With our expertise in informal, outdoor learning we have encouraged and inspired generations. ...
Scout Adventures - North England

YHA Edale

YHA Edale

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Midlands
Outdoor adventures in the Peak District don’t get better than this! YHA Edale is a grand country house literally on the slopes of Kinder Scout, and surrounded by the gorgeous scenery of the Edale valley. ...
YHA Edale

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament

Scotland
At the Scottish Parliament we can offer a great selection of programmes for schools including workshops on Citizenship, Art & Design, History and much more! ...
Scottish Parliament

National Justice Museum Education at the Royal Courts of Justice

National Justice Museum Education at the Royal Courts of Justice

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
National Justice Museum Education deliver interactive curriculum-linked educational visits at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. We inspire young people to learn from the past, act in the present and change their future. ...
National Justice Museum Education at the Royal Courts of Justice


Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre

Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre

East Anglia
We're an innovative Centre for Outdoor Learning and Nature Connection, with 14.5 acres of woodland and meadow, and a homely Victorian house on site. We'd love to welcome you and your students here! ...
Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre

Life Science Centre

Life Science Centre

North
For a great School Trip in Newcastle upon Tyne, look no further than the Life Science Centre with exhibitions, events, theatre shows and the biggest planetarium in the North of England ...
Life Science Centre

Edgmond Hall

Edgmond Hall

Midlands
A converted Georgian farm (with small animals)in fabulous grounds, with friendly full-time staff, offers a wide range of outdoor creative "learning adventure" activities to provide a special learning experience. KS1, lower and upper KS2 specialists. ...
Edgmond Hall

Scout Adventures - South West

Scout Adventures - South West

South West
Scout Adventures helps young people learn the character skills they need to succeed - leadership, teamwork, resilience and initiative. With our expertise in informal, outdoor learning we have encouraged and inspired generations. ...
Scout Adventures - South West


Alex Rider

Alex Rider

All UK Regions
Turn your students into super agents, watch them reap the rewards of team work, enjoy the thrills of the great outdoors, and ignite a passion for reading with our two the YHA Alex Rider Spy packages. ...
Alex Rider

Rainbow Factory

Rainbow Factory

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
North
The Rainbow Factory is the only attraction of its kind in the north. Our storytelling wonderland is an alternative to museums and historical attractions, creating a world where children’s stories come to life. ...
Rainbow Factory

Multi-Activity Package

Multi-Activity Package

All UK Regions
Jam-packed with challenging and engaging activities our Multi-Activity packages are designed to engage students through a mixture of practical PE based activities, whilst making the most of the great outdoors and our enviable localities. ...
Multi-Activity Package

Scout Adventures - London South East

Scout Adventures - London South East

London & South East
Scout Adventures helps young people learn the character skills they need to succeed - leadership, teamwork, resilience and initiative. With our expertise in informal, outdoor learning we have encouraged and inspired generations. ...
Scout Adventures - London South East


Anglesey Outdoors

Anglesey Outdoors

Wales
Set in a prime location, Anglesey Outdoors is the ideal venue for real outdoor adventure, field studies or simply a place to set up base. Bespoke residentials provided by dedicated professional staff. ...
Anglesey Outdoors

Woodrow High House

Woodrow High House

London & South East
At Woodrow we offer your school a bespoke programme of exciting activities, focussing on self development and learning whilst having fun. This charming 17th century manor is situated within 24 acres of beautiful grounds on the edge of the Chilterns. ...
Woodrow High House

Hindleap Warren

Hindleap Warren

London & South East
Set in 300 acres of private woodland in the Ashdown Forest, Hindleap offers a wide range outdoor adventurous activities, including; high ropes courses, bushcraft, canoeing & kayaking, rock climbing, obstacle course and team building challenges. ...
Hindleap Warren

COGO Travel Primary - Happy being Me

COGO Travel Primary - Happy being Me

All UK Regions
Exclusive to COGO Primary, 'Happy Being Me' residentials combine classroom and outdoor activities to experience and practice key life skills. ...
COGO Travel Primary - Happy being Me


Hatton Adventure World

Hatton Adventure World

Midlands
Originally a Victorian farm, Hatton Adventure World is the result of a farm diversification programme to create one of the leading leisure attractions in Warwickshire. With plenty of farmyard animals to discover, the focus is on learning through hav...
Hatton Adventure World

Riverside Museum

Riverside Museum

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Scotland
The Riverside Museum offers a wonderful resource for anyone interested in knowing more about their heritage and the world around them. We have lots of different learning opportunities for all ages. ...
Riverside Museum

Imperial War Museum, HMS Belfast - Kip on a ship

Imperial War Museum, HMS Belfast - Kip on a ship

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
Kip in a Ship on HMS Belfast is a sleepover experience for adventurous crews! UK school and youth groups can sleepover in the original sleeping quarters of this historic Second World War warship – they will even stay in real sailors’ bunks. ...
Imperial War Museum, HMS Belfast - Kip on a ship

Religious Studies London

Religious Studies London

London & South East
Our tailored itineraries will allow students to look at different non-Christian faiths to see diversity of worship, while visiting places of major religious significance. ...
Religious Studies London


Although citizenship focuses on how children can contribute as citizens of the United Kingdom, all EU member countries now teach the subject in schools, and by Key Stage 4 pupils are taught about themes such as human rights and international law, and their place in Europe, the Commonwealth, and the United Nations. As such there are some fantastic overseas citizenship school trips available that will develop student's knowledge and experience.


Belfast History & Politics

Belfast History & Politics

School trips to Belfast will give your students an insight into the politics, the conflict and the violence that troubled this otherwise vibrant city for many years. ...
Belfast History & Politics

Classic EU Tour

Classic EU Tour

This five day trip takes in the historic town of Strasbourg, a visit to the Council of Europe and the European Parliament. Enjoy an excursion to the German spa town of Baden-Baden, before departing for Brussels ...
Classic EU Tour

Politics New York

Politics New York

Your students may only think of New York as a major shopping destination but it offers many opportunities to extend their knowledge of Politics. As the main target of the 9/11 attacks it offers a plethora of op ...
Politics New York