School Trips - Cyprus Geography (Explore the crossroads of the world)
The Youth Development Agency
We have been running experiential learning trips to Cyprus since 2004. We are a group of educators, both teachers and youth workers that wanted to make a difference and develop great learning outside of the classroom. We now have bases in places like Cyprus, Nepal, Italy, France, Oman, the United States and Malta.
We know that great experiential programmes can ignite that fire for a subject that few other learning environments can and we want to share this with as many schools, teachers and students as we can.
Why should you consider The Youth Development Agency for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Cyprus - at the cross roads of the Mediterranean offers a fantastic opportunity for Geography and Biology study.
For geography, Cyprus boasts some of the best examples of Ophiolite formations anywhere in the world. Frequently use by universities to study geology. With great coastlines, soaring mountains and the only divided capital city in the world it provides a great range of activities that can enhance any level of study. From Coastal systems, hydrology and asbestos mines to the human impact of mass tourism and the internal displacement of people. Cyprus really does have a huge amount to offer.
Schools also come to explore the biology and ecology of the island, with a large variety of flora and fauna, many indigenous to the island. Cyprus also boasts nesting sites for both Green and Mediterranean LoggerHead Turtles. River and coastal systems can be explored along with farming and agriculture.
A 5 day Physical Geography programme example:
Day 1 Arrival, introduction to the program, cultural activity
Day 2 Coastal features – Akamas Peninsula, Avakas Gorge
Day 3 Troodos Ophiolite and visit to Troodos Geopark
Day 4 Natural resource management – mining, dams, forests
Day 5 Departure, other cultural activities depending on flight times
What size groups do you cater for?
Is there first aid on site?
Yes all trips are covered by staff that are first aid qualified.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Absolutely, some trips are less accessible than others but we will do our best to ensure that each trip is inclusive. Please let us know when you are booking so that we can best advise you.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Yes, a number of our staff have worked with students with Special Educational Needs and we work with some of the leading research schools on Learning Differences and the role experiential learning can have in supporting these students.
Our ultimate goal, with all our trips, is to make it not only a great experience for the students but to tailor it to the outcomes for the school. We know that by doing this we not only send the students home with incredible memories but also with a goldmine of new knowledge and skills.
Need more inspiration?
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