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English & Literacy School Trips

Learning Objective

From Spelling and Grammar to Saxons & Shakespeare

Literacy is arguably the most important part of our National Curriculum. A good working knowledge and understanding of our first language is critical before we can really begin to explore other areas of the curriculum. A child who struggles with comprehension and communication will not understand what they are being taught in other subject areas, or will find it difficult to explain their answers. They could be naturally gifted for a subject like science, but if without good reading, writing, speaking or listening skills, they are going to be held back.

Clearly the classroom is a great place to teach basic literacy, but the benefits of a school trip, especially once they start to nurture their understanding of the history of language, should not be overlooked. The obvious destination for a school trip with a focus on English Language is the birth place of William Shakespeare; Stratford upon Avon, find more on this page. Also below you will also find inspiration from our other destinations which cover different periods in history, from the Anglo Saxon influence, through to the modern day. If you are looking for a school visit desination that offers high quality educational value for your English trip, you will find it here. Our trips and workshops cater for topics relating to SpaG, Stories and Folktalkes, Theatre and Film and much more.

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Superhero Workshop & Wow Day

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Dan Tastic Education brings comic books to life with incredible Superhero Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators!

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special offerRubbish Shakespeare- 5 Star, Theatre Quality Shows and Workshops

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Rubbish Shakespeare- 5 Star, Theatre Quality Shows and Workshops

Teachers regularly use our performances and workshops to help with comprehension and understanding of a plot, scene, speech or staging or even as exam preparation or revision. For us- it's about the cultural experience & motivation to study Shakespeare. We didn't like studying the plays ourselves at...


The Wizard Walk of York

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The Wizard Walk of York

Whilst not an educational tour, The Wizard Walk of York can be used a starting point for pupils to create their own magical stories, as the walk features tales of mystical creatures, spells and magic. There is also plenty of humour, creative wordplay and more jokes than you can shake a wand at! There...

Bewilderwood Norfolk

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Bewilderwood Norfolk

The park is based on the book, A Boggle at BeWILDerwood, by local children’s author Tom Blofeld, offering a whole range of Literacy and performing arts fun - if you wish to read the books before your visit or extend your adventure back in the classroom, the books can be bought from BeWILDerwood's online...

World Book Day Dance Workshops

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World Book Day Dance Workshops

Our World Book Day workshop will add a layer of learning, and really brings books to life. Unlocking English, Drama and Dance to it's full potential.

BeWilderwood Cheshire

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BeWilderwood Cheshire

BeWILDerwood is based on the enchanting tale, a Boggle At BeWILDerwood, if you wish to read this before your visit or extend your adventure back in the classroom, it can be purchased from BeWILDerwood’s online shop. Storytelling shows are on multiple times a day at the Storytelling Stage. If you are...


The Suitcase Storyteller Workshop

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The Suitcase Storyteller Workshop

Our sessions are a great way to encourage a love of reading by bringing stories to life through engaging storytelling. Our Suitcase storyteller will introduce characters and story themes, introducing vocabulary and comprehension through in an accessible fun way.

Stratford upon Avon

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Stratford upon Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon is the perfect location for an engaging trip for all ages. The birthplace of Shakespeare it offers so much more; quaint Tudor streets, a historic market town centre and the local wildlife of the beautiful River Avon and Canals.

Introduction to Shakespeare and Shakespeare and Tragedy

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Introduction to Shakespeare and Shakespeare and Tragedy

William Shakespeare is arguably one of our our greatest playwrights. However, it can often be challenging to get students excited by his plays that were written so long ago in a strange poetic language and with a vocabulary of words no longer used. In these workshops we aim to bust the myth that Shakespeare...

YHA Stratford

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YHA Stratford

There’s more to Stratford-upon-Avon than Shakespeare – theatre, history and culture buffs of every language love this world-famous location. YHA Stratford-upon-Avon offers a superb base for groups and school trips in the West Midlands.


The Big Book Show - an introduction to literary criticism for KS3 and GCSE

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The Big Book Show - an introduction to literary criticism for KS3 and GCSE

Many students struggle to write and talk about the novels that they read. In this workshop we try to give them a set of simple ideas about reading critically which they can apply to any book they read. This includes ideas for where to start and how to analyse what they think and feel about literature...

Stories for the Festive Season

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Stories for the Festive Season

A good story that keeps us engaged is the essence of English literature. A Christmas Carol is one of the most well known Christmas stories in English. As with much of the work of Charles Dickens it was written to be read aloud, the characters are carefully crafted and the themes are universal. Gawain...

Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet

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Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet

A fulldome show - this is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet retold over 20 minutes with stunning visuals and music. Explore the text in a new way, from the centre of the action - quite literally - in our 360-degree dome.

Learn the lessons from the Holocaust: Online Workshops

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Learn the lessons from the Holocaust: Online Workshops

Pupils explore different types of writing, which will be brought to life when they are transported back in time. We always suggest that students write down questions in preparation for the time in the day when they come face to face with a Holocaust Survivor or they see interactive, recorded testimony...


Learn the lessons from the Holocaust: In School Workshops

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Learn the lessons from the Holocaust: In School Workshops

Pupils explore different types of writing, which will be brought to life when they are transported back in time. We always suggest that students write down questions in preparation for the time in the day when they come face to face with a Holocaust Survivor or they see interactive, recorded testimony...

Skern Lodge Day Visits

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Skern Lodge Day Visits

The North Devon coast has a history of wrecks and pirates and taking to the coastal path, it's easy to see why so many ships flounder upon its jagged rocks. Our tutors will help guide your pupils to take in the environment around them, help them to understand the sights, smells and sounds that help...

special offerPep the Poet

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Pep the Poet

Bring out the magic in your children's writing with Pep's Poetry Sessions! Do your children struggle with finding the right words to express themselves? Pep's poetry writing sessions can help! Pep is a natural-born storyteller with a gift for using figurative language and poetic devices to bring...

Learn the lessons from the Holocaust

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Learn the lessons from the Holocaust

Pupils explore different types of writing, which will be brought to life when they are transported back in time. We always suggest that students write down questions in preparation for the time in the day when they come face to face with a Holocaust Survivor or they see interactive, recorded testimony...


special offerPep the Poet - Mental Health & Well-being

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Pep the Poet - Mental Health & Well-being

Pep is able to demonstrate perfectly how reading, writing and oracy can have a profound positive effect on our well-being, confidence and personal relationships. He can use various genres to get his point across: poetry, play-scripts, story writing, storytelling and journaling.

CYMs Basecamp - Suffolk

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CYMs Basecamp - Suffolk

Story telling is the backdrop to Basecamp, whether listening, writing or telling someone stories. Many of our activities use reading and writing to communicate instructions.

Braeside Residential

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Braeside Residential

Onsite Courses - fire lighting, shelter building and woodcraft with qualified instructors. Survival themed days Overnight shelter and campfire

CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop

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CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop

Proven to excite children's curiosity in Science, supporting KS2 National Curriculum and offering a cross-curricular "hands-on" interactive, full-day onsite STEM - CSI Forensic Science Workshop - Raising Aspirations and Attainment in Science & STEAM


The Story that Connects us

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The Story that Connects us

In this workshop we aim to ignite the children's imaginations and create a love of telling and writing stories. The children will share and build character, setting and plot ideas as well as all be involved in acting out the story. Every child will be able to creatively express themselves and build confidence...

1620s House and Garden

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1620s House and Garden

We help schools learn about English through talking to our volunteers about the history of the house and our beautifully restored period rooms. Our way of storytelling allows for an interactive and fun way for students to engage. We also offer events such as re-enactments, hand-on activities and specialist...

Problem Solving Workshops

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Problem Solving Workshops

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Creative School Trips

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Creative School Trips

English tours including: - Stratford-upon-Avon packages including Shakespeare's birthplace, the RSC shows and tours, plus workshops - London packages including - Drama workshops on storytelling, playwriting, devising, Shakespeare, and on set plays - Shakespeare's Globe theatre tour and exhibition...


Meaning in the Mud - WW1 Art and Literature

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Meaning in the Mud - WW1 Art and Literature

We look at the poetry of the War poets Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, and the lesser known female poets Jessie Pope and May Wedderburn Cannan. We compare and contrast their works to show how the style and tone of their poetry changed as the war progressed. This workshop will be useful...

The Ancient Greeks

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The Ancient Greeks

Through out the workshop there is reference to Archaeology and what as a society we can gain and learn from it.

Up at The O2

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Up at The O2

Bring your overseas students to climb the famous London landmark for a fun-filled visit where they will practise their English using a multitude of challenges and puzzles. There will be opportunities to read, listen, speak and practise grammar whilst they learn about London and the city they have come...

free tripFarleigh Hungerford Castle

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Farleigh Hungerford Castle

Farleigh Hungerford Castle is fantastic inspiration for a creative writing activity back in the classroom.


The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

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The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

Pupils will be invited to think about the historical context of The Dungeons and how to bring a scene to life through scriptwriting, stretching their English skills, all in the dark and mysterious and utterly horrible setting of the Dungeons itself!

special offerIsle of Wight - The Island Classroom

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Isle of Wight - The Island Classroom

Our venues offer a wide range of compelling stimulus matter for English comprehension, writing and reading tasks. From steam trains to dinosaurs, tigers to space rockets, myths and legends, The Island Classroom has it all. A range of on-site activities complimented by post-visit planned lessons to compound...

Madame Tussauds London

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Madame Tussauds London

Students will have the chance to learn about various types of journalism and media and their purposes. They will also analyse how the media presents information and uses language to convey meaning. Additionally, students will explore the concept of 'fake news' and why it is crucial to be aware of it....

Themed Storytelling

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Themed Storytelling

Whether its understanding how to use punctuation properly or getting to grips with Beowulf's Grendel, storytelling can inspire an eagerness to learn among your classes. Studies repeatedly prove that information learned from stories is overwhelmingly more memorable – making storytelling the perfect...


Portals To The Past

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Portals To The Past

Portals to the Past provide high quality history workshops in schools for KS2, led by experienced historical re-enactors and historians. Available across most of England. From the Stone Age through to WW2 our workshops come to your school.

Day Visits

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Day Visits

Be immersed in our story telling experience in our atmospheric woodland hall on your residential stay!

Themed planetarium experiences

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Themed planetarium experiences

Popular themes Alice in Wonderland Wizard of Ox Narnia Cosmos Frozen The Snowman create your own, if you can think it, we can build it!

The London Dungeon

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The London Dungeon

Students have the opportunity to analyse the process of professional scriptwriting and to identify the features of a successful script. If booking our KS3 Script Writing & Performance workshop students will write a script in groups focusing on a specific purpose and audience and understand the importance...


Arc Adventures

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Arc Adventures

Our myths and legends based adventures exist in a landscape littered with old stories and epic views. The natural world from the mountains to the caves can be used as an inspiration for creative writing, examination of poetry and literary description.

The Blackpool Tower Eye

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The Blackpool Tower Eye

The Blackpool Tower Circus worksheet encourages pupils consider their sensory experience using interesting vocabulary to describe it. Included in the post trip teaching materials is various tasks relating to descriptive writing. These include a diary entry from the perspective of Mooky the clown, and...

Conway Centres Anglesey

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Conway Centres Anglesey

We offer high quality education aimed at encouraging creativity, providing opportunity & raising attainment.

Primary School Trip to London with Equity

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Primary School Trip to London with Equity

Our primary school trips to London will offer your students the best opportunity to learn about the influence that London had on world-famous writers. Whether it's wandering through the urban settings found in novels, visiting Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, or understanding how London's history influenced...


Stratford Overnight English & History Trip with Equity

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Stratford Overnight English & History Trip with Equity

Learning more about the life of Shakespeare will allow students to better understand his works. Where better than the town of his birth to study the man and his legacy.

Immersive Storytelling

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Immersive Storytelling

These workshops help children develop basic skills and a love for creative expression. We also provide INSET courses for teachers who want to develop their own skills for engaging students across the curriculum from science to religion, as these skills are universal and extremely effective!

Inspire Reading for Pleasure

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Inspire Reading for Pleasure

Even before the IoE proved reading for pleasure has "powerful influence on children’s cognitive development," schools were thanking us for inspiring their learners to read. Whether EY phonics, KS2 comprehension, or GCSE comparison of author styles, the motivation for learning begins with enjoyment. By...

Museum of Liverpool

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Museum of Liverpool

Liverpool's Best Buildings KS1 - Students will listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers, and ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge. They will build their vocabulary, articulate and justify answers and opinions, and give descriptions and explanations for...


Roald Dahl

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Roald Dahl

Our Roald Dahl days are available in two formats and are a great way for the children to explore the author and his works Format one: LEARN AND PRESENT One class of children work together all day, learning all about Roald Dahl and creating a performance to be proud of. The performance, which is...

Cyber Attack: A code breaking challenge

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Cyber Attack: A code breaking challenge

The students will have to use a cypher wheel, amongst other methods, to decipher the challenges presented to them. The challenges that are presented to the students require them to navigate the use of written text which needs deciphering for them to move forward with the overall exercise. Reading...

free tripThe Royal Parks

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The Royal Parks

Arghh, avast me hearties! With a wrecked ship, students will have to put all their cross-curricular skills to the test in order to make it across the park and onto the pirate ship in The Diana Memorial Playground.

Enhancing Active Learning with Drama Workshops
Spring Term 2019 English Workshops

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Social and emotional wellbeing through storytelling
Spring Term 2019 English Day Trips

Learn how a school trip to Shrek's Adventure! can support communication, imagination and social development.

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25 years of delivering workshops into schools
Spring Term 2019 English Workshops

Theatre Workshops tell us how delivering workshops into schools has changed over the past 25 yeas.

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Creative Writing for School Groups
Spring Term 2020 English Residential

Arvon are passionate about working with schools to create residential creative writing courses.

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NEW Workshops Onsite and Online
Autumn Term 2020 English Workshops

The Drama Hut are excited to be bringing fun, educational workshops back to schools this autumn, supporting children in their learning

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Jack and the Beanstalk: A Touring School Pantomime for Christmas 2023!
Autumn Term 2023 English Workshops

ReachOut Educate are proud to present this year's Touring Pantomime - Jack and the Beanstalk! Available for in-school performances December

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Storytelling Makes Learning EPIC!
Spring Term 2024 English Workshops

Epic's programmes are designed to raise reading and writing standards in schools, but also help schools deliver knowledge-rich lessons

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