how to plan a school trip

Each new school term we add a range of new articles designed to give teachers and party leaders inspiration for their next school trip. For a range of topic ideas from workshops to overseas tours, check out the articles below.


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STEM done coding workshops
Autumn Term 2019 Workshops

The STEMdones workshop gives students an introduction to drones through code and algorithms, and principals in engineering and physics

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Education Programmes Jailhouse Tours
Autumn Term 2019 Day Trips

Jailhouse Tours life inside a Victorian Prison. Get the low down on crime and punishment, laws and the justice system at jailhouse tours.

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The Camp Hill Estate - Outdoor Outcome Led Experiences
Autumn Term 2019 Residential

We talk to Camp Hill their residential activity centre and how they create an all-encompassing programme for every young person

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Ski Trip Support and Advice
Autumn Term 2019 Ski Trips

Whether you are organising your first school ski trip or a seasoned party leader we've put together a list of helpful information and advice

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Workshops at Drayton Manor Zoo
Autumn Term 2019 Day Trips

Discover how multi-sensory learning experiences at Drayton Manor can benefit your class during a school trip.

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Jersey School Tour
Autumn Term 2019 Overseas

Sweet Chariot have taken hundreds of tours to Jersey opening up opportunities for schools with its itineraries.

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Educational Visits to Compton Verney
Autumn Term 2019 Day Trips

Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park is a magical treasure trove for your students to plunder

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STEM coding workshops
Autumn Term 2019 Workshops

STEMbotics gives students an introduction to the world of STEM with opportunities to design, build and code their own unique robots

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Better Communication and Team Work at Sealyham
Autumn Term 2019 Day Trips

Sealyham encourage students to develop lively enquiring minds, logical thought, communication & team work.

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School Ski trips to the Italian Dolomites
Autumn Term 2019 Ski Trips

Have you ever considered taking your school skiing under the azure skies of the Italian Dolomites?

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Inspire your students to take up a career in STEM at CERN
Autumn Term 2019 Overseas

Find out how CERN could be the answer to igniting your students' interest in the world of STEM

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School History Tours Poland
Autumn Term 2019 Overseas

Historic student study tour to Poland taking in Auschwitz, Krakow and Warsaw. History and culture for GCSE pupils.

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Wildlife Discoveries & Habitats at Sandwell Valley
Autumn Term 2019 Day Trips

So, you are thinking of a trip to fit in with your science topic: Habitats, the RSPB can help with that.

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Ufton Court Children's Charity
Autumn Term 2019 Day Trips

Ufton is an innovative charity that aims to change children's lives through challenging and inspirational learning outside the classroom.

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Biology and Wildlife at Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Summer Term 2019 Day Trips

Your class can explore climatic-themed glasshouses and 15 acres of landscaped gardens exploring a range of biology and wildlife topics.

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New Educational Programmes at Cotswold Farm Park
Spring Term 2019 Day Trips

Beth, the new education officer at Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park, shares exciting changes that are happening at the farm this year.

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Organic Farming and Healthy Eating at Bore Place
Summer Term 2019 Residential

Bore Place in Kent use the national curriculum to teach school groups about organic farming, food chains and learning outside the classroom.

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Residential outdoor learning in Scotland
Summer Term 2019 Residential

How a small family run company offering sailing lessons grew into one of Scotland's premier residential activity centres

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Class Trip to an Airport
Summer Term 2019 Day Trips

Let your class climb aboard a real aircraft, whilst learning about the different job roles that help ensure the airport runs smoothly.

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Team Building Activity Days with WiseUp
Summer Term 2019 Workshops

At WiseUp, pupils learn and build on a wide variety of personal development skills, including communication, team work and resilience.

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Team Building & Bushcraft at WiseUP
Summer Term 2019 Workshops

WiseUP's mobile team building workshops are designed to address the difficulties of taking groups of students out of school...

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Skills for Life
Summer Term 2019 Residential

UKSA talk about their Skills for Life (S4L) framework measuring personal development whilst on a residential visit at UKSA

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Seven Years at the MAD Museum
Summer Term 2019 Day Trips

The MAD Museum's impact on school groups and the creative way in which they work.

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Bespoke Science Workshops for Schools
Summer Term 2019 Workshops

Bespoke hands on school science workshops offer primary school children a creative and immersive learning experience.

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What are Ski Clubhotels?
Summer Term 2019 Ski Trips

Not sure what a clubhotel is? Find out what makes clubhotels a great option for school skiing trips.

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25 years of delivering workshops into schools
Spring Term 2019 Workshops

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

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Medieval History topics at Warwick Castle
Spring Term 2019 Day Trips

The exciting new Falconers Quest show compliments Warwick Castle's Medieval History learning workshops for School Groups

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Advantages of taking a ski trip outside peak season
Spring Term 2019 Ski Trips

We speak with Darren at Atlas Adventure about some of the benefits of taking a trip outside of the standard February Half term.

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Social and emotional wellbeing through storytelling
Spring Term 2019 Day Trips

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

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Switzerland for Ski School Trips
Spring Term 2019 Ski Trips

Safe, quiet, great snow conditions - a destination for ski school trips that you probably never thought about? - Switzerland!

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Water Sports for experiential learning
Spring Term 2019 Residential

Simon at Crosby Lakeside talks to us about using outdoor activities and watersports to help deliver experiential learning environments.

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Field Studies Council 2019
Spring Term 2019 Residential

Jess from the Field Studies Council talks to us about the latest exciting new changes and events taking place throughout 2019.

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Using technology to bring subjects to reality, virtually
Spring Term 2019 Workshops

Virtual Reality is changing the way we teach topics like science and history. We interview the UKs leading VR school workshop company.

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Overseas STEM study tours
Spring Term 2019 Overseas

Learn about some great European STEM trips and how the experience can significantly enhance students' learning beyond the classroom.

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How to plan a ski trip
Spring Term 2019 Ski Trips

Ski Adaptable give us an insight into the key things to consider and what to expect when booking a School Ski Trip for the first time.

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Enhancing Active Learning with Drama Workshops
Spring Term 2019 Workshops

Active learning is a great way for students to engage with a specific topic, how does The Drama Hut make sure their workshops deliver this?

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Enhancing Soft Skills on an Overseas Tour
Summer Term 2019 Overseas

Soft skills are important in achieving success in life. Group activities develop social skills, opportunities for wider personal development

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Five reasons to visit Slovenia
Summer Term 2019 Overseas

Slovenia remains a relatively undiscovered gem of a destination for school groups. Find out what makes it so special.

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The lure of Iceland for school groups
Spring Term 2019 Overseas

Find out what makes Iceland so popular and tips on how to get the most out of your Iceland school trip.

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The 3 P's of school trips
Spring Term 2019 Overseas

Molly at STA Travel guides us through the stages teachers need to go through when booking an overseas trip.

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