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Human geography is the less obvious half of the school subject for many people. Volcanoes spewing lava and ice-shelves ejecting bergs into the Southern Ocean are part of what make physical geography a very visual subject. But with human geography you often have to look a lot closer to discover the mechanics that shape population growth and development. Human geography, whether from a historical perspective, or modern day, is concerned with land use and the balance between urban and rural development, with population demographics such as migration or birth rates, it also looks at the pressures and opportunities caused by tourism, and the characteristics of economics and globalisation.

In fact, once you start looking, you will see it everywhere. A cursory glance at today's news headlines includes EU fishing regulations and how they will affect the future of the Scottish industry, the impact of global food prices following poor harvests around the globe, and fears in Wales about how increases in flooding could negatively affect tourism.

When you are teaching the subject, fieldwork is a vital part of helping students to understand how complicated processes take place. You can learn the theory of everything you need to pass an exam, while sitting in a classroom, but you only really start to understand a subject when you marry that written knowledge with first hand experience.

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Coca-Cola London Eye


We literally take learning to new heights but before you board your classroom in the sky, we recommend that you begin your journey through the human and physical geography of London within your four classroom walls. Free to download on our website, we have planned out some unforgettable lessons that reinforce important aspects of the curriculum. Your class will start with a game of Landmark Detective Files before getting creative with ideas and concepts for their very own attraction. To finish they will reflect post visit as they compare and contrast changing skylines. We are also Accredited with 'The LOtC Quality Badge', offering teachers a guarantee that not only is a venue providing the sort of educational value that they can build on in class long after the visit but they also...

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All UK Regions
English, History, Geography, Prehistory, Human Geography, Food, SEN, Design Technology, Ancient Civilisations


Chocolate Collective facilitate chocolate workshops that are a fantastic introduction into the world of chocolate. Our tailored, interactive workshops inspire pupils and teach them new skills either as an after-school activity or as part of a Nation...

Chocolate Collective
The Deep
The Deep
★★★★★

Yorkshire
Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Performing Arts, Art, Wildlife, SEN


The Deep aquarium has over 5000 animals including sharks, penguins and turtles. The subsidised package includes time in the exhibition, a reserved lunch space, secure bag storage, on-site parking and a choice of over 50 workshops and presentations. ...

The Deep
★★★★★

South West
Science, Geography, PSHE, Food, Farm, Wildlife, Biology, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Design Technology, Physical Education


Set on a working organic farm Magdalen provides a unqiue base for students, children and adults to explore the great outdoors. A range of tutor led activities are tailored to you and we provide high quality accommodation with homecooked meals. ...

Magdalen Farm

North
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


3 fantastic locations across the Lake District and Yorkshire offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Discover the mountain scenery of Blencathra, adventurous grounds of Castle Head or lakeside location of Malham Tarn. ...

Field Studies Council - North of England



South West
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies


High-quality Geography and Geology field studies for Key Stages 4 and 5 on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset. ...

Dorset Geography Residential

Midlands
English, History, Geography, Accommodation Only, Medieval, Tudors, Human Geography


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, boasting a restaurant and bar. ...

YHA Stratford

Midlands
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, PSHE, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Small family-run company crafting unique outdoor adventures because we understand that no two groups are the same. Work with us to build your experience exactly to the needs of your pupils. ...

Shropshire Bushcraft Residential

North
History, Geography, Music, Art, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Human Geography, Physical, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN


Brilliant Liverpool Tours organise inspiring tours around the second Port of the British Empire. Georgian & Victorian England is experienced around a busy sea port, the Royal Albert Dock, the World Heritage Waterfront & Port Sunlight Village. ...

Brilliant Liverpool Tours

Midlands
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Physical Education


Our fantastic Midlands locations are Preston Montford in Shropshire and Bishops Wood in Worcestershire. Both offer fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. The locations are easy to reach while offering access to beautiful countryside....

Field Studies Council - Midlands

East of England
Science, Geography, Human Geography, Chemistry, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


Flatford Mill in Suffolk offers fieldwork for all ages from its fascinating, historic location. Day and residential trips available at this Field Studies Council location. ...

Field Studies Council - East Anglia
★★★★★

All UK Regions
History, Geography, Vikings, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Human Geography, Physical, SEN


Sally Spade, an enthusiastic explorer and writer, is keen to share her knowledge and love of famous explorers and exciting countries she has visited on her travels. This is a whistle stop tour and perfect accompaniment to your KS1 geography topic. ...

Around The World'-A Geographical Adventure!

Midlands
History, Geography, Wildlife, Prehistory, Saxons, Biology, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN


A range of outdoor, hands on activities to enrich curriculum learning. Set in the beautiful venue of Forestry England's Wyre Forest. Activities promote SMSC and PHSE outcomes too. ...

Curriculum Enrichment - Outdoor Learning

Midlands
Science, History, Geography, Wildlife, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Twentieth Century


Why is white chocolate white but milk chocolate brown? Which plant makes both furniture and clothes? Which birds roam free around the grounds? Discover these answers and much more as you explore our spectacular glasshouses and beautiful gardens! ...

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History
★★★★★

All UK Regions
Science, History, Geography, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, SEN


Dan Tastic Education brings history to life with incredible Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired to read, write & enjoy learning by having a 'real' historical character visit the school with a vast array of props & tales of exciting adventures! ...

Dan Tastic History
★★★★★

All UK Regions
History, Geography, Saxons, Human Geography


We provide an insight in to the every day environment you would typically find in an Anglo-Saxon village. Through our unique atmosphere and our fascinating dispays, the village is a must for any pupils studying ...

Anglo-Saxon Village

London & South East
Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Twentieth Century


A day trip to the stunning Isle of Wight is only a short ferry crossing away! With only a small stretch of water between you and the island, the Isle of Wight offers a truly unique experience and can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! ...

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

Wales
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


4 fantastic locations across North and South Wales offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Discover the mountain scenery of Rhyd-y-creuau, gorgeous coastlines of Dale Fort and Orielton or wonderful parkland surrounding Margam...

Field Studies Council - Wales
★★★★★

North East
Science, History, Geography, Accommodation Only, Romans, Vikings, Physics, Human Geography, Physical Education


Ideal for history lovers, this super-equipped hostel offers the ideal base for school trips in the fabulous city of York. ...

YHA York

London & South East
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


Five fantastic locations in the South East offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. The choice of day and residential centres include a huge range of excellent urban and rural field sites from Box Hill to Bushy Park. ...

Field Studies Council - London South East
★★★★★

East of England
Science, Geography, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


Based on the North Norfolk coast, Holt Hall provides a residential experience for up to 70 students and 8 staff on a private estate of 75 acres of woodland and gardens. It provides opportunities to learn outside the classroom and develop new skills. ...

Holt Hall Environmental & Outdoor Learning Centre

Scotland
Science, Geography, Wildlife, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies


Discover the wonders of the sea at Deep Sea World - Scotland's National Aquarium. Situated under the Iconic Forth Rail Bridge Deep Sea World is home to over 4,000 sea creatures from Starfish to Sand Tiger Sharks there is something for everyone! ...

Deep Sea World Education

Scotland
History, Geography, Human Geography, Twentieth Century


The Scottish Maritime Museum contains exhibitions and collections that tell the story of that great maritime tradition. The sites have a collection of vessels that represent 150 years history. ...

Scottish Maritime Museum

Wales
Science, Biology, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Physical Education


Our TYF Mission is to encourage pupils to live long and adventurous lives whilst appreciating nature and the environment. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park provides us with the perfect setting - stunning beaches, sea cliffs and abundant wildlife....

TYF

East Midlands
Chemistry, History, Medieval, Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies


Built soon after the Norman Conquest in 1066 by William Peveril, Peveril Castle is a dramatic Norman castle overlooking Hope Valley and Cave Dale in Derbyshire. Book a free school visit to explore with your class....

Peveril Castle

Wales
Citizenship, History, Geography, Physical Education, Wildlife, Watersports, SEN, Human Geography, Fieldstudies


Conwy on the North Wales coast is set in the historic medieval walled town. The castle its self overlooks the important crossing for the Conwy river. It is a really fantastic location just on the edge of town, but within easy walking distance of town...

Pro-Active Adventure Conwy

All UK Regions
English, Geography, SEN, Human Geography


Bring Geography to life with our 'Around the World' VR workshop. We split your class into small groups and they compete to identify the country, city and landmark shown through the VR headsets! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Around the World VR Quiz

South West
Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Human Geography, Twentieth Century


Located on the historic site of the one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country, housed in 2 acres of listed buildings, Geevor's outstanding collections tell the story of Cornwall's industrial minin ...

Geevor Tin Mine

London & South East
English, Maths, Science, Physics, Biology, History, Tudors, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Art, Wildlife, SEN


Connect with nature and learn about the park environment, wildlife and heritage with hands-on practical activities in Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. We offer a wide range of safe, secure and fun outdoor learning experiences for all ages. ...

The Royal Parks

Wales
Science, History, Geography, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Celts, Romans, Biology, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


We offer outstanding outdoor experiences taught through challenge, creativity & curiosity. Experience the creative curriculum through high quality activities, enjoy sole use of our inspiring setting, beautiful accommodation & experienced staff team....

Naturesbase

East Midlands
Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Industrial, Victorian, Design Technology, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Performing Arts, Music, PSHE


Step into the past! Experience what it was like to live and work in this unique Victorian pumping station A Temple to Water is a day-long, immersive drama experience, exploring local history, engineering, science, & contemporary environmental issues....

Papplewick Pumping Station Museum

All UK Regions
Science, Geography, Physical Education, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography


Residential fieldwork created specifically for International Baccalaureate Diploma students in geography, biology and ESS. Field Studies Council has a network of UK Centres to choose from, many with easy transport links for UK and major airports. ...

International Baccalaureate Diploma

London & South East
Design Technology, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography


Observe London’s iconic landscape from a unique classroom in the sky. Discover the city's geographical and historical features and analyse London’s changing architecture and its impact. ...

Coca-Cola London Eye

East Midlands
Citizenship, History, Geography, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Victorian, Human Geography, SEN


Oakham Castle is a Norman Great hall built between 1180 and 1190 and used for over 800 years as a court. Our Immersive Education Sessions place the children right in the heart of the history they are learning about. ...

Oakham Castle

London & South East
Science, Biology, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Wildlife


Rivers and Environmental Issues is an exciting day of learning activities in the classroom and on the river foreshore. Pupils take part in river-dipping, identify birds and invertebrates, observe river features and use equipment to record data. ...

River Habitats & Environmental Change

Wales
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Science, Biology, History, Prehistory, Physical Education, PSHE, Wildlife, Bushcraft


Small family-run company crafting unique outdoor adventures because we understand that no two groups are the same. Work with us to build your experience exactly to the needs of your pupils. ...

North Wales Bushcraft Residential

South West
Science, Geography, Human Geography, Chemistry, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


A choice of locations in Devon and Somerset offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Slapton Ley and Start Bay close to the beach in south Devon and Nettlecombe Court in beautiful countryside surroundings near Exmoor. ...

Field Studies Council - South West

Scotland
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology


High-quality Geography and Geology field studies for Key Stages 4 and 5 in the mountains and on the coast of the North West Highlands. ...

Geography Scotland Residentials

Scotland
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


Two fantastic locations in Scotland offering Curriculum for Excellence linked fieldwork for all ages. Inspire your students at either Kindrogan, Perthshire, by the stunning Scottish Highlands, or Millport on the shores of the Isle of Cumbrae. ...

Field Studies Council - Scotland

North East
Science, History, Geography, Romans, Physics, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education


Brand new for 2017 – this state-of-the-art hostel is an exciting £14.8 million initiative created in partnership with the Northumberland National Park Authority. It is the ideal base for exploring the Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site. ...

YHA The Sill at Hadrians Wall

North
Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Victorian, Human Geography, SEN


We deliver a hands-on, local evidence based Stone Age/Pre-history day using in-house designed, engaging and unique resources. We can accommodate double classes. Our teacher feedback and repeat visit rates are excellent, come and try it for yourself! ...

History Trips

All UK Regions
English, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, worldwar, Geography, Human Geography, Bushcraft


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. ...

Portals To The Past

South West
Geography, Physical Education, Watersports, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN


Based in picturesque Christchurch Harbour, a SSSI nature reserve. This college-owned centre offers bespoke trips for Outdoor Adventurous Activities and Field Studies. We use highly qualified instructors and are fully accredited by ALLA, LOTC & RYA....

Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre

Wales
Citizenship, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN


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

Wales
Science, Geography, Physics, Biology, Human Geography Geography Geography, Fieldstudies


The Estate is an ideal location for studying topics such as biodiversity, conservation, woodland ecology and management issues, as well as the conflicts and benefits of the construction of dams. ...

Elan Valley

London & South East
English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


Do you like the idea of teaching your curriculum while your students minds are wide open? When better for them to learn than during the fun of your school trip? We are the Island Classroom, where you can combine fun with education in a unique way. ...

The Island Classroom


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