The Perks of Being a Teacher
17 Oct 2017, 13:58
Being a teacher is a bit like Marmite, you either love it or hate it. Teaching is no easy feat but when you have the passion for educating children and inspiring young minds, you soon realise the many perks of the job.
1. School Holidays
Yes yes, we know, it's not the only reason you do it. You have to work long hours, long weeks and often weekends in order to earn your school holidays. But when those half terms come around, boy are they deserved and embraced! Some people are enticed into teaching for the school holidays alone, others simply enjoy the added perk of regular weeks off.
2. Inspiring Young Futures
We know the main reason teachers work so tirelessly and thanklessly is for the future of your young, aspiring students. To be an influential part of the way a student can understand the world, a new language, a problem or a friendship is both empowering and rewarding. Without teachers, none of us would have come as far as we have today. Most of us have no idea just how life-changing that teacher was when you were learning, but hopefully you do.
3. Friends for Life
Aside from the many fantastic friendships you'll make with students, there are few bonds like the ones you make with fellow teachers. When you have a difficult day, the type of day where you feel like crawling into the stationary cupboard and crying into a desk tidy, your fellow teachers will pull you through because they were there only yesterday. They know how it feels when your lesson didn't go to plan, or when Eric disrupted the entire class and you couldn't regain their focus. Your fellow teachers will pull you through the bad days and celebrate the good days!
4. The Chance to Travel for Free
Aside from the school holidays when personal travel is an option, teachers also have the added option of going on amazing school trips all over the world. It doesn't matter if you are a language, science, geography or music teacher, there are school trips across Europe & Worldwide for every subject, designed to educate and inspire students and teachers a like. And guess what - teachers go free.
5. Earn Free Holidays & Merchandise
As if the amazing school trips around the world weren't enough, with Voyager School Travel you can also earn loyalty points on every school trip you book. With your loyalty points, you can save your point to claim free family adventure holidays, weekends in the Ardeche, long weekends in France and more! Do you book your school trips annually anyway? Watch your points mount up quickly and get back even more than you bargained for - learn more.
We may have been a little brash and assumptive here. Teachers have many reasons why they go into teaching, why they stay and why they still love it (it's not usually just for the free pens). But if you aren't sure of your reason - make it the chance to travel the world and earn prizes on your school trips with Voyager School Travel!
Voyager School Travel offer school visits to France, Spain, Germany, Iceland, Morocco, India, Vietnam, the USA and just about every other place you can think of. We provide educational school trips across the whole curriculum, including language, science, geography, music, drama, religious education and more. We also specialise in school ski trips and residential adventure school trips.
All of our school trips are eligible for our loyalty programme (including any trips booked last year) - so why not book your next school trip with Voyager School Travel now? Go on - #BeThatTeacher!