The true benefits of Educational School Trips
28 Oct 2016 15:04
Going on a school trip can literally be a life changing event, spark lifelong interests and hobbies, allow students to make new friendships and create memories they’ll treasure forever.
Learning outside the classroom is also an important part of children and young people's educational development. Not only do these trips assist with learning new skills, it gives them new responsibilities and provides personal, social and educational experiences that are not provided from the standard classroom.
Outdoor activities, educational cultural visits and immersing young people in Language within a new country (see our French, Spanish or German immersion school trips) allows children to share their new experiences and to solve problems alongside their peers. They also teach them to become more aware of risk, safety and personal responsibility in controlled and supervised conditions.
- Kinaesthetic learning; proven to be a successful learning style in which learning takes place by the students carrying out physical activities, rather than listening to a lecture or watching demonstrations
- Historical facts, biology and physics can be experienced first-hand on a school trip
What Ofsted says
According to Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education), learning outside the classroom makes a clear contribution to the learning and development of young people.
"When planned and implemented well, learning outside the classroom contributed significantly to raising standards and improving pupils' personal, social and emotional development." Learning Outside the Classroom: How far should you go? Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) (2008)
School Trips with a difference
At Voyager we provide the very best in Language, Educational, Adventure and Ski School trips, #theVoyagerDifference is our promise that you can trust us to deliver the very best. Over 80% of our schools re-book and all have great things to say about their trips with us take a look!
If you’re thinking of getting a quote for school trip, get in touch today. You’ll be under no obligation however we’re confident you’ll be happy with what we provide. Be that teacher they all remember – get in touch today!