The Benefits Of An Educational School Trip
The classroom provides structure, limits, and authority and although this is the same for school trips, the change of environment can really encourage your students to take in a lot more information without ever realising it.
School trips not only carry on the learning away from the classroom, they can also give your students new social responsibilities helping them with their development. They will be encouraged to work together as a team, solve problems together and alone, and become more aware of risks and safety in a supervised manner.
Now, where should you go?
Museums - They are here for us to learn, devoted primarily to informal education. It becomes near on impossible to leave a museum without having learned a single thing.
Zoos/Nature Parks - In addition to a zoo/nature park being a fun place to learn, there are many reasons they are effective educational tools. They can adapt to suit most subjects too. Anything from Geography to Science and Art to History.
Activity Centres - There are numerous activity centres in the UK dedicated to hosting school groups in particular. Getting your students into the outdoors and into nature can reap the rewards. It's something they really will talk about for a long time to come.
Castles - History, Art, and Architecture can be learned in abundance at a Castle/Cathedral visit. Going to the particular building they are learning about can really give vision to the goings on from all those years ago. They can put a real life picture to the way the history books tell these stories.
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