News from www.ukschooltrips.co.uk
25 January 2021
Dear Educational Visits Co-ordinator,
I would love to be wishing you a happy new year but it’s not the positive start to 2021 we hoped for. I know we are all getting weary now and that for teachers organising remote learning, as well as keeping schools open for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children, it is a major challenge and totally exhausting. I also know that a lot of school trip and workshop providers have been without income now for nearly a year and are really worried and struggling. I feel positive that with the vaccination programme underway by spring we will finally be in more positive position and I will be able to share good news and happy times.
Thankyou for all of your interaction over this time and for all of the lovely well wishes and kind support we have received from our site users and customers.
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Below is our latest UK School Trips news
Thankyou to Eve Shrimpton for her update on #saveoutdoored campaign:
The campaign to #SaveOutdoorEd continues into the new year. As we creep towards the one-year anniversary of many centres’ last visiting groups and as the country suffers through more lockdowns and pressure on the NHS, outdoor centres are still waiting for support from the government. Looking to the other side of the current lockdown, the government cannot allow the rest of the economy to reopen while leaving outdoor centres officially ‘open’ but unable to welcome school groups as they did after the first lockdown. We are asking that centres are either open and allowed to welcome school groups or closed with full financial support to do so, the effective closure that the sector has suffered has already done untold damage to the industry. This cannot be allowed to continue. We are asking for: -Urgent funding for all outdoor centres across the UK -Clarity on at what stage and how school trips will resume.
You can help by signing these petitions calling for funding:
Writing to The Education Secretary: Gavin Williamson
Writing to the Secretary for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Oliver Dowden
Writing to your own MP: Click Here
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR CHOSEN VENUE OF THE MONTH!
Now is a great time to plan and book future residentials with our venue of the month YHA due to their Covid-19 Flexibility Guarantee, extra safety measures and fixed pricing until February 2023.
Click here for: Flexibility Guarantee
If your school is unable to do overnight residentials at the moment, then how about a: YHA Day Stay
They are day activities that are national curriculum-linked for all abilities, delivered in the great outdoors and your school has the choice of what the day will look like. At YHA they are dedicated to creating unique experiences for young people to explore, grow and enjoy nature in England and Wales’ most spectacular locations.
Click here to: Book Now
NATIONWIDE DAY ACTIVITY Visits
Coming soon from Kingswood – Exciting New Day Visits:
They are shaking things up and squeezing the best bits of a Kingswood Residential into a brilliant day of adventure for schools and groups. Days cost from just £35 per child and include:
Four amazing activities from a choice of 3 programmes.
Challenge Academy Adventure Hub West Midlands
Bring your school or educational bubble group and tackle over 30 different ground-based challenges on our brand-new obstacle course...test your balance, determination and physical skills and race against others to see who can complete the course in the quickest time.
We are excited to announce the following new partnership
AQUA EXPLORER by AQUALEASE – North West, Yorkshire, West Midlands
The professional staff and marine rangers behind the Aqua Explorer Workshop deliver engaging hands-on activities where students can get close and personal with rock pool species, such as mussels and crabs. This extraordinary rock pool experience compiles 7,723 miles of British coastline into one small, digestible learning session. The talk provided by their marine rangers encourages children to use their initiative to work within a team to share ideas and discuss various topics surrounding native species and their coastline habitats.
online interactive workshops
We have launched a new section to support with remote learning and social distancing when you are back in school. You can see the full selection via this link: Click for more details
Here is a selection of providers that you can find in online interactive workshops:
Shepton Mallet Prison Jailhouse Tours
Students can further their understanding of crime and punishment throughout history. In order to engage the students, these tours are very interactive and include fully immersive prisoner experiences.
Shrewsbury Prison Jailhouse Tours
A Victorian jail decommissioned in 2013, where they are passionate about maintaining the history and heritage whilst providing a fantastic educational platform. They support with studying crime and punishment through the ages, Victorian History, capital punishment, rehabilitation and the effects of crime on the victims and families.
Dance Days Educational Dance Workshops
Pupils have the chance to learn through over 30 different dance styles, many of which link directly to school projects and topics. This is particularly popular for schools hosting multicultural events. This can be done online with a special offer subscription whilst schools are remote learning.
A-Life Interactive health and wellbeing workshops
Engaging & fun as well as being packed full of curriculum. Celebrating their 17th year, they have brought the curriculum to life for over 1 million children, teaching them about their bodies through our multi-sensory activities. There are lots of online choices to support you during remote learning.
Fashion Enter – The Factory Tour
Book a virtual tour for remote learning and be conducted through every step of the garment process to help create a brand that is ethical, sustainable and competitively made in the United Kingdom.
The Jewish Museum London
Their award-winning schools’ workshops are designed for students to gain knowledge and understanding about Judaism as a living faith and as part of a long cultural and historical heritage. This can be accessed through an online Virtual Classrooms session.
Immersive Experiences Planetarium Workshops
With decades of experience, they offer a fully integrated and immersive virtual reality experience for schools, which brings learning and entertainment together and offers over 100 programmes covering 15 themes in multiple languages.