june e-Newsletter 2024

Welcome

Dear Educators and School Trip Enthusiasts,

What a fantastic year it has been so far. Thanks to so many of you using  www.ukschooltrips.co.uk to plan your school and educational trips and workshops we have had a very impressive 416,926 site events from January to May. This is more than double the same time in 2023 when it was 205,334 (and we thought this was amazing!) so this year is beyond what we could ever have dreamt. We are so grateful.

Here’s to working together to foster a lifelong love for bringing learning to life.

I’m super excited to share our new Worldwide section with a fantastic new School Trip Partner based in South Africa:

Worldwide

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AFRICAN INSIGHT ACADEMY – South Africa

Under the African Sky.

African Insight Academy sparks a love for nature like no other. Under African skies, it is within the game reserves of Africa that the most precious worldly gifts, a sense of spiritual connection between human beings, animals and the land is built. It is the exploration in Africa that gives children, our youth, a new dimension to travel that allows them to not only explore a completely new country diverse in fauna and flora, but the inner dimensions of humanness. Dive into the rich tapestry of African culture, history, and natural beauty. Ignite your passion for learning about this fascinating region.

Find out more and contact them directly for best value and great support:

https://www.ukschooltrips.co.uk/african-insight-academy-south-africa/

First, I would like to introduce you to Venue of the Month:

VENUE OF THE MONTH!

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Make lifelong memories with YHA – Across England and Wales

YHA offer unforgettable school residentials to inspire pupils to achieve extraordinary things while improving teamwork, communication, personal achievement, and life skills. They create an inclusive space for young people to thrive through hands-on experiences in breathtaking places.

They believe every child should have the same chance to discover, explore and grow. That’s why they’re committed to providing bursary support for eligible schools through their support for schools.

In addition, they offer a 25% discount for winter residentials and midweek stays which enable your group to benefit from unique things to do, smaller crowds, beautiful scenery and a cosy atmosphere. See dates and full details on the following link:

Click for Winter Special Offer 

south east

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OUT OF BOUNDS – West Sussex

They offer a fantastic array of indoor and outdoor hands-on activities for young people, that are unique, fun, and stimulating. They have something to suit everyone in your group and their days trips support physical and mental health, build confidence and are great for team building or reward trips. They cater for all ages and needs, plus provide exclusive SEND sessions. They offer exclusive venue hire for a capacity of over 100 students.

Their popular School Trip Day Ticket includes a variety of exciting activities throughout the day, with reduced rates for School/Group bookings of 15 plus, starting from only £23 per person, and Individual activities or Half Day Trips start from as little as £4.40 per person.

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UK SAILING ACADEMY (UKSA) – Isle of Wight

This leading Watersports Centre is based in Cowes and every year they welcome over 6,000 beneficiaries from schools and groups on a residential or non-residential basis. From day visits to 3-day or 5-day residential trips there is something for all.

Fun-packed Watersports and team building programmes offer the perfect options for year 6 transition breaks, year 7 and 8 team building visits or career insights for 14–17-year-olds. With everything you need onsite, UKSA offers fun, safe, and engaging experiences ensuring everyone has a great time.

UKSA welcome students with additional needs and use the water as a catalyst for positive outcomes. Learn to sail, kayak, windsurf or paddleboard. Or choose raft building and on-the-water team building activities. Visits can also be tailored to include RYA and BC qualifications.

Contact UKSA today – schools@uksa.org   Find out more:

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london

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BRIDGE COMMAND – SE1

This new immersive gaming experience takes place on a star ship and is an exciting mix of interactive storytelling and gaming technology. The Bridge Command starships are fully interactive and allow a group of participants to co-operatively fly their own starship, managing all its systems together as a team.

This is a powerful teamworking experience, where a whole group must work together to survive the perils of space, complete a mission, and return in one piece. Learning to fly the starships together is challenging and explores near-future science concepts of energy generation and faster-than-light travel.

This is the closest you can get to traveling between the stars whilst still remaining safely on planet earth.

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GO LASER TAG – London / Surrey CR3 0HB

Special Offer: Teachers Play FREE (1 teacher for every 10 students)

A visit here is a great way to motivate & reward your students, as well as build teamwork, confidence, and communication, whilst having an awesome time together in the outdoors in a unique forest environment. Their Private Midweek School Packages all are fully inclusive with food and full use 3 Laser Tag guns.

Just like Paintball, Outdoor Laser Tag is an amazing activity to help build unity, improve communication, and teach your students usable skills as they work together throughout a session, by completing challenges or achieving set objectives as a team.

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GO PAINTBALL – London / Surrey CR3 0HB

Special Offer: 20% Off – Exclusive for School Events only!

Run by the former UK #1 Paintball player, Go Paintball have professionally designed all of their game maps to encourage heightened teamwork and communication in order to achieve set objectives. On a visit here your students will learn to work together and build communication and confidence in one another by encountering and completing challenges together, all whilst having a blast playing Paintball together at this scenic forest venue!

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west midlands

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BLACKWELL ADVENTURE – Worcestershire

This fantastic outdoor activity centre caters for students of all ages and abilities, and offers both day trips and residential experiences filled with exhilarating activities such as climbing, water sports, and bushcraft. They provide a safe and engaging environment where students can connect with nature, develop crucial life skills, and enjoy a wide range of activities under the supervision of highly trained instructors.

Their accommodation options include a Manor House, Glamping Pod Villages, and the Pikes Pool Bell Tent village. They also offer beautifully maintained camping areas. With 24/7 support from dedicated staff, exceptional catering bespoke educational sessions aligned with the national curriculum, Blackwell Adventure ensures a memorable and enriching experience that students will cherish long after they return to the classroom.

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east midlands

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MOUNT COOK – Derbyshire

Based on the edge of the Peak District, Mount Cook Adventure Centre offers a range of exciting outdoor activities on residential trips for Primary and Secondary schools. Highly trained instructors deliver sessions such as rock climbing, abseiling, zip wire and archery that are designed around improving resilience and self-confidence or teamwork and cohesion. Their newest activity, the Via Ferrata is unique in Derbyshire – an 80 metre long traverse across the real rock face of a disused quarry, giving your students a memorable new experience.

The modern, made for purpose centre is environmentally friendly and comfortable, with ensuite bedrooms and no more than 6 people to a bedroom. Alternatively, glamping pods accommodation adds a fun twist to a residential trip! Mount Cook is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a small friendly team who will support your school every step of the way, from first enquiry until you leave the site.

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THE NATIONAL HOLOCAUST CENTRE AND MUSEUM – Nottinghamshire

Learning programmes teaching about the Holocaust are delivered at a beautiful garden museum to build knowledge and encourage critical thinking. Students experience interactive activities to understand the challenges of antisemitism and online hate. All students have access to the museum collections and hear testimony from their family of Holocaust survivors.

In addition, the museum education team can come to your school and deliver to your students for either a half or full day. Bringing their expertise and creativity, they provide access to the museum collections and the testimony of their family of Holocaust survivors.

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north west

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NATIONAL MUSEUMS – Liverpool

A fantastic selection of curriculum-linked school workshops is offered across five museums and galleries at National Museums Liverpool. Sessions are led by experienced facilitators who use fascinating collections, inspiring exhibitions, and amazing stories to engage your students. All educational workshops can be adapted for special educational needs.

World Museum: Home to millions of incredible objects and boasts a planetarium and aquarium. As well as workshops about outer space and sea life, there are sessions on Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Greece and Rome.

Museum of Liverpool: Explores the city’s fascinating and diverse history. You’ll find sessions on Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, the Victorians, Liverpool’s architecture, trade and industry, and local transport.

Maritime Museum: Learn about RMS Titanic, its connections to Liverpool, and the stories of its passengers. Workshops can be booked in conjunction with a self-led visit to the museum’s ‘Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story’ exhibition.

The International Slavery Museum: Tours alongside workshops exploring the impacts and legacies of transatlantic slavery.

Walker Art Gallery: Creative, hands-on gallery tours as well as detailed sessions on subjects like portraiture and Greek mythology.

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