UK School Trips March e-Newsletter 2021
News from www.ukschooltrips.co.uk
14 April 2021
Thank you to all teachers and educators for your hard work and adaptability, you have been absolute hero’s under ever changing, challenging and very difficult circumstances. I know you will be very busy welcoming all children to join you back at school after many of them have been remote learning but if you are thinking of the future and looking to plan some UK Based trips for your class or group our website is bursting with school trip and workshops provider who would love to support you and offer you best value for booking directly with then: www.ukschooltrips.co.uk
If you are a school trip or workshop provider looking to get more bookings for later this year or 2022 now would be a great time to join us as a partner because 92% of teachers & educators book a term to a year in advance, so will be looking now for September term and 2022. I recently did a poll to find out how far in advance teachers and educators would normally book a school trip and 36.3% are incredibly organised, booking a year in advance, 55.8% book one or two terms in advance and only 8% leave it until the month before the trip. Here are the poll results:
We are currently offering 50% discount for your first year as a school trip or workshop provider partner. For details, please email email@example.com Take a look at our reviews and our media pack click below:
Thankyou to Eve Shrimpton for her latest update on the much needed #saveoutdoored campaign:
Much of society has been given an idea as to when they can get back to work, and back to doing the things they love, but what about school trips? At the moment there has been no change in guidance on school trips, but a review of the situation will be made in mid-March. We are of course hoping that we will soon be allowed to run the school trips that we have all missed so much over the last year, but in the meantime we carry on with our campaign!
As part of the #SaveOutdoorEd campaign we have launched our #MuddyPuddleChallenge to raise awareness of the situation that outdoor centres find themselves in, and to encourage people to sign our petition. We’d love to see your entries – all you have to do is:
http://1.Post a picture of video of yourself and/ or kids jumping around in muddy puddles with the #MuddyPuddleChallenge
2.Sign and share our petition
3.Nominate 3 friends to take on the challenge!
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WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR CHOSEN VENUE OF THE MONTH!
KINGSWOOD – An Inspiring Learning Company with 9 UK Centres
Return to adventure with Day Stays at Kingswood Centres later this year. For over 35 years, their transformative trips have encouraged young people to build confidence and resilience by taking on fun challenges. They provide unbeatable life changing experiences for everyone. This year they are focusing on day visits to ensure that children don’t miss out on the chance to develop their confidence, resilience and key life skills. Days cost from just £35 per child and include:
★ Four amazing activities from a choice of 3 programmes
Each of their centres offers something slightly different and you can find out more here: Venue of the Month
Here is a small selection of our school trip and workshops partners.
To search the full selection with your exact requirements and book direct for best value and lots of support click below:
Book now with YHA – Day Stays and Residential Trips
Improve your student’s wellbeing by planning a school trip that reconnects them to nature, works on team building skills and grows self-confidence. YHA offer activities such as archery, kayaking, orienteering, history packages and so much more. You can book your future school residentials with YHA, safe in the knowledge that they have a Covid-19 Flexibility Guarantee, extra safety measures and fixed pricing on YHA packages until February 2023
If your school is unable to do overnight residentials, then they also offer YHA Day Stays, national curriculum-linked day trips delivered in the great outdoors. They are led by knowledgeable YHA staff and offer something for all ages and abilities. Each activity is intended to improve skills, confidence, encourage strong friendships and help young people grow as individuals. Breathe in fresh country air, take in the beautiful surroundings and watch as your students try new challenges in a safe and supported space. Need some inspiration? Then explore the latest YHA school trips brochures
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF COMPUTING – Bletchley, Milton Keynes
This unique museum is at Bletchley Park, the home of the WW2 codebreakers. The computer museum is distinct from the heritage site. Their story starts with how the earliest computing machines allowed codebreakers to break the German codes. It is home to the world’s largest collection of working historic computers. From WW2 codebreaking machines to the world's oldest working electronic computer, it is the perfect place to engage students in STEM topics.
THE WINDING HOUSE HISTORY WORKSHOPS – Wales
The Winding House's award-winning learning programme brings to life the rich heritage of the South Wales valleys. Led by their Learning Officer (QTS), workshops will immerse your group in the history of South Wales. All workshops use hands on activities to take a deep dive into the real story of the valleys. This interactive approach offers a unique, visitor-centered perspective of Welsh history and heritage.
AQUA EXPLORER from AQUALEASE - Rock Pool experience – North West, Yorkshire and West Midlands
The Aqualease Rock Pool experience is an innovative service which has been cleverly and carefully developed by the company’s highly experienced marine rangers and their credible staff, to link in with many aspects of the national curriculum. It delivers information, activities and a remarkable hands-on experience right to the classroom desk. Pupils are able to enjoy two and a half hours of fascinating facts, combined with a chance to get up close and personal with rock pool species such as Mussels, Crabs, Blennies and Starfish.
RSPB WILD CHALLENGE AWARD
Wild Challenge award provides a perfect framework for learning and is open to all ages and abilities. Encourage your pupils to apply their curriculum knowledge outdoors in nature and support them to develop resilience and agency. RSPB Wild Challenge is an award programme containing 24 activities which can link to your curriculum learning. You can choose the most relevant activities and each one helps children to connect with and learn through nature. There are bronze, silver and gold awards to achieve depending on how many activities you do.