UK School Trips September e-Newsletter
News from www.ukschooltrips.co.uk
28 September 2020
Dear Educational Visits Co-ordinator,
On behalf of our team I would like to thank all teachers and educators who have worked tirelessly to make it possible for our children to go back to school this month. I can’t believe how much you have all achieved. I think that the school community is incredibly important for our children’s personal, social and intellectual development and for their mental health, so I am very greatful.
Thinking about planning an educational visit but unsure where to start?
The Department for Education says that schools can undertake day visits off-site. Educational visits have a crucial role to play at this time – helping pupils to re-engage with learning and rebuild relationships with classmates and teachers. They also provide a valuable opportunity for pupils to learn collaboratively, something that teachers have found is being lost as they try to comply with covid-guidelines. However, there is of course nervousness about taking a class off-site.
The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel are here to support teachers. They have a wealth of resources, guides and toolkits to help you take learning outside the classroom.
Choosing a venue with the LOtC Quality Badge means you can be assure the provider is covid-compliant, manages risk effectively and delivers a high quality learning programme.
National Guidance gives you the latest information about taking classes off-site – what you need to consider and be aware of.
Help your students to get the most from their learning, plan a school visit today.
We are very grateful to the many school trip and workshop partners who have renewed with us this month after such a difficult year. It really does mean an awful lot. We are a family run business and have worked really hard to bridge the gap between school trip / workshop providers and educators for 14 years and we love what we do, so we are so thrilled to get your continued custom.
If you are not already one of our partner venues / workshops and are interested in increasing your day bookings please contact Craig via e-mail and he will tell you how we can support you. There is a 25% discount off our very reasonable rates for school trip & workshop providers who join in September or October 2020.
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WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR CHOSEN VENUE OF THE MONTH!
CELTIC HARMONY – Hertfordshire
Take your bubble to the Stone Age for a Prehistory Trip. The UK’s largest Iron Age settlement, provides a programme covering Stone, Bronze and Iron Age Britain. Immerse your class in Ancient Britain with hands-on outdoor experiential learning! Step back in time as your class are immersed in the sights and sounds that Ancient Britons experienced during 800,000 years of Prehistory.
Themed Prehistory educational programmes have been designed by their experts with 20 years’ experience in Prehistory to link into the History National Curriculum topic; Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
They guarantee that your pupils will have the opportunity to experience Prehistory first-hand and to develop their confidence, communication skills and independence with hands-on activities led by dedicated educators.
In our twitter poll 81.3% of teachers and educators said they are considering using a workshop company, so we are excited to welcome two new workshops to support your curriculum:
DRONEDAYS CODING WORKSHOPS
Covering South East, London, Midlands & South West
They offer schools and groups exciting interactive hands on experiences which include controlling physical devices (drones) using code that they have created and applied, this engages pupils and inspires them in this field.
DAN TASTIC EDUCATION WORKSHOPS – Covering all UK regions
They provide Workshops & Wow Days to primary schools, to inspire children to engage with a topic, love learning, reading and to be the very best version of themselves.
Using humour, historical items, props, videos, teacher in role activities & a huge wealth of knowledge on the subject matter, your Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitator will educate and entertain your pupils for the full day, leaving the children with an insight into the history of your topic, a thirst for knowledge and a real buzz of excitement to learn more.
PRIME VR VIRTUAL REALITY WORKSHOPS – Covering England, Scotland and Wales:
PrimeVR uses state-of-the-art technology to bring the outside world into the classroom, creating a learning experience like no other. Covering over 20 KS2 topics, from Space to Ancient Egypt; they can show children inside a reconstructed WW1 trench, inside the Colosseum in Rome and even blast them into Space to learn about our Solar System.PRIME VR VIRTUAL REALITY WORKSHOPS – Covering England, Scotland and Wales:
VR is a great way of creating excitement around a topic and bringing a subject to life. All workshops are led by teachers or educational professionals who guide children through their experience with exciting facts, interesting questions and relevant discussions.
Transport & Educational Tours
We are very grateful to First Education and School Travel for our latest review. It means a lot to us after such a tough year for our industry. You can read it below and click this link to see this and many other reviews on our site:
We have been working closely with the UK School Trips team over the course of the last year and have found their service to be exceptional. Clare and her team clearly demonstrate their commitment to you as a business and are always happy to offer advice and support to help get your messages out to the wider public. During this hugely uncertain period (Covid-19 disruption), the support and advice provided by UK School Trips has been superb and incredibly useful in so many ways. Our coach transport services and our school and educational trips businesses have been given a boost through these difficult times and with Clare’s help, we are starting to see the first green shoots of recovery. We would not hesitate to recommend UK School Trips to other businesses out there.
Rick Smith, Head of Education & School Travel
First Travel Solutions
First Travel Solutions offer an “off the shelf” ALL-INCLUSIVE School Day Trip Package to London. They also provide excellent outdoor activity days and fun experiences for educational groups at select YHA centres. Their day trip package includes: Coach Travel, 6 Hour Activity Programme, Packed Lunches and optional evening meals. Find out more here: