Easter is always a busy time for school trips, with many taking advantage of the better weather and the opportunity to enjoy an educational tour before exam season takes over at school.
Many of you are off on school trips yourselves – and you’re travelling all over the place! If you’re not travelling this Easter, but are interested in a trip at this time next year, we thought you might be interested in taking a whistle stop tour of this year’s most popular trips.
And, of course, don’t forget to try out our school trip finder tool, to give you more ideas for your next school trip!
Easter is the perfect time for a languages school trip – the weather is usually pretty dependable, while not yet being too hot, and it can be great exam preparation.
A Language Study Tour can help to build students’ confidence and give them experience of using the target language to communicate with native speakers.
On these school trips, pupils receive lessons from highly-qualified native speakers. And lessons can be tailored to meet your exact requirements too, so you can be certain that your group will return having made the progress you wanted them to.
Language Culture Tours are also popular at this time of year. These trips combine sightseeing and activities, giving students the opportunity to practise using the target language within its native environment.
School history trips are popular throughout the year, but Easter is a really good time for them, as many tend to take place in destinations (such as France, Belgium, Germany and Poland) where the weather is generally much better over Easter than earlier in the academic year!
Certainly, trudging through the mud of the WW1 battlefields is one way to bring the period to life and give your pupils a better idea of the ordeal of the soldiers.
But cold, wet students aren’t always the easiest to engage and teach – so an Easter trip where the weather is better and the students are more comfortable could help improve engagement!
And both Berlin and Krakow are very atmospheric in the autumn and winter. But they can also be freezing cold, making it difficult for students to stay engaged for any significant amount of time outdoors. Whereas at Easter, the weather is starting to warm up and it will be easier for your students to pay attention at any outdoor visits!
Both destinations offer enough incredible geography to make them well worth a visit at any time of year. But they’re also both ideal at Easter – for opposite reasons!
Part of Iceland’s charm is its wildness – but winter here is harsh and can be extremely cold, snowy and wet.
So, although winter is the best time to spot the Northern Lights, spring may be a better time to visit as, although the weather can still be unpredictable, it will be a little bit warmer and tours shouldn’t be disrupted by snow (although, this is Iceland, so you can never be 100% sure about the weather!).
When it comes to the Bay of Naples, the opposite is true – Easter is a great time to go before it gets too hot!
We hope this has given you some inspiration for your Easter 2019 school trip! If you’re still not sure which destination would best suit your group, please don’t hesitate to contact us, as we’ll be very pleased to talk you through the various options.
And if you do already know where you want to go, make sure you request a quote before you break up for Easter - as well as being one less thing to worry about over the break, it's also a good idea to get in early so that you can have your choice of visits, accommodation and transport.