This editable PowerPoint presentation has been designed not only to help you communicate the key information regarding your school trip but also to highlight the many additional benefits that your school trip will have for your students.
Trying to get parents on board with your school trip? Perhaps you’re still trying to get your trip signed off by your school?
Either way, this editable PowerPoint presentation has been designed not only to help you communicate the key information regarding your school trip, but also to highlight the many additional benefits that your school trip will have for your students.
What are the benefits of school trips?
*When planned and implemented well, learning outside the classroom contributed significantly to raising standards and improving pupils’ personal, social and emotional development. *
Ofsted, LotC: how far should you go? 2008
Of course, one of the main reasons to run a school trip is reinforcement. School trips bring the subject to life and help students to develop their understanding of the topics they’ve covered in class.
A school trip can also help pupils better understand the importance of the subject in ‘real life’.
Higher achievement in exams
Remembering tricky concepts or facts in a high-pressure situation like an exam can be really difficult for some students. But by taking them on a school trip, you’ll give them real, practical experience of the subject and topics that they can then draw on in their exams.
Escaping the confines of the classroom and sharing new experiences together will not only help your students to form better, deeper relationships with each other, but it will also improve their relationship with you as their teacher.
This helps to build trust and respect, which is then reflected in behaviour and engagement once back in the classroom.
School trips offer the opportunity for students to embrace different learning styles. Students that learn better with more visual and tactile methods will really benefit from this opportunity, which will, in turn, encourage them to be more engaged once back in the classroom.
We have had many teachers comment that they’ve noticed a significant improvement in the confidence of many of their students after a school trip abroad.
This may be due to the improved relationship with their fellow students and teachers, the opportunity to take more responsibility for themselves and travel without their family, or simply the fact that the school trip has broadened their horizons.
Certainly, the opportunity to experience a new country, culture, language, landscape and cuisine can really help students to feel more confident opening themselves up to new opportunities.