School Coasts Trips
Coastal regions provide a fantastic opportunity to showcase the importance of your subject to younger geographers, and to demonstrate how geography really is all around us.
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School coasts trips in the UK
Cornwall is the ultimate seaside destination in the UK and so makes a perfect choice for a geography school trip focused on coasts.
Surrounded by the sea on three sides, Cornwall’s north and south coasts have very different characters, which you’ll be able to explore on your coasts school trip.
The county’s northern coast is more exposed the prevailing winds coming in from the Atlantic and this has resulted in a rugged, dramatic coastline with dramatic cliffs, such as those at Lizard Point. The southern coast is much more sheltered, with several rias that have created deep water harbours.
Your students will love exploring the tidal island of St. Michael’s Mount and the dunes of Hayle Towans. And you can even take part in a beach clean, to give them the opportunity to give something back and help to protect this precious landscape.
The North York Moors is also home to some of the UK’s best-loved coastline and includes the seaside resorts of Whitby and Scarborough. The dramatic coastline of the North York Moors is famous for its dramatic cliffs, sandy bays and rocky shores.
A 36 mile stretch of this coastline has even been designated a Heritage Coast, which requires the local authorities to take steps to protect it – something your students can learn more about on your school trip.
School coasts trips abroad
A visit to the Amalfi Coast on a geography school trip to Naples and Sorrento demonstrates how the interaction of winds and waves have developed such a unique landscape, and also offers the opportunity to explore how mass tourism has affected the local area.
Similarly, in Barcelona and the Costa Brava, your students can explore how tourism has impacted the resort of Lloret de Mar. And they can discover more about beach management along this coastline, exploring the various management techniques and how they have to take into consideration the financial importance of tourism, alongside the need to protect this important habitat.
A trip to Tenerife provides a chance to see an entirely different type of coastal landscape, with volcanic black beaches and basalt cliffs.
Alternatively, Sicily provides a great location for comparing river and coastal landforms.
Why arrange a school coasts trip?
Explore coastal landscapes and management
If your students are learning more about coastal landscapes, there’s really nothing better than getting out of the classroom and out to the coast to see these for themselves.
Whether you want them to learn more about erosional landforms such as cliffs, wave cut platforms, bays and headlands, or depositional landforms such as beaches, bars and spits, we can help you to choose the right coastal landscape for your specific learning objectives.
And, wherever you choose to go, your students will learn more about the importance of coastal management and some of the ways that this has been implemented in the coastal landscape you’re exploring.
Discover the impact of tourism
When we think about summer holidays, most of us think about being by the seaside, and so coastal locations often draw in huge numbers of tourists, particularly during the summer. This influx of tourists is often hugely important to the local economy, but it can have a big impact on the landscape and the environment.
On your school coasts trip, your students will have the opportunity to explore this impact. Barcelona and the Costa Brava, in particular, is a fantastic destination in which to explore this. Your students will love the opportunity to visit the town of Lloret de Mar, which became a popular resort after package tourism arrived in Spain.
Around 40% of all visitors to the Costa Brava stay in Lloret de Mar, which is estimated to have over 30,000 hotel beds.
Another great destination in which to explore the impact of tourism on coastal landscapes is the Amalfi Coast, which you can visit on a geography school trip to Naples and Sorrento.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this spectacular coastline is famous for its beautiful, colourful towns and villages built into the cliffside. A hugely popular destination for wealthy tourists, the infrastructure here was built for local use and as such is extremely susceptible to over tourism, especially during summer and Easter.
Enjoy the trip as much as your students
Originally founded by former teachers, we understand the value of geography school trips and how to make them successful.
Your trip will be completely tailor made, to ensure that it meets your specific requirements and learning objectives. And we’ll be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you have.
In fact, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from now until you return home at the end of your trip. While abroad, you’ll be able to reach us with just one phone call, at any time of the day or night. And, with this comprehensive level of support while you’re away, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy immersing yourself in geography as much as your students.
The North York Moors
Geography trips to the Moors allow your students to study rivers, coasts and woodlands in action, right here in the UK.
- Key Stage 3
Explore coastal landscapes, ecosystems and sustainability on a geography school trip to Cornwall and the Eden Project!
- Key Stage 3
Tenerife is the perfect location to learn about the sustainable management of resources and explore an active volcano.
- Key Stage 3
Barcelona and Costa Brava
Conduct a river survey and then dive into human geography by exploring the impact of tourism on a trip to Barcelona.
- Key Stage 3
Your geography school trip to Sicily offers students the opportunity to visit and study two active volcanoes - Mount Etna and Stromboli.
- Key Stage 3
Naples and Sorrento
Geography trips to Naples and Sorrento give your students the chance to explore life in the shadow of an active volcano.
- Key Stage 3
Why choose Halsbury?
Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.
School trips designed by teachers for teachers
Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.
School trips tailored to your curriculum
We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.
Health & safety prioritised
As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.
Support every step of the way
We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.
Financially secure school trips
We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.
Rewarding loyalty scheme
You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.