For schools following the ‘Medicine Through Time’ theme, our history school trips provide an excellent opportunity to extend learning outside the classroom environment.

Your students will not only learn about the developments in medicine, but also the historical, social and cultural contexts in which those developments took place.

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Medicine through time school trips in the UK

You don’t have to travel far to explore the development of medicine through time, as the UK has long been at the forefront of medical developments.

We offer medicine through time school trips in both London and Edinburgh. In London, your students can learn more about the foundation of modern nursing with a visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum.

And you can combine a walking tour of London focusing on the history of public healthcare in the city with a visit to the Old Operating Theatre Museum for a talk on a 19th century operation. Complete your school trip to London with a visit to the Medicine Through Time section of the Science Museum.

In Edinburgh, a visit to the History of Surgery Museum will give your students the opportunity to learn more about anaesthesia and antiseptics and some of the key figures involved in their development, such as Joseph Lister.

They’ll also find out how Edinburgh became a centre for anatomical study in Europe in the early 19th century and why that led to some terrible crimes.

Medicine through time school trips abroad

Alternatively, head to Ypres, in Belgium for your medicine through time school trip. Here, your students will learn more about the development of field medicine during WW1.

They’ll discover how wounded soldiers were treated on the Western Front, and how the development of new weapons led to innovations in medicine. Plus, discover the key roles played by the Royal Army Medical Corps and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry.

Why arrange a medicine through time school trip?

Experience history

Your students live in a world where medicine performs miracles and many diseases and injuries are highly treatable. But only a couple of centuries ago, that wasn’t the case and things that would be considered a minor inconvenience now could be enough to kill you.

By taking your students on a medicine through time school trip, you’ll be giving them the opportunity to explore what life was like before vital developments in medicine.

They’ll learn how and why people invested time, effort and money in these developments and they’ll better understand how these developments have affected society.

And all these practical experiences of history will serve them well when it comes to exams, as they’ll find them much easier and quicker to remember and will have had time to develop their thoughts on what they’ve seen and learnt.

Inspire them

For history students, there’s nothing more inspiring than a school trip where history is brought to life for them. They’ll love this opportunity to develop their understanding of what you’ve covered in the classroom.

They’ll also gain a deeper appreciation of the value of history. After all, studying history helps us to better understand our modern world, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to the development of medicine. Knowing this could help to encourage a deeper passion for history and even push them to continue their history studies!

Seeing what came before will also help students to feel grateful that they live in a world where so much can be achieved by science and medicine.

Enjoy the trip as much as your students

Originally founded by former teachers, we understand the value of history 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 history as much as your students.

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School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

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