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School Politics trips

If you want to bring politics to life for your students, a school trip abroad is the perfect way to do just that!

A politics school trip will really allow your students to apply context to what they learn in the classroom, by experiencing and learning about the background history and culture of the country whose politics they’re studying.

Politics school trips in the UK

In Belfast, you can take a walking tour covering the history of the Troubles. And at Stormont, they can learn more about the Good Friday Agreement and what devolved government means in practice for Northern Ireland.

They can take part in a Q&A session with an MLA or even take part in a mock election activity. Or head to Dublin to delve even further into the history of Anglo-Irish relations.

Politics school trips abroad

In Berlin, your students will have the opportunity to learn more about the long and complex political history of Germany, with a particular focus on National Socialism and Communism.

Head to the USA to study the history of the civil rights movement in Atlanta and Alabama. Or visit Washington D.C., the seat of power in America and the setting for some of the most famous events in American political history.

Wherever you choose to visit, we’ll tailor make your politics school trip to suit your specific requirements and learning objectives. We’ll help you to choose from a variety of curriculum-based activities that will deepen your students’ understanding and help to consolidate and build on what they’ve already learnt in the classroom.

Political History & Civil Rights School Trip to Atlanta

Political History & Civil Rights School Trip to Atlanta

Are your students studying civil rights? Then you cannot miss the opportunity to take them on a school trip to Atlanta!

From £1,499pp
7 days, 5 nights
  • A-Level
Air trip
Multi-day trip
Worldwide
Political History & Civil Rights School Trip to New York

Political History & Civil Rights School Trip to New York

Explore the diversity of New York and how various communities have affected the city's politics on your school trip to New York!

From £779pp
5 days, 3 nights
  • A-Level
Air trip
Multi-day trip
Worldwide
Political History & Civil Rights School Trip to Washington DC

Political History & Civil Rights School Trip to Washington DC

Teaching American politics? You cannot miss this opportunity to take your students to the political heart of the USA - Washington D.C.!

From £899pp
5 days, 3 nights
  • A-Level
Air trip
Multi-day trip
Worldwide
Political History School Trip to Belfast

Political History School Trip to Belfast

If your students are studying British and Irish political history, a school trip to Belfast is an unmissable opportunity!

From £149pp
2 days, 1 night
  • A-Level
Air trip
Europe
Multi-day trip
Political History School Trip to Berlin

Political History School Trip to Berlin

Your school trip to Berlin offers students the opportunity to discover the politics behind WW1, WW2, the Cold War and the EU!

From £240pp
3 days, 2 nights
  • A-Level
Air trip
Europe
Multi-day trip
Political History School Trip to Dublin

Political History School Trip to Dublin

A school trip to Dublin will help students to understand the history of the political relationship between the UK and Ireland!

From £259pp
3 days, 2 nights
  • A-Level
  • Key Stage 3
Air trip
Europe
Multi-day trip

Why arrange a politics school trip?

Discover the context

Your politics school trip will help your students to better understand the social and cultural contexts of the political history they’re studying.

For example, on a school trip to Atlanta, your students will learn more about the realities of segregation. They’ll explore what life was like for black people in Georgia and Alabama in the 19th and 20th centuries and they’ll discover the personal stories of some of they key figures in the civil rights movement.

On a politics school trip to Belfast, your students will learn what life was like in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. They’ll be able to learn more about what how the status of Northern Ireland became an issue that strongly divided its people.

And they’ll discover what made unionists and loyalists want to remain a part of the United Kingdom and Irish nationalists and republicans want to join the rest of Ireland. Plus, of course, they’ll learn more about the Peace Process.

And in Berlin, your students can explore Germany’s complicated political history. They can explore the factors that led to revolution and the dissolution of the monarchy, the establishment of the Weimar Republic and its subsequent collapse, and the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party.

They’ll also learn more about how the foundations of the European Union partly lay in the desire for European unity in the wake of two devastating world wars that started in Europe.

Show them the importance of politics

As well as discovering the context in which political history took place, your politics school trip will also offer your students the opportunity to discover how the events you’ve been studying has influenced the politics, culture and society of the country you’re visiting today.

For example, on your politics school trip to Atlanta, as well as exploring the history of the civil rights movement, you’ll also be able to explore today’s Black Lives Matter movement and the issues confronting black people in the USA today.

And in Belfast, your students will find out what has happened since the Good Friday Agreement and how Brexit has brought the status of Northern Ireland back into focus.

Your politics school trip could also focus on how politics and governments function in reality, helping your students to better understand the role played by various bodies.

For example, in Washington D.C., your students will learn more about how government functions in the US. They’ll learn about the nature of democracy in America, and learn more about the role of the President, the Constitution and the Supreme Court.

And in Belfast, your students will love the opportunity to learn more about the power of devolved bodies in the UK. You can visit Stormont and take part in a Q & A session with an MLA, enjoy a talk by Assembly staff or even take part in a role play of an election.

Enjoy the trip as much as your students

Originally founded by former teachers, and with many former teachers still among us, we understand the value of politics 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 experiencing politics as much as your students.

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.

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  • 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.

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  • Health & safety prioritised

    As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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The Halsbury Difference

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

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!