Ian Pearson, general manager of the School Travel Forum, looks at the wealth of evidence showing that school trips and learning outside the classroom raises educational standards and attainment in schools, as well as benefiting pupils personally and socially
By bringing the classroom out into the world, teachers have the most wonderful opportunity to engage all the senses of their students and show the practical application of their students’ studies, writes Mike Newman
Even when planned to the last detail, there is always the potential for group travel to go wrong. Mike Newman from the Group Travel Organisers Association examines the importance of having liability insurance when arranging school trips
School trips can give pupils the opportunity to learn and to mature outside the classroom, as well as create happy memories. Ian Beard, a head teacher and director at charity the School Journey Association talks about the importance of planning and the help the Association can provide
Whilst hotel, hostel and youth centre based school trips continue to be popular and effective, home stays are reported to be declining in popularity. The School Travel Forum’s general manager Ian Pearson explains why and provides some key information on arranging safe and successful home stay trips
With over £380 million being spent with member companies for study, ski and sports trips in 2012 and with no sign of that trend reversing, Ian Pearson of the School Travel Forum asks why are they so popular and how can schools make the most educationally from them?