Throughout history, the south coast has often been the last line of defence against would-be invaders, writes Nigel Smith, chief executive of Tourism South East

School visits abroad call for even greater care, organisation and planning than visits and adventures at home. RoSPA shares some advice

Members of the School Travel Forum (STF) share some ideas of what to do in the colder months, and what to bear in mind while planning.

The School Travel Forum's online ‘Teacher Toolkit’ is designed to address teachers' concerns regarding school trips and highlight the benefits they bring.

Stepping inside the home of a significant person from history can immerse pupils in the past and bring to life many cross-curricular topics, writes the English Heritage’s London Education Team.

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With a local offering of culture, sport, history and art, there is plenty of opportunity to expand education beyond the classroom in Birmingham.

Significant investment in Flanders in the run-up to the 2014-2018 Centenary Commemorations means that the area has more to offer pupils than ever before in their experience of WW1 cultural heritage.

The story of Bletchley Park’s Codebreakers will fascinate schoolchildren of all ages

The story of Bletchley Park’s Codebreakers will fascinate schoolchildren of all ages and there is no better way to learn about their work than in the capable and inspiring hands of the heritage attraction’s learning department.

School Trips

As the country’s leading not-for-profit school trips organisation, The School Travel Forum is well placed to discuss the importance of assured quality scheme membership when booking school trips,  the rewards of risk management, and how school trips can benefit more than just the pupils.

Understanding why theatre matters

The National Theatre’s Alice King-Farlow discusses how the theatre can enhance educational learning, open up opportunities, build upon classroom learning and improve a pupils involvement in creative subjects.

The School Travel Forum’s new general manager Gill Harvey explores the reasons why loyalty shouldn’t over-rule assured quality scheme membership when booking school trips

Organising a school trip can be a complicated and unnerving task. The School Travel Forum’s Ian Pearson discusses why school trips needn’t be such a daunting prospect for teachers, and why they shouldn’t be part of a risk-averse culture

With research suggesting that risk assessments put teachers off taking a school trip, the School Travel Forum shares the basic principles of risk management before and during school trips

The National Farm Attractions Network discuss the benefits for schools taking trips to farm attractions, highlighting the important topic of what we eat, and where it comes from

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

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