A recent report has highlighted that schools are cutting back on school trips due to stretched finances and pressed timetables. But in the face of widening educational inequality and declining mental wellbeing, the benefits of school trips have never been more needed, writes Justine Lee from the School Travel Forum

There’s a lot to think about when planning an educational trip – from selecting the right destination to organising transport and collecting money. Planning in good time is therefore key

With the pandemic ongoing and travel requirements changing, Justine Lee from the School Travel Forum shares some advice on planning overseas educational visits

School trips give students unrivalled opportunities to learn in the real world, enable them to grow in confidence and enable them to better engage back in the classroom

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Five things you need to know about the Department for Education’s new guidance on health and safety for educational visits, to unlock these transformative experiences for your pupils

Adventure learning aids academic learning

Outdoor education isn’t just something schools should do, it’s something they should prioritise, believes Phil Avery, director of education at the Bohunt Education Trust

The risk of declining trips

A recent poll has suggested that the majority of adults believe children today go on fewer school expeditions and trips than when they were at school – with the cost highlighted as the main reason

Megan Deakin discusses how school trip safety fears should not stand in the way of student learning potential

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.


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.


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