Schools Trips & The Educational Role That They Play.
Some parents when hearing that the school has organised another school trip get quite annoyed at the prospect because it’s going to cost them money to send their children on such a school trip. They also sometimes feel that this time could be better spending learning in the classroom. This couldn’t be any further from the truth because educators now know and understand that education takes place even more outside the confines of any British school.
You need to look at this from the student’s point of view and try to remember that they are stuck in this classroom five days a week for approximately 8 hours a day. This is going to lead to burnout with regards to learning and so this is why Student tours UK have become incredibly popular within the British educational establishment. It is important that kids get outside the classroom into the real world where they will learn first-hand about the many things that teachers have taught them in the classroom environment.
The following are just some of the reasons why school trips are essential in the role that they play within the British educational curriculum.
– Students retain more knowledge – Many teachers will testify to the fact that after about an hour, students start to switch off their listening and they just start to look out the window and daydream. This can be very frustrating for both teachers and students alike and so this is why it is so important that children get to enjoy a Tour expedition to Australia for example, so that they can take part in something that they really do enjoy and so this allows them to remember everything that they have been taught that day.
– Preparation for the real world – If we continue to restrict education to the four walls of the classroom then children are going to get a very strange view of how the world operates and it will not prepare them for future life as adults. There is a big world out there that is incredibly competitive and can also be incredibly cruel and so emerging children in student tours where they get to see real people doing real things can only be seen as a positive learning outcome.
If you are the principal of the school or you are part of the school board then you need to start pushing school trips a lot more within the basic UK school curriculum. It is a fantastic way to get the children outside the school environment if even for just a day and you will notice a marked improvement in student’s test results and attitude afterwards.