School Trip Champion Award

Teacher with school pupils

The School Trip Champion award recognises the people who organise amazing school trips and champion learning outside the classroom.

Last year we crowned our first ever School Trip Champion. Chris Jesson, Head of Geography at Gravesend Grammar School, Kent said he was “pretty overwhelmed by the whole process” and was presented with his award in front of 300 people by news broadcaster and presenter, Fiona Bruce.

Not only did he get to take home a rather nice trophy and framed certificate, but he also won £1,000 to spend on a future school trip. Chris established the Bronze and Silver levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Gravesend Grammar School and today he’s involved in the organisation and leadership of a range of school trips that span the Key Stages at the school.

**The deadline for nominations has now passed and the shortlist will be announced at a later date.

Chris Jesson, School Trip Champion Award winner

Pictured: Chris Jesson is presented with his award for School Trip Champion at the 2016 ceremony.

How does the award work?

A shortlist of four will be drawn up by the team at School Travel Organiser magazine, and our finalists announced in September through the magazines, website and our social media.

Readers will then be able to vote from this shortlist to determine the winner, who will be announced at the five-star School Travel Awards luncheon and ceremony at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London on Thursday 9th November.

Who can win this award?

Anyone involved in organising school trips and learning outside the classroom experiences – from head teachers to educational visit coordinators. But it is important to remember that this award is for people who work in or for a school and not open to staff at providers (e.g. tour operators, attractions, accommodation, etc).


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