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  • Calls for a government minister to champion school visits

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School children inside The Learning Hub at the British Motor Museum.

British Motor Museum's new Learning Hub to inspire students

The British Motor Museum has opened a learning and education space for school groups to use on a visit to the Warwickshire museum, which includes two on-site classrooms. 

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School Travel Organiser to increase magazine frequency in 2024

Yandell Publishing has announced that School Travel Organiser magazine will increase its publishing schedule up to five editions in 2024, plus the annual Learning Outside the Classroom Yearbook.

Countess Gytha Primary School in Yeovil, Somerset with Mrs Murty outside 10 Downing Street

Lessons at 10 initiative sparks passion in a range of subjects

Schools from across the country have been visiting Number 10 Downing Street to take part in a range of activities with the Prime Minister’s wife Akshata Murty.


PGL unveils Breakthrough Fund to support schools with residential costs

Outdoor adventure centre provider PGL will launch a Breakthrough Fund to give pupils the chance to benefit from residential outdoor learning trips, irrespective of their financial situation.


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Inside your Winter edition: Theatre Trips & Workshops, SEND Visits, Geography Inspiration, Staff-Student Ratios, Case Studies and much more.

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The findings from the School Trips & Learning Outside the Classroom Survey 2023

Our readers told us what type of trips they organise, what's popular, about the planning timelines, where they go to find ideas, and much more.

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The guide to planning and delivering successful school trips from start to finish, as well as embedding the learning back in school.

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Widespread support as School Travel Awards 2024 launches

As we launch the 2024 School Travel Awards, big names from across the sector have confirmed their support for this special initiative. Find out who…

Pupils exploring Westminster Abbey on an educational visit

Westminster Abbey announces new self-led school trails

Schools can enhance their visit to Westminster Abbey with one of four downloadable educational trails, launched by the learning team to highlight key sites throughout the historic venue. 

Young people taking part in field studies activities

Government report shows impact of fieldwork skills on geography students

The report suggests that practical fieldwork skills that pupils learn during outdoor learning experiences greatly improve their geography studies, with more young people than before choosing the subject for their GCSEs and beyond.

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The 2024 Learning Outside the Classroom Yearbook is packed full of advice and ideas

The 2024 edition of the Learning Outside the Classroom Yearbook covers school trip organising from start to finish, helping teachers and EVCs plan effective and memorable experiences for their pupils



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Graham Yandell receives MBE at Buckingham Palace

Chief executive of Yandell Media Group, which publishes School Travel Organiser, was presented with his MBE by HRH The Princess Royal at an investiture ceremony held at Buckingham Palace on 2nd November.

A group of students on a visit to America

Weighing up the cost and benefits of a school trip abroad

Balancing the benefits of overseas educational visits with the cost, EVOLVE Advice’s Jake Wiid outlines why school trips abroad are so important. 

Young people on the stage at the London Palladium to launch the Theatre for Every Child campaign

Campaign to fund theatre visit for every child before they leave school

The Theatre for Every Child campaign, launched by the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre, believes all children have the right to experience the country’s world-leading theatre sector. 

A woman and two children look at what's on display at The Box in Plymouth

Art Pass launched to help connect more teachers with museums and galleries

A new Teacher Art Pass has been launched by the Art Fund charity giving free entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historical houses. 

The Roman Garden outside the villa at Butser Ancient Farm

Butser Ancient Farm opens Roman garden for schools

The Duke of Gloucester has opened a new garden at the Hampshire-based open air museum, offering school groups a further glimpse into Roman life. 

Hammersmith Academy students tackle a rocky river as part of their Outward Bound residential in the Lake District

How an Outward Bound Trust residential improved confidence

We hear from Hammersmith Academy about their transformative Key Stage 3 Outward Bound residential in the Lake District.

Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park students inside the garden at Buckingham Palace

Pupils visit Buckingham Palace for first ever Schools Week

Almost 2,000 pupils enjoyed special access to Buckingham Palace after doors were kept open exclusively for school groups during the very first Schools Week.

A group of young people hold banners and flags supporting the Let Us Out campaign to make outdoor residentials part of the school curriculum

200 children summit mountains in call for curriculum changes

More than 200 young people joined the Protest in the Peaks calling for outdoor residentials to be made part of the school curriculum.