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A group of children planting orchids aboard SS Great Britain in Bristol

Pupils plant historic orchids onboard the SS Great Britain

A group of Year 7 students from Writhlington School have planted precious orchids into terrariums onboard the SS Great Britain in Bristol to bring history to life.

School children visiting Hever Castle in Kent

Hever Castle to invite pupils on new time travelling mission

Hever Castle is inviting young history enthusiasts to embark on an exciting journey through time with Mission History, a full-day immersive educational experience designed for Key Stage 2 students. 

Rockfield Primary School pupils inside Cruachan Power Station

£30k transport fund to support STEM visits

Drax Group has launched the fund to help schools organise trips to its sites around the UK. 

Pupils visiting We The Curious in Bristol

We The Curious reopens to schools after fire

Bristol’s We The Curious science centre is now taking school bookings after being shut for two years because of a fire. 

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Building connections outside of the classroom

Anne Hunt on how learning beyond the classroom creates crucial links with arts, nature, science, and heritage. 

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Visits launched to help with transition to secondary school

Adventure play attraction Mission Out in Leeds has created four packages designed especially for Year 7 pupils to help them with their transition to secondary school.

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Future of educational visits discussed at EVC conference

EVCs and senior school leaders came together for the National Educational Visits Conference in London, hosted by reporter and presenter, Louise Beale.

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Teacher Talk: we don’t limit ourselves or the children

Gavin Dixon, assistant head at Crosby High SEND school in Merseyside tells us how they embed learning and where they have been on visits.

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Schools concert returns to the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall’s annual schools music competition, Future Makers, which aims to find tomorrow’s talent will be back at the iconic London venue.

HRH Princess Royal speaking to school children at Farms for City Children's Festival of Learning event

Royal visit for Festival of Learning charity event

Farms for City Children brought farming to life in central London for children from several schools. 

Staff, parents and governors from Latchford St James CofE Primary School take on the Three Peaks Challenge

School smashes fundraising target to help fund visits

Staff, parents and carers from Latchford St James CofE Primary School in Warrington, have raised £6,500 towards school trips by completing the Three Peaks Challenge.

War Horse at the New London Theatre

More dates for National Theatre’s iconic War Horse show

The National Theatre’s War Horse will embark on a major new tour, bringing the extraordinary story by Michael Morpurgo to a theatre near you.

Yeao's Journey at Cheddar Gorge & Caves, Somerset

Schools can try out latest experience at Cheddar Gorge

The immersive multi-sensory attraction has been unveiled at Cheddar Gorge & Caves in Somerset, telling the fascinating story of how they were created.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, West End

Education pack for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tour

Schools can make use of a free education pack before their visit to see The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on tour.

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How we use school trips to develop our staff

Constance Walker, deputy headteacher of Hammersmith Academy on how educational visits impact staff. 

A group of UKSA students look at a phone

Students reduce time on social media for UKSA trial

A number of students at maritime youth charity UKSA, reduced their screen time as part of a trial to ease social media induced anxiety. 

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