Nominate Your School Trip Champion

School children with a teacher

This award recognises an individual who goes the extra mile to organise exciting and educational trips and champion learning outside the classroom. Plus, it comes with a prize of £1,500 to spend on a future school trip. 

Last year’s winner was Jacqui Hargreaves, head of Design & Technology and Food Science, at Vandyke Upper School in Leighton Buzzard, honoured for her dedication and passion for school trips and learning outside the classroom. 

How does the award work?

Nominate your champion now, using the form below, before Friday 29th June. A shortlist of candidates will then be drawn up by the team at School Travel Organiser magazine and the finalists announced in September through the magazines, website and social media platforms.

Readers will then be able to vote for their winner from the shortlist. The School Trip Champion 2018/19 will then be announced at the five-star School Travel Awards luncheon and ceremony at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London on Friday 16th 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 is not open to staff at providers (e.g. tour operators, attractions, accommodation, etc). 

Who can nominate?

Anyone can nominate somebody for the award, including teachers, governors, parents, pupils, and staff from school travel providers. 

What are we looking for?

  • Someone who takes a holistic view of learning outside the classroom, rather than sees it as something that’s done at the end of term.
  • Someone who’s always trying to innovate the ways they get pupils learning outside the classroom.
  • A person who promotes the benefits of school trips and educational visits so that the rest of the school and the school’s management are on the same page.


Please note, items marked * are required.

I would like to nominate...

Where does your School Trip Champion work?

What job does your nominee do?

Tell us why your nominee should win the School Trip Champion Award, in no more than 150 words, taking into account the points made under the 'What we are looking for' header, and giving examples of trips where possible.

Now give us your details (we do not share or use this info unless you give us permission)

If you don't want your champion to know you nominated them, we won't tell them.

please do not include any spaces


For terms and conditions covering the awards and awards lunch, please click here, or apply to the publisher on 01908 613323.

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