The winners of the 2018/19 School Travel Awards are...

School Travel Awards ceremony 2018/19

The winners of the 2018/19 School Travel Awards were revealed at a ceremony and lunch held at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, on Friday, 16th November. 

Relive the highlights from the event, here's our special report on the ceremony.

The 2018/19 award finalists & winners are…

 

BEST HERITAGE VENUE

Longleat, Wiltshire

Mary Rose, Portsmouth

The Red House, Aldeburgh

Tower of London

Warwick Castle

Winner: Longleat, Wiltshire


BEST SPORTING VENUE

The Learning Zone at Wembley Stadium

Lord’s Tour and MCC Cricket Academy, London

Manchester United Museum & Stadium Tour

Snozone

World Rugby Museum, Twickenham

Winner: World Rugby Museum, Twickenham


BEST THEATRE PRODUCTION FOR SCHOOLS

Aladdin

The Lion King

Matilda

Wicked

The Woman in Black

Winner: The Lion King


BEST UK DESTINATION OR ATTRACTION

Chessington World of Adventures

KidZania, London

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

The View from The Shard, London

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Winner: KidZania, London
 

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BEST INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION OR ATTRACTION

CERN, Switzerland

Disneyland Paris

Krakow, Poland

New York City, USA

Washington DC, USA

Winner: Disneyland Paris


BEST SKI RESORT

Alp 2500, Spain

Madonna di Campiglio, Italy

Passo Tonale, Italy

Prato Nevoso, Italy

Zell am See, Austria

Winner: Prato Nevoso, Italy


BEST MUSEUM VISIT

British Museum, London

Cadbury World, Birmingham

Milestones Museum, Basingstoke

Natural History Museum, London

V&A, London

Winner: V&A, London


BEST FOOD & LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Adaptable Travel (Food Preparation & Nutrition Secondary School Tours)

Farms for City Children

Halsbury Travel (Food Technology Trips)

Hard Rock Cafe, London

Pizza Express

Winner: Halsbury Travel (Food Technology Trips)


BEST ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE

Chessington World of Adventures

Go Ape

Lost Earth Adventures

PGL

Scout Adventures

Winner: Go Ape


BEST VENUE FOR SCIENCE LEARNING

Chessington World of Adventures

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

National Space Centre, Leicester

Paultons Park, Hampshire

Science Museum, London

Winner: LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
 

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BEST VENUE FOR MATHS LEARNING

Bletchley Park

KidZania, London

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Science Museum, London

The View from the Shard, London

Winner: Bletchley Park


BEST VENUE FOR ENGLISH LEARNING

The Canterbury Tales

The Emmerdale Studio Experience, Leeds

Madame Tussauds, London

Shakespeare’s Globe, London

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

Winner: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter


BEST VENUE FOR HISTORY LEARNING

Celtic Harmony, Hertfordshire

Cheddar Gorge & Caves, Somerset

King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

Westminster Abbey

Winner: Cheddar Gorge & Caves, Somerset


BEST SCHOOL TOUR OPERATOR

Diverse School Travel

Galloway School Tours

Halsbury Travel

Outlook Expeditions

Study & Sport Experiences

WST

Winner: WST


BEST RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE

Edsential Conway Centres

Kingswood

The Outward Bound Trust

Stubbers Adventure Centre, Essex

YHA

Winner: YHA

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'MY BEST SCHOOL TRIP' AWARD'

This special award, which comes with a £1,500 prize to spend on a school trip, recognises some briliant school trips and the impact they have on the students involved.

This year's finalists are:

BBG Academy (part of the Rodillian Multi Academy Trust), Birkenshaw (Year 7 French Resilience Trip)

Llanwern High School, Wales (Year 11 – 13 trip to Kenya)

Lyndhurst Primary School, London (Year 4 trip to York)

Moorside Primary School, Lancaster (Year 1 residential to FSC Malham Tarn)

Nelson Mandela School, Birmingham (Year 5 trip to Dovedale in Derbyshire)

Winner: Moorside Primary School, Lancaster (Year 1 residential to FSC Malham Tarn)


SCHOOL TRIP CHAMPION AWARD

Readers voted for their winner of this award which recognises an individual who goes above and beyond in delivering school trips and learning outside the classroom experiences. For more information on each of the finalists head over to our special feature about them.

The final four are (pictured clockwise from top left):

Alan Butters, Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, Nottingham

Dominic Brister, Stamford Welland Academy, Lincolnshire

Nic Williams, Blue Bell Hill Primary School, Nottingham

Jon Clarke, Walsall Academy, Bloxwich

Winner: Alan Butters, Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, Nottingham

The School Trip Champion finalists 2018/19

The School Travel Awards shine a spotlight on the very best across the school travel sector. For more information about the initiative visit www.schooltravelorganiser.com/awards

Thanks to our partners for the 2018/19 School Travel Awards
 

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