Features to inspire learning outside the classroom

Bounce Below at Zip World Llechwedd

Zipping, bouncing and learning in historic mines and quarries

There were surprises above and below ground as Rob Yandell was thrown off things, down things and around things at three of Zip World’s sites in North Wales.


Teachers working together

What is good CPD and how to reassess your school’s approach

The founder of the Teacher Development Trust, David Weston, gives the key ingredients for successful continuing professional development (CPD). 

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort's Minifigure Speedway

Pupils can race each other on new Minifigure Speedway

We were among the first to try out LEGOLAND’s new rollercoaster, Minifigure Speedway. Here’s what we thought. 

Gunnersbury School students at the Sky Up Academy Studios

Becoming Sky newsreaders for the day

Nicholas Szczesny, a Year 8 student at Gunnersbury Catholic School in Brentford, writes about their visit to the Sky Studios HQ in London.




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An aerial view of CERN's new Science Gateway centre in Geneva, Switzerland

Our inspiring school trip to CERN’s Science Gateway Centre

Student Finley Simpson shares his experience of the new Science Gateway Centre at CERN in Geneva. 

Teacher Ted at Disneyland Paris

Watch: Teacher Ted explores Disneyland Paris

Our friendly mascot had fun at Disneyland Paris, while attending European Study Tours’ LIVE! conferences to learn about careers in media, business studies and computing. 

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort's Minifigure Speedway

10 theme park adventures for school groups of all ages

With so many theme parks and attractions, schools are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a thrilling educational school trip. We’ve narrowed it down to just ten, ranging from UK highlights to European adventures. 

A group of children on a school trip looking at their laptop

How to evaluate residentials and use the results

Learning Away expert Peter Carne OBE, on how to evaluate the impact and success of residential trips.

School children bird watching at a RSPB site.

LOtC Quality Badge: what it means and how it can help schools

Matilda Miles explains the benefits of the LOtC Quality Badge and how it helps teachers when choosing where to go on visits.

A teenage girl looks through a telescope at the sights in Paris

Teacher tips on good value school trips abroad

Three teachers share their suggestions on how you can maximise value when taking school groups abroad.