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Planning a residential? Here are some top tips to help you from those in the know

There’s never been a better time to start planning a residential trip for your students, but with so much to consider, where do you start? Here are some handy tips and essential advice from those in the know - centres & providers - to help you along the way. 

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Teachers share their 8 must-have items for school trips

School tour operator Halsbury Travel has asked its teachers what essentials they’d recommend taking on a school trip. Here are some great suggestions. 

New STO website

New STO website: what people think and how it can help you

Teachers and school trip providers have been letting us know what they think about the new STO website. Here we share their comments and explain what it can do for you. 

Kirklees Light Railway

Kirklees Light Railway steams ahead as a great school trip for all

The railway in Yorkshire offers a great day on the tracks, covering a whole host of subjects across the national curriculum. 

Living Coast in Torquay

Living Coasts in Torquay is providing schools with marine life educational trips

Living Coasts covers everything from plastic in the ocean to a penguin encounter.


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In the latest issue you'll find a guide to planning residentials, top picks for a class trip to Jersey and Geography-themed ideas for a top day out with the whole class.

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Essex Outdoors prides itself on making sure that all its school groups have amazing experiences and develop life-long memories whilst staying at its centres. 

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First class fun and learning in Blackpool

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Make your school visit to Blackpool an unforgettable one; packed full of top attractions, we look at where you can go and what you can do. 

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