Features to inspire learning outside the classroom


7 school trip ideas to inspire your students with STEM

Ranging from top workshops and informative exhibitions, to educational shows and interactive exhibits, here are seven ideas for teachers to consider when booking a school trip linking to science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 


Canal & River Trust

Making the most of every opportunity

How local spaces can inspire students away from the desks, the importance of the School Travel Awards and updates you on how the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom’s latest project is going.

School Travel Awards 2022

School Travel Awards 2022 winners show off their shiny new trophies

A round-up of the great photos sent in from some of your 2022 School Travel Awards winners, who have proudly shown off their trophies and certificates in front of historical landmarks, LEGO® models and even a rhino enclosure.

Teachers share their 8 must-have items for school trips

What are the essentials you should take on a school trip or residential? Here, teachers have some great suggestions you might not have thought of. 

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More Ideas, More Inspiration

  • The School Travel Awards Partners on what makes a successful school trip

  • 5 of the best theatre shows for a school trip

  • Adventurer Ed Stafford says that spending time in nature is the most “valuable thing you can do”

AKS Lytham Year 7 Geography residential to Ingleton (group)

Wow, these amazing entries are your 2022 ‘My Best School Trip’ Award finalists

Read about our 2022 finalists for this category, which provides an opportunity for schools to win £1,500 towards a future trip.

School trip in nature

It’s a no-brainer: how to easily raise funds for school trips

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School Travel Organiser has partnered with easyfundraising to show schools how to earn free funding through everyday online shopping – money that could be put towards booking a future school trip.

Children in meadow

Supporting students to blossom and flourish

After the winter hibernation, spring delivers the promise of bright new beginnings and an opportunity to embrace the outdoors, says CLOtC’s Emily Carlill.

Olympian and host of School Travel Awards, Katharine Merry

Olympic medallist Katharine Merry on recognising those who make a difference

After presenting the virtual School Travel Awards ceremony last year, Olympic medallist Katharine Merry is looking forward to hosting the ‘real thing’ on 25th May in London. Here Katharine chats to us about her school trip memories and why she’s looking forward to the 2022 ceremony.

Walmer Castle, Kent

8 school trip ideas to inspire pupils with British history

Nothing inspires pupils more than stepping away from the classroom to experience times gone by at some of the most historically significant places around Great Britain. Whether it’s wartime visits or Tudor-linked sites, children can get to grips with the past by visiting the rooms that textbooks can only describe. ...

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Meet the finalists of the School Trip Champion Award 2022

Here are the four individuals who not only help provide amazing school trip experiences, but go the extra mile to embrace and promote learning outside the classroom.