Features to inspire learning outside the classroom

Chantry pupils outside the Lyceum Theatre

Chantry Academy pupils have ‘once in a lifetime experience’ in London

Jamie Kelly of Chantry Primary Academy won the School Trip Champion Award in 2019, but due to the pandemic, was unable to take his class out on their prize trip until this year. 


Sherbrook Primary School's prize trip

‘Best day ever’ for Sherbrook Primary pupils on farm adventure

Sue Dutton of Sherbrook Primary School in Staffordshire was crowned 2022 School Trip Champion. She reports back from the prize trip she organised to Lower Drayton Farm. 

Pupils in a Science lesson

5 of the best: science experiences for schools

There’s nothing like interactive learning to bring the subject of science to life. Here are some school-friendly museums and attractions that give students a real taste of the excitement that has fascinated scientists through the ages.

School Travel Awards Logo

Vote for your favourite attractions and providers and see how schools can win big too, with two £1,500 prizes up for grabs. The 2023 Awards are open so get involved and be a part of it.

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Teacher Talk: on your doorstep and trips abroad

We caught up with Chris Rayner from Colchester Prep and High School about his standout trips and the benefits of an early term residential.

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More Ideas, More Inspiration

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  • Answers to your most asked questions about school trips

Queen Elizabeth II

Attractions share special memories and pictures of Queen Elizabeth II

Tourism attractions across the UK have paid tribute and shared a number of wonderful photographs via social media, following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, who died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on 8th September.

YHA Wye Valley

New year, new ideas: 7 memorable experiences for your pupils

We’ve listed seven new openings, offers and educational workshops to give pupils a memorable experience throughout the 2022/23 academic year.

CLOtC Column image from STO summer 2022 edition - credit Andrew Rutter (3)

Bouncing back into the new school year

This is a time of year full of excitement, enthusiasm, perhaps a little bit of apprehension, but mainly of possibilities, shiny stationery and new starts. Trends for school trips are on the up - and there’s lots of help out there to make yours a success, says Emily Carlill from CLOtC.

Grendon CE Primary pupils at Wicksteed Park

Grendon Primary take whole school for fun day with prize money

After winning the ‘My Best School Trip’ Award for its week residential in Cornwall, Grendon CE Primary School in Wellingborough used the prize money to treat the whole school to a summer fun day at Wicksteed Park. Head teacher, John Wayland tells us all about it.

Pond dipping

Video: highlighting the value of learning beyond the classroom

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom has created a video showcasing why getting children outside of the classroom is so beneficial. 

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. ...