Features to inspire learning outside the classroom

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.


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.

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Fundraising for School Trips

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.

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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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More Ideas, More Inspiration

  • Meet the finalists of the School Trip Champion Award 2022

  • West End superstar Carrie Hope Fletcher says school trips can “spark off a life-long passion”

  • 5 school trips to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Walsall Academy, Outward Bound

It’s back to the Lake District for Walsall Academy

After Walsall Academy in Bloxwich won the ‘My Best School Trip’ Award in 2021, shadow headteacher Jon Clarke put the prize money to good use and ran another successful residential in the Lake District where a group of Year 8 students found a sense of achievement and awe about the ...

Cadbury World

7 engaging day trips for primary and secondary pupils

We’ve rounded up seven fantastic day trip ideas for schools across England, to help students venture outside the classroom whatever the weather.

Girl on sail boat

Helping children embrace the power of blue

Lee Strickland of Cohort St Ives explains the link between water and children’s emotional wellbeing, creative thinking and academic achievements.

The Box educational sessions

5 top experiences outside the classroom for SEND pupils

From inspiring History sessions to sensory workshops and musical lessons, here are five brilliant school trip ideas for pupils with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). 

Kingswood House School Making of Modern Britain school trip

Teacher explains the impact of winning the ‘My Best School Trip’ Award

Ian Mitchell of Kingswood House School entered his ‘Making of Modern Britain’ trip into the ‘My Best School Trip’ Award and encourages others to follow.

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Some of your most read stories of 2021

We take a look back at the most popular news, opinion and features published by School Travel Organiser and read by you throughout 2021.