This award recognises a particular education team for delivering fantastic sessions for schools. Because it’s people that make the difference. 

The aim of the accolade is to reward a team of people big or small, whose collective inspiration has led to fantastic provision and great support, as well as excellent outcomes for school groups. 

We’re looking for a team of people big or small, whose collective inspiration has led to fantastic provision and great support as well as excellent outcomes for school groups. 

Nominations for 2020/21 have now closed, thank you to everyone who has put forward a team this year.

The finalists will be announced in the autumn and the winner revealed during the School Travel Awards ceremony in the spring of 2021.

Last year’s winner was… 

Made up of nine permanent staff as well as volunteers and practitioners, the Learning and Participation team at Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust delivers its formal education offer to Primary and Secondary Schools offering projects, resources and programmes for all ages and key stages. Its mission is to “inspire and empower the next generation through Shakespeare”.

School Travel Awards 2019/20

Carlota Farriol from PortAventura World (left) and broadcaster Fiona Bruce present the 2019/20 Education/Learning Team of the Year Award to Mary Mills and Nicola Hawley from Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust.

In their own words, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust team aims to “encourage exploration and enjoyment of Shakespeare’s life and times; his works on the page; his plays in performance and his evolving global cultural legacy.”

They added: “Our active, cross-curricular approach always involves conversation to stimulate critical thinking and may include debate, performance, creative responses, hands-on activities and / or immersive experiences.”

What people said about the team: 

“I would like to nominate the team at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust for their phenomenal approach to organisation, resources, strategic capability and reassuring mindset to make the whole experience of running a school trip with them both effortless and inclusive, with no stress for busy teachers and schools.”

“As a teacher, I felt part of the process, never swept away and left at the back, supported fully by the team every step of the way.”

“They have made positive memories for life for the children and I. What an impact! They richly deserve to win.”

The five other finalists, selected based on nominations and information provided, for 2019/20 were: 

  • Drusillas Park’s Education Team
  • Go Ape’s Education Events Team
  • UK Parliament Education and Engagement Team.
  • The LEGOLAND® Windsor Education Team
  • The Red House Learning Team at the Red House, Aldeburgh

The LEGOLAND® Windsor Education Team

The LEGOLAND® Windsor Education Team was one your finalists in 2019.