This award, new for 2019, recognises a particular education team for delivering fantastic sessions for schools. 

The accolade will 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. 

Nominations have been made by teachers, governors, parents and pupils as well as from staff at school travel providers. 

Here are the six finalists, selected based on nominations and information provided:

Drusillas Park’s Education Team:
Based at the zoo in Alfriston, East Sussex, the team “strives to teach students from all walks of life about wildlife and conservation”. Top of its agenda? “To instil a love of the natural world in everyone who walks through the door”. It offers varied and exciting sessions for a host of subjects.

Drusilllas Park learning team

The learning team at Drusilllas Park show off some of the work produced by some of its school visits.

Go Ape’s Education Events Team:
The team’s aim is to “provide a unique outdoor learning adventure to students of all ages and backgrounds”. Experts in their locations help teachers from the initial enquiry all the way through to post-event follow up, the team is quite small but with “a very big heart”.

Go Ape learning team

Embracing the great outdoors - the Go Ape learning team.

UK Parliament Education and Engagement Team:
Passionate about helping young people understand how UK Parliament works and how they can get their voices heard, the team at the Houses of Parliament is made up of different roles including the teams who run workshops and tours. It aims to “inform, engage and empower young people to understand and get involved in the work of their UK Parliament”.

School Group learning at Houses of Parliament

Learning at the Houses of Parliament.

The LEGOLAND® Windsor Education Team:
The group coordinate the National Curriculum relevant LEGO® workshops for schools which involves preparing lesson plans and ensuring that all children are engaged and involved and come away with an understanding of the topic and how to apply it in the park and back at school. Its goal? “To inspire the builders, engineers and scientists of tomorrow”.

The LEGOLAND® Windsor Education Team

 

The LEGOLAND® Windsor Education Team. 

The Red House Learning Team at the Red House, Aldeburgh:
The schools offer at the attraction is relatively new, having been in place since 2017. A small but passionate team of volunteers work with member of staff Joe Carr to deliver new and engaging sessions for schools. Its aim is to “provide quality and engaging learning in an inspiring setting, continuing Benjamin Britten’s own commitment to education”.

School group at Red House, Aldeburgh

Engaging children during a session at the Red House.

Learning and Participation team at Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust:
Made up of nine permanent staff as well as volunteers and practitioners the team 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”.

Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust learning team

Members of the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust learning team.

We’ll be announcing the winner at the School Travel Awards ceremony on Friday 15th November at the Royal Garden Hotel, London. For event and ticket information click here.

If you need to speak to a member of the School Travel Organiser team about this Award or anything relating to the School Travel Awards, call 01908-613323 or email editorial@schooltravelorganiser.com.

For more information about the School Travel Awards go to www.schooltravelorganiser.com/awards