Organised by School Travel Organiser, the annual School Travel Awards recognise and reward the best attractions, experiences and providers as voted for by you, with big prizes for schools too. The launch of the 2022 campaign starts now, with big names supporting this important initiative.

The Garden Classroom

The Garden Classroom won Education / Learning Team of the Year at the 2020/21 School Travel Awards and offer pop-up outdoor education sessions, Urban Forest Schools, residentials and more.

18 categories will once again highlight excellence when it comes to learning outside the classroom experiences, including categories for Best UK Attraction, Best Heritage Venue and Best Education Workshops.

Details of voting, entries and nominations for 2022 will be available soon through School Travel Organiser magazine, the School Travel Awards website, and the regular ‘School’s Out’ email newsletter (if you don’t get the newsletter, register here).

Our plan is for the programme to once again culminate in a five-star ceremony and lunch in the spring of next year when we can come together to celebrate and network.

As we launch the 2022 School Travel Awards, big names from across the school travel sector have already signed up to support this special initiative.

A special thank you to our 2022 Awards Partners…

School Travel Organiser publisher, Rob Yandell, said: “So many recognise the importance of raising the profile of school trips and learning outside the classroom, so special thanks must go to those companies who have demonstrated this by becoming Official Partners of the School Travel Awards.”

The 2020/21 ceremony was affected by delays and event restrictions due to the pandemic and was eventually presented online in May. The special event was broadcast from our studios through the School Travel Awards website and hosted by Olympic medallist and broadcaster, Katharine Merry. You can catch the highlights here.

Among the winners were Kingswood, which won Best Residential Experience, and Halsbury Travel, which received the most votes for Best School Tour Operator, while The Garden Classroom scooped the award for Education / Learning Team of the Year.

Walsall Academy in Bloxwich was crowned winner of the 2020/21 ‘My Best School Trip’ Award for its Key Stage 4 Outward Bound Trust residential in the Lake District. Andy Wright, headteacher of Bablake School in Coventry was crowned the School Trip Champion. Both schools won £1,500 to spend on a future school trip.

Rob Yandell added: “We encourage schools to start thinking about entering the 2022 ‘My Best School Trip’ Award now as they organise and run trips and residentials for this new school year.”

You can read read more about this specific category by clicking here.

You can still watch the full 2020/21 ceremony, a short highlights video, read the Awards Brochure and see all the reaction and who won at schooltravelorganiser.com/awards.

Attention school providers and companies: support these important awards and enjoy the many perks and the high profile that comes with being an official Awards Partner. For more information contact Sophie Kench by calling 01908 613323 or send an email to sophie.k@yandellmedia.com