Big names from across the sector have confirmed their support for the 2024 School Travel Awards. With the help of our readers and Awards Partners, we will once again recognise and reward the best attractions, experiences and providers, with big prizes for schools too.
17 categories will highlight excellence when it comes to learning outside the classroom, including categories for Best UK Attraction, Best Theatre Production for Schools, and Best Provision for SEND.
Nominations for the categories will open in the spring with all the details about how to get involved published on the School Travel Awards website. Look out for updates in the regular ‘School’s Out’ email newsletter too (if you don’t get the newsletter, register here).
“It’s a pleasure for us to support the School Travel Awards once again as the initiative really highlights the amazing brands and individuals that make incredible memories for school groups across the country.”
Rupert Viney, LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort
The initiative will culminate in a five-star ceremony and lunch on Friday 29th November 2024, at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London when teachers and the school travel sector will come together to celebrate and network.
As we launch the 2024 School Travel Awards, residential providers, tour operators, attractions and industry organisations have been confirmed as official Awards Partners. These companies will support the awards throughout the upcoming programme and announce the winners at the ceremony itself.
Rupert Viney at LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort, one of the 2024 partners said: “It’s a pleasure for us to support the School Travel Awards once again as the initiative really highlights the amazing brands and individuals that make incredible memories for school groups across the country, and it’s an honour that we can be a small part in making that happen.”
Go Ape is another big name to get behind the 2024 Awards. Its director of sales and marketing said: “At Go Ape we believe in bringing the power of adventure to as many school children (and teachers) as possible. By supporting the School Travel Awards, we can offer tangible experiences to students from all backgrounds across the UK.”
A special thank you to our 2024 Awards Partners…
School Travel Organiser publisher, Rob Yandell, said: “We simply couldn’t stage the School Travel Awards initiative without the support of our valued Awards Partners who have demonstrated their commitment to school trips and learning outside the classroom. A huge thank you to those who have backed the campaign.”
The 2023 ceremony, held in June was a huge success with close to 300 guests coming together to share a passion for learning outside the classroom. You can watch the highlights here.
Among the winners were Chessington World of Adventures Resort which won Best UK Attraction, The Roman Baths which received the most votes for Best Venue for History Learning, while Conway Centres scooped the award for Best Residential Experience.
Langdale Primary in the Lake District was crowned winner of the 2023 ‘My Best School Trip’ Award for its Key Stage 1-2 day trip to Liverpool which focused on ‘Our Place in Space’. Karen Tidmarsh from Winchmore School in Enfield 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 2024 ‘My Best School Trip’ Award now as they organise and run trips and residentials for this new school year.” You can register your interest to be among the first to know when entries open by completing this form.
You can still watch the video highlights of the 2023 ceremony, read about the winners and see the reaction at schooltravelorganiser.com/awards.