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Bounce Below at Zip World Llechwedd

Zipping, bouncing and learning in historic mines and quarries

There were surprises above and below ground as Rob Yandell was thrown off things, down things and around things at three of Zip World’s sites in North Wales.

Teachers working together

What is good CPD and how to reassess your school’s approach

The founder of the Teacher Development Trust, David Weston, gives the key ingredients for successful continuing professional development (CPD). 

Two teenagers enjoying a camping trip with The Outward Bound Trust

“Down but not out” after Outdoor Education Bill vote

Martin Davidson, chief executive of The Outward Bound Trust, vowed to continue the mission to make outdoor residentials part of the curriculum after the Residential Outdoor Education (Wales) Bill was defeated by one vote.  

An aerial view of CERN's new Science Gateway centre in Geneva, Switzerland

Our inspiring school trip to CERN’s Science Gateway Centre

Student Finley Simpson shares his experience of the new Science Gateway Centre at CERN in Geneva. 

Teacher Ted at Disneyland Paris

Watch: Teacher Ted explores Disneyland Paris

Our friendly mascot had fun at Disneyland Paris, while attending European Study Tours’ LIVE! conferences to learn about careers in media, business studies and computing. 


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Gunnersbury School students at the Sky Up Academy Studios

Becoming Sky newsreaders for the day

Nicholas Szczesny, a Year 8 student at Gunnersbury Catholic School in Brentford, writes about their visit to the Sky Studios HQ in London.

A new children's play park has opened at Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens

Adventure play park adds to Leonardslee’s offer for schools

The new park features a tree tower, St Leonard’s Dragon climbing structure as well as a zipline ride. 

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort's Minifigure Speedway

10 theme park adventures for school groups of all ages

With so many theme parks and attractions, schools are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a thrilling educational school trip. We’ve narrowed it down to just ten, ranging from UK highlights to European adventures. 

A group of children on a school trip looking at their laptop

How to evaluate residentials and use the results

Learning Away expert Peter Carne OBE, on how to evaluate the impact and success of residential trips.



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School children bird watching at a RSPB site.

LOtC Quality Badge: what it means and how it can help schools

Matilda Miles explains the benefits of the LOtC Quality Badge and how it helps teachers when choosing where to go on visits.

Pupils taking part in a Tudor Day event at Kentwell Hall in Suffolk

Tudor Days will immerse pupils in history at Kentwell Hall

Schools can enjoy an immersive Tudor experience at one of Kentwell Hall’s dedicated days in Suffolk this summer term. 

A teenage girl looks through a telescope at the sights in Paris

Teacher tips on good value school trips abroad

Three teachers share their suggestions on how you can maximise value when taking school groups abroad. 

Residential activity

SEND considerations to make when taking learning outside the classroom

Becky Baldwin, learning outside the classroom coordinator at Castle Manor Academy in Suffolk, explains the considerations needed to take students with SEND on educational visits.

The 2019 touring company of An Inspector Calls

School-friendly tour of An Inspector Calls announced

A new tour of An Inspector Calls will be coming to a theatre near your school, following a sold-out run in 2022.

Bakers Dolphin take pupils to Snowdonia on an Outward Bound residential

Bristol pupils enjoy a week of adventure in Snowdonia

South West-based coach company, Bakers Dolphin took the party of 48 students, aged between 13 and 15, from three different city schools for a five-day Outward Bound experience in Aberdovey.

Technician Tyler Terry-Wallace delivering a ‘Meet an Employee’ workshop at the Science Museum's Technicians gallery

Academy pupils celebrate reaching Science Museum milestone

Students from UCL Academy in London became the one millionth visitor of the Science Museum’s Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery.

Broadcaster Roman Kemp with Minnie and Mickey Mouse on board Disney Dream cruise ship

Win a Disney Cruise Line trip for you, your class and their families

Broadcaster Roman Kemp has teamed up with Disney Cruise Line to launch ‘The Ultimate School Trip’ competition.