Exciting school trip ideas for the autumn term

We greet the beginning of the school year with a combination of excitement, nerves, last-minute organising and conspicuous summer-time withdrawal symptoms…

So to keep classroom morale high, what we all need, both teachers and pupils, is a practical work-life balance. That means planning engaging and educational school trips during the year to keep motivation high and the momentum going!

Browse some of the most exciting events and exhibitions happening around the country below:

Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

Blast off with the museum’s educational, hands-on KS1-2 school workshops. From science shows that enliven the Journey to the Moon, a homage to the 50th anniversary-celebrated Apollo 11 mission, to a thrilling Mission Control where students perform like consummate rocket engineers to test the best fuel for blasting a rocket, Eureka! are promising some edge-of-your-seat-exciting school events this autumn.

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

The National History Museum celebrates Dippy, the Diplodocus cast, in a vibrant, historical adventure. The 150 million-year-old dinosaur has a timeless story to tell in the following upcoming venues: Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne, National Museum Cardiff, Number One Riverside, Rochdale, and Norwich Cathedral.

Shakespeare’s Family Homes

If you are itching for an early kick off to the Shakespeare topic this month, have a look at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s impressive range of courses that add colour to the iconic bard and his works for all key stages. From engaging workshops designed to rouse early years to life with immersive Tudor life stories to higher level drama sessions on your choice of play.

This was a fantastic experience for our children and the best school trip I’ve ever been on.

Thank you so very much. It’s real for the children – they experience it! I really don’t know how it could be improved.

Bishops Cleeve Primary School

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

The scenic gardens of the Lake District are home to Beatrix Potter’s children’s storybook tour, one that proudly introduces the writer’s timeless stories and illustrations, a woodland glade stroll with Peter Rabbit and friends as well as riveting inside virtual walks and short films to embrace the very essence of our childhood character favourites.

Wicked The Musical

The gravity-defying musical in London brings with it a variety of stimulating, diverse classroom-based learning activities and lesson plans for a gorgeously arts-rich education programme and production.

Wicked is packed with content that mirrors the framework for personal development.

Teacher, Belleville Primary School

With a story that explores acceptance and difference, this musical gives you everything you need to inspire any student.

Director of Performing Arts, Churchill Academy and Sixth Form

Chocolate Collective

The Chocolate Collective run tailor-made chocolate-making sessions that perfectly complement culinary classroom teaching. Primary school students who perhaps are focusing on the amusing Roald Dahl book, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, will especially benefit from a session on the history of chocolate and the evolution from bean to bar.

The Victoria & Albert Museum

The stunning and stately V&A is the perfect location for inspirational learning with its amazing exhibition space and programme of artist and designer-led workshops, Literacy Live, museum object tour and topical gallery sessions that cover the Anglo-Saxons and Great Exhibition. Also ideal for the class is the museum’s informative Sackler Centre that offers discounted exhibition tickets and classroom resources.

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Article by Joanna Bailey

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