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School trip ideas

Discussion in 'School trips' started by Tinkercat, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. I have been told that I have to organise a trip for 30 students (Year 7-10) in the Summer term. It has to be over 1-2 days.

    It is part of our activities week. It can be pretty much anywhere (cheap as possible).

    Has anyone got any good ideas? Could get into London.

  2. Apart fropm all the obvious free museums ans possibly a show (wicked & avenue Q) consider Ripleys belive it or not museum.

    (Or legoland, I love that place)
  3. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Is it residential? Where are you based?
  4. It's not residential. Based in Hillingdon.
  5. Thanks for the Ripleys idea. I've just had a look on the website and it looks really good. Have you been?
  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Siorry, can't really help you then as I am Midlands based.
  7. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Having said that English heritage sites are usually free to pre booked school groups.
  8. littlerussell

    littlerussell New commenter

    What about the Hillingdon outdoor activity centre at Harefield? www.hoac.net
  9. How about 02 British Music Experience - £5 per student & free workshops + free coach parking
  10. samd

    samd New commenter

    London Zoo is a good day out.
    Go Ape is also amazing.
    I'm also arranging a day out to the 02 Arena for the Transformation Trust 1st Birthday - free tickets, so you just have to arrange the transport. http://www.transformationtrust.org.uk/eventcontent.asp
    Their are some good facilities up in Stratford Upon Avon at their numerous educational hostels.
  12. Once there Tube/transport is really cheap for groups. Our kids, mostly boys, enjoyed the RAF Museum and HMS Belfast, both free for pupils. O2 have free inspection visits for teachers. Ripley's looked good but was too expensive for us.

  13. OEA


    If you are in Hillingdon Your Outdoor Education Adviser is Mike Penny : 020 8850 1581 mike.penny@widehorizons.org.uk
    Mike can help regarding any visit issues.
    Outdoor Advisers can be found for most LA's via : www.oeap.info Find an Adviser.
  14. you have probably organised something by now but for future...I went to school in hillingdon and we went to cwm pennant in snowdonia - does the lea still own that? it was great
  15. Hi,
    Our 'Trips / Visits' page on Innovate My School may help.
    If anyone has been on the trips that are listed, we would really appreciate a quick review as this will help the site grow into a powerful research tool for all schools to benefit from.
  16. rmcwil

    rmcwil New commenter

    HMS Belfast. free for pupils followed by a tour of tower bridge for about £3 per child.
    we took 30 pupils on a train from essex for the day at a cost of £11 pounds each.
  17. I recommend http://www.wsttravel.com/ for school trips. I used them for French Language trip to Paris and they were really good and planned out trip exceptionally well.
  18. Does no-one plan trips as a response to certain learning outcomes? No trip is ever a waste of time - there is learning. But should we not be intentional about these things, and consider what learning we can integrate or extend beyond the 9-3 of the classroom walls?

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