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The Return Of School Trips And Why They’re Great For Your Kids

School trips are an important part of education. If you think back to your own childhood memories, you probably remember more about your those trips away from school than the things you learnt in the classroom!

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The COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to pupils going on trips, meaning kids missed out on some of these crucial experiences. Now that the pandemic has eased, the trips are back on the table, and are something for your kids to get excited about once again.

Learn about some of the benefits of school trips and why they’re great for your kids.

The benefits of school trips

School trips aren’t always just an excuse to get out of school for the day. Most trips need to have an educational purpose and can have many benefits for your kids. Some of the best things about them include:

They help kids learn through experience

While most of your child’s learning will happen in the classroom, their learning can be enhanced through experiences outside of it. Seeing an exhibition up close is going to have more of an impact than reading about it in a textbook!

For subjects like languages, these sorts of trips are especially useful. Educational trips to France will give your kids the chance to practice their French and learn more about other cultures too. For a more varied learning experience, a trip like this could make a big impact on your child’s education.

Group of boys play tug of war on a school trip

School trips give kids the chance to get out of the classroom

School trips give kids the chance to spend some time together outside of the classroom and have fun. It gives them the chance to get to know each other better and make memories, something that will bond them and bring them closer together. Stories from trips away are always the ones you’ll remember and talk about long after the trip is over.

After almost two years of learning from home, school trips can be just the thing to refresh your child’s interest in learning and help them enjoy some fun and memorable experiences. 

A little independence from parents can be a great thing

It’s important for your children to gain some independence, especially as they become teenagers. Trips, especially overnight ones, are one way to encourage independence in your child, It’s good for them to spend time away from their parents, and it will do you some good too. There may be worries and concerns on both sides, but it is worth pushing through them to enable your child to enjoy these experiences.

School trips are a fantastic way to boost your child’s education, helping to open them up to a range of great experiences. Alongside educational activities you can do at home, these trips help enhance your child’s learning outside the classroom. And if you feel like you’re missing out, many schools ask for parents to accompany kids on school trips, so who knows, maybe you’ll be joining in too!

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