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At Home or Abroad: Why are School Trips a Necessary Part of School Life?

Everyone can remember going on at least one school trip. But why are they still so popular? This article delves into the culture of school trips and discovers why they are an important part of being at school.

Author: SamuelArthur
Date: Mar 7, 2012 - 6:39:42 AM


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School trips take part at various times in a person's school life. They generally begin in primary school and continue into junior school too, before secondary school trips become a part of life for pupils getting ready to take their exams.

These trips are popular for a number of different reasons, and while they might sometimes seem to be a luxury, they can actually be a very important part of the teaching process. This applies to school trips abroad as well as to trips that take place close to where the school actually is.

Teaching takes place in a variety of ways, but teaching in the classroom can become stale and uninteresting on occasions. If the pupils are taken out of the classroom and go on a school trip somewhere, it can totally transform the way they learn. school trips abroadcan be held over a number of days whereas trips within the UK are normally just for a few hours. However this is not always the case; there is a lot of leeway with the idea of booking secondary school trips as well as those for younger children.

Most kids look forward to going on trips of various kinds. The idea is that they will see a subject through new eyes, perhaps by visiting a museum and seeing certain objects from history rather than just reading about them. There are lots of places that offer school trips and experiences for children of various ages, and these venues are an important part of the teaching process. It might be daunting for the adults to keep so many kids interested while they are excited to be out of the classroom, but it all depends on the age group. Older kids can be sent off in groups to complete certain items of coursework or other interactive challenges. There are numerous ways in which these trips form an essential part of the teaching process.

When kids look back on their childhood they will remember various things about their time at school. But one of the memories that tend to stick with many of us is one or more trips we took with our schools. These can be good or bad memories, but there is no doubt that the vast majority of them are very good indeed. It would be unthinkable for school trips to stop at any point, because they offer a glimpse of the world beyond the classroom. They are capable of making any topic more real to the pupils, and the learning process suddenly becomes easier to assimilate and to understand.

School trips may take place here or abroad, but in every case they form an essential part of the learning process.

 




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