LEARNING AWAY has shown that a school tour experience provides opportunities and benefits that cannot be achieved in any other educational context or setting.This impact is even greater when school tours abroad are…More
LEARNING AWAY has shown that a school tour experience provides opportunities and benefits that cannot be achieved in any other educational context or setting.This impact is even greater when school tours abroad are fully integrated with a school’s curriculum and ethos.
Marathon Travel have read the research provided by Learning Away and have listed the top 5 reasons you as a teacher should pick an Autumnal Tour!
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According to Learning Away, the positive changes that can be engendered by a school tour are greatest the earlier the trip takes place in the academic year. With the help of an extensive survey, the organisation concluded that a whopping 87% of secondary school
students felt more confident to step outside of their comfort zone and take on new educational challenges after an autumn trip with their
Along with heightening students’ confidence, a school tour in the early months of the academic year is proven to increase their engagement with learning back in the classroom. While 72% of pupils in years primary school felt that their behavior and ability to follow instructions in the classroom improved, 71% of older students revealed that they felt more motivated to concentrate and learn. That’s not only good news for them, but also for you!
In addition to gaining valuable insights into an academic field, tours give students an opportunity to bond with their classmates and get to know their teacher better. While break time intervals and formal lessons rarely
allow for spending extended periods of quality time together in school, travel plans change everything: from chatting with classmates during the journey or witnessing a teacher assume a larger leadership role, a residential in autumn allows participants to develop closer relationships to their peers and instructors, which are sustained throughout the year.
When it comes to school travel, planning a school tour between the months of September and November is less expensive on average. In combination with all of the benefits that an autumn trip has for students and teachers, a trip in autumn provides you with a significantly greater return on investment. More affordable and more rewarding – what could be better?
Last but certainly not least, organising an educational outing in autumn enables you to start the year on a high note. By exposing your students to new learning opportunities, such as those embedded in historical re-enactments, museums, art galleries, or astronomical explorations, you set the tone for an intellectually exciting and engaging year
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