School trips are fun and exciting opportunities for children. Not only will they create lasting memories, but they will also have a chance to anchor their knowledge to personal experience, broadening their understanding and enabling them to recall information more effectively. An independent school in Hertfordshire has shared some information on some of the many benefits of school trips.
Social Skills & Confidence
In a classroom setting children tend to fall into a routine and remain in the safety of their comfort zone. School trips encourage children to engage with their peers in a different way, interacting with people they wouldn’t ordinarily cross paths with. This develops social skills and disrupts their everyday social dynamics, encouraging shy children to come out of their shell and new friendships to form. Residential school trips will often involve activities designed to push children to show courage, intuition, and team skills, building their confidence and teaching them the value of measured risk taking.
Children are able to retain information more effectively when they can tie it to a memorable or exciting experience. Although classroom-based learning is undoubtedly effective, children are more likely to engage with a topic if they can visualise or experience it personally. Visiting a museum or heritage sight brings a topic to life and prompts questions and discussion which secures and expands their existing knowledge.
School trips that centre around the history of their local area allow children to develop a deeper understanding of their own culture and community. Local history trips allow children to develop a sense of place and an understanding of how their community has developed. Children who have an opportunity to take a trip abroad will be awarded with the benefits of learning about different people and cultures. Children with greater awareness and understanding of multiculturalism will likely grow into more empathetic people who celebrate diversity, making them well rounded, valuable members of society.
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