Bringing School Trips into the Classroom: Webinar Round-Up (Oct 20)

By Tom Sanderson
Last updated: October 2020
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Thank you to all those that joined the first in our series of new, free webinars to help you bring school trips into the classroom.

We hope you found it useful and we hope to see you at another one of our free events soon.

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Below is a quick round-up of the things we discussed, with links, further information and a recording of the full webinar.

If you have any questions or are looking for something in particular – please do get in touch! You can reach us anytime via email (tom@theschooltrip.co.uk) or through the chat feature on the site.

Watch the full webinar

You can watch the full webinar below or on our YouTube channel.

You can also jump straight to a speaker:

Jump to Turner Contemporary.

Jump to National Museums Liverpool.

Jump to the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.

Jump to Up at The O2.

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Virtual School Trip Ideas Section on The School Trip Community

New ways we’re helping you.

We all know the power of school trips. Their ability to bring learning to life, spark new interests in students and are quite often the highlight of a child’s school year.

However, we saw on the webinar that planning and booking an off-site school trip to a local museum, gallery, attraction or theatre is unfortunately not possible for many of you right now.

The School Trip Community’s goal is to make school trips as accessible as possible. During this challenging time, we’re finding new ways to help teachers like you still connect with venues and help you bring school trips into the classroom.

Virtual School Trip Ideas

Arts & cultural venues across the country have created innovative new virtual school trip ideas that you can beam directly into your classroom.

There are loads on offer from online exhibitions and online performances to virtual tours and virtual sessions.

Do check out our new Virtual School Trip Ideas section which we’ll be filling with all the online exhibitions, online performances, virtual tours and other virtual sessions you can use.

Free Teaching Resources

Our Teaching Resource Library includes hundreds of education packsworksheetseducational videoseducational games and more – all of which you can download and use for FREE!

They’re a brilliant way to still connect with museums, galleries, attractions and theatres to find fun teaching ideas and activities.

And most importantly… we’re always here to help!

We’re here to help you find what you’re looking for. If you have any questions or are looking for something in particular – please do get in touch!

We can help you find:

  • Resources on a particular subject or topic
  • Virtual School Trip options
  • Suitable school trips & workshops
  • Updates on the latest guidance 

So please do get in touch. You can reach us anytime via email (tom@theschooltrip.co.uk) or through the chat feature on the site.

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Turner Contemporary’s Creative Mindfulness Resources

To support the Recovery Curriculum, Turner Contemporary has seven new creative mindfulness activities to help students relax, recuperate, and refocus in school time.

The new resources can help students pay attention to themselves, their thoughts and feelings, and what is going on around them. All to help them be in the present moment.

The videos are free to access and can be used in the classroom as a lesson starter for any subject or to begin and end the day. They can also be used to increase focus and act as a creative prompt for art lessons.

Find out more about Turner Contemporary’s Creative Mindfulness Resources.

National Museums Liverpool Virtual Classrooms

National Musem Liverpool’s brand new virtual classroom workshops are now available to book.

Created for schools for the new academic year, their interactive curriculum-linked workshops – led by museum experts – will bring learning to life and inspire the imaginations of your pupils by engaging them in activities based on real artefacts.

Using feedback from teachers, they designed six live workshops for Key Stages 1-3, each of which are supported by resources and activities that you can use before and after your session.

Find out more about National Museum Liverpool’s Virtual Classroom Sessions.

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Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

Confused about current guidance? You’re not alone! The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) is there to help. The CLOtC are champions of promoting learning outside the classroom and support schools all across the country.

Their national accreditation badge is given to venues that recognise effective risk management and quality of education. There are 100s of accredited providers across the UK including museums, visitor attractions, parks, farms and activity centres – and it’s recommended by the Department for Education.

You’ll also find all the latest information, guidelines and more to help you plan.

Find out more about the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.

FInd LOtC Quality Badge Holders.

Find out the latest national guidance.

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Up at The O2

For those schools that are planning trips, there are still some brilliant options out there. Museums, galleries and attractions have created loads of new workshops, redesigned so your students can get the most out of the trip whilst still being COVID-secure.

Up at The O2 offer a fantastic way to learn more about London’s skyline. Zip up your climb suit. Pull-on your boots. Hook up your harness. This is a 90-minute experience your students won’t forget.

80% of the attraction is outdoors, and their new measures make sure you can still get the of your school trip to Up at The O2, while always being COVID secure.

Up at The O2 also offer companying teaching resource packs for KS2 & KS3 Geography. The education packs can be used before and after your visit to explore the local Geography. Further resources relating to Business Studies and STEM are also in development.

Find out more about a school trip to Up at The O2.

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We’re here every step of the way to help you find what you’re looking for. Whether virtual ideas or providing you with resources and activities that you can use back in the classroom.

There will be a day (and hopefully soon!) when all schools can once again take off-site school trips.

For those that can, there are loads of venues across the country offering new COVID-secure trips. With organisations like the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, helping you keep on top of the current guidance.

For those that may not be able to book a trip right now, there’s still a wide range of opportunities that allow you to bring your next school trip into the classroom.

Looking to plan a trip or virtual session or off-site school trip? We’d love to hear from you and hear how it went! You can get in touch at any time via email or through the chat feature on the site.


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