Class and School Excursions
Our School Excursions and Field Trips
Primary and Secondary Schools
Field trips give students educational experiences away from their regular school environment. Popular excursion sites include zoos, nature centers, community agencies such as fire stations and hospitals, government agencies, local businesses and museums. Not only do excursions provide alternative educational opportunities for students, they can also benefit the community if they include some type of community service.
Students visiting different educational facilities learn in a more hands-on and interactive manner than they do in school. Science museums, for example, often have displays that students can touch to help them understand the material that is being covered. Zoos, nature centers and botanical gardens show students animal and plant life up close, and often have areas where students can touch displays, such as petting zoos and interactive computer programmes.
Our excursions give students a welcome break in routine. Students can look forward to and prepare for the excursion for several days or weeks. Then, they get to spend the day in a different learning environment and can complete a lesson on the topic covered after the excursion is over. Learning in assorted ways can appeal to varied learning styles, helping children to succeed whether they are visual, auditory or kinetic learners.
This page was last edited on April 26, 2018