Why Lead a School Trip?
You know that learning is a lifelong, ongoing process that does not end when you leave the classroom. Traveling with your students makes a bold statement about your enthusiasm for learning, for finding opportunities to grow in understanding, and for engaging with the world around you.
Traveling creates unique moments for students that they likely never experienced before or will ever again. As a result, school trips form long lasting positive memories. And as much as they will remember when they marched with their band at Disney World or sat on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, they will remember their caring group leader who made it all possible.
Traveling is a constant teacher. Students not only experience a new city, but also many new situations, such as staying in a hotel with classmates and traveling by bus. Students often gain maturity, self-confidence, and independence as they adapt to these new environments. Traveling is an amazing opportunity to promote the personal development of your students.
Most people learn best through a combination of auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles. However, each person typically has a preference for a particular style. Students who are strongly kinesthetic (experiential) learners will thrive on an educational trip as they experience the classroom material first-hand.