Benefits of School Trips
Going on a field trip means more than simply leaving the school grounds. Field trips will always have an educational element, but the impact of field trips can extend much further. Field trips give students the chance to build closer bonds with their classmates, experience new environments and enjoy time away from the classroom. Students often return to the classroom with a renewed focus on their schoolwork.
Field Trips reinforce what a teacher has been teaching in class and helps students understand the topic better. Teachers turn trips into mobile classrooms, helping students to collect data, then quizzing them or assigning a project based on what they learned during the outing.
Students develop a connection to the community as they visit local establishments that they might not encounter otherwise. This sometimes boosts the students’ interest in being an active citizen to help preserve what makes the community special. It may also help to create an interest in new professions.
Travel Down the Chao Phraya on a Barge
On this trip, students fly to Bangkok, board the barge and travel on the Chao Phraya river where they will learn and investigate the natural and cultural history of Thailand from the depths of the river to busy trade on the river banks of Bangkok. The students learn to make informed life-style choices as living and learning on the river unpacks environmental issues in real life experiences. We recommend this trip as a structured out of school learning activity where the students can experience things that they wouldn’t in a school setting. For more information on our service provider, please visit the Triadhos Barge Programme
Khao Sok–Science and Service & Team Building
On this trip, students travel by private tour bus and upon arrival engage in a service project on a farm in order to get a better understanding of rural life and where their supermarket food comes from. The students will travel by boat to visit caves and hike in the jungle. When visiting caves the students will learn about cave formations and food webs. Students will engage in early morning bird watching, morning and evening boat and kayaking safari’s, sample stream invertebrates and assess water quality, measure height and biomass of trees, flowers and seeds. Travel to a stream by boat or kayak and profile the stream and measure the flow rate. Every evening the students will engage in games, quizzes and music before they nod off to sleep. For more information on our service provider, please visit Outdoor Education