How to Go About Planning a Field Trip Checklist

By CARLOTTA CERUTI
Les Elfes International, Verbier, Switzerland


Field trips are not only exciting and academically beneficial, but they also give students great experiences and indelible memories.

Many times, field trips are not given proper consideration in the educational curriculum. Today, however, many schools are realizing the importance of field trips and incorporating them into the school program.

Les Elfes offers field trips for students from different parts of the world. There are numerous things for your students to learn:

Enhanced Self-Awareness

The world is fast becoming a global village thanks to the internet. However, experiencing a different country with multiple cultures and stunning scenery is exciting. It allows students a better experience than they would have from watching videos or looking at photographs.

Enhanced Cultural-Awareness & Appreciation

Experiencing an overseas school trip enables students to discover and embrace different cultures. They can learn a new language, various customs, and sample a wide range of food options. Further, they get to develop relationships with different people.

Attempting New Things

Many parents struggle with encouraging their children to try new things. A field trip is an excellent way of getting kids excited to attempt new things. These include: learning a new sport or language, sampling new food, exploring another country, and discovering different methods of traveling

How to Plan a Field Trip

Understanding the process of planning a field trip is crucial. Teachers who are preparing to take students for an outdoor learning experience can benefit from this skill. Here is how to go about it.

❖ Choose Your Preferred Destination

Deciding where you want to go can be an arduous task, especially if you have various choices. Involve your students and colleagues in assessing and weighing your options. Consider places that focus on enhancing your curriculum objectives. Further, you need to conduct extensive research to figure out the practicality of your ideas. Assess the cost involved and the services you and your students will enjoy.

Remember, you can always ask your students for their preferred locations and activities they would like to engage in.

❖ Plan

Planning is a crucial step if you are to achieve a successful field trip. What’s more, you will need to exercise caution when planning a field trip checklist to ensure you have all your essentials.

Often, student-based field trips involve going outside the school compound and discovering a new environment. Consider the age group of your students and establish what they expect from the trip. For instance, if you are traveling with young students, consider taking them to the park. Here, they will have all the freedom and space to engage in their preferred activities.

Finally...

Field trips are not only exciting, but they also help students to interact with new people and learn about different cultures. Further, it is the perfect chance to explore new places and learn new things. As a parent, releasing your child to attend a field trip can be a daunting, but ultimately rewarding, task.

carlotta@leselfes.com

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