Hornchurch Academy Trust

Educational Visits

Under current government guidelines, no educational visits are currently taking place.

Why we offer school trips

Memories of school educational trips are among the most prominent of the formative years, largely because they are a welcome break in the routine for both students and teachers.  While their purpose is essentially to educate, they can also be a fun bonding experience for everyone involved.

Reinforcement

The trip can reinforce what a teacher has been instructing in class about a subject and help students understand the topic better.

Engagement

Teachers turn trips into mobile classrooms, instructing students to collect data, then quizzing them or assigning a project based on what they learned during the outing.

Socialisation

Taking students into a new environment gives them the experience of travelling in a group and teaches them to be respectful of the locations they visit.

Exposure

Children get to visit a place to which they have never been before.  This can be particularly advantageous to students who are less fortunate and don't have the opportunity to travel.

Curiosity

Students who go on educational trips find that they want to learn more about the subjects on which the trip focused.

Retention

The type of memories that educational trips create, called "episodic memories", helps children retain information for longer periods.

We value the support families give towards our trips and events programme.  Without their support we would not be able to offer the range of activities that we do.  Financial support is available in accordance with our Charging Policy.  Talk to the School Business Manager in confidence if you require assistance.