When you think of your child performing well in school and demonstrating commitment to their education, you might think of their head in a book, taking notes or trips to the library. However, there are other ways to help enrich a child’s learning experience; they don’t always have to be sat a desk in order to learn.
School trips, for example, are a brilliant way to bring the classroom experience to life and help children retain the information they have been learning about. A private school in Cardiff explores further below.
All children learn and absorb information in different ways, so it’s important for teachers to find opportunities to engage students outside of the classroom environment. School trips are great for this because they provide a multi-sensory, immersive experience. Since the experience will be associated with a fond memory, it is likely that students will be better at remembering it when it comes to exams etc.
School trips also help children develop personal skills, while supporting them academically. They are given an opportunity to bond with their teachers and classmates in a more relaxed environment. This will help them with their confidence and might make them feel more comfortable engaging in lessons and putting their hand up more frequently. What’s more, students are able to explore new environments without their parents their to hold their hand, fostering independence.
Both parents and teachers can use school trips as an incentive to encourage their children to behave well and work hard in class, throughout the rest of the year. Even if nothing else is achieved, a change of scenery and some fresh air will go a long way in boosting the mood and morale of the class and help them feel like they are being rewarded for their efforts in school.
For more information on the upcoming school trips, don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teachers. If you’re worried about the fees involved, there may be ways to split the payments, so be sure to ask about this too.