How can you get the most from a school visit?
Teachers are well aware of the benefits of taking children on a school trip – the opportunities for inspiring, experiential learning have a positive impact both during the visit and back in the classroom. However, with ever-present concerns about OFSTED and meeting targets, how can teachers get the most out of a school visit?
Top Trip Tips
- Speak to the education team to let them know how the trip fits in with what is being covered in the classroom, so they can adapt the session to best suit your needs.
- Take advantage of opportunities to visit the site before your trip. As well as being able to complete your risk assessment forms this also gives you the chance to become more familiar with the site and even identify some possible teaching points to focus on.
- If you can’t go on many trips, consider visiting a site where you would be able to cover a range of different topics or skills all on the same day.
At Chatsworth we can help you achieve all of these tips in one go, by inviting you to attend one of our free Teachers’ Preview Evenings. With so much on offer here, from the historic house and beautiful 105 acres of garden to our hands-on farmyard and adventure playground and our engaging outdoor education sessions, chatting to our friendly and knowledgeable education team at one of these events is the best way to get the most out of your visit.
Join us at our next Preview Evening on Thursday 23rd March 2017 for a glass of wine after work and a chance to have a sneak peek at the new Gucci-sponsored House Style exhibition ahead of season opening.
For more information about the event or to book your free place, check out our website at http://www.chatsworth.org/education/what’s-on/teachers’-preview-evenings or email our education team on firstname.lastname@example.org.