|I have always organised and run my own school trips, what are the advantages of using Learning Journeys to do it for me?
||There are three main advantages:
1) Saving you time (and so stress); teachers are very busy people and give their time to their students generously. Organising a field trip, especially a new one from scratch, is a very time consuming task. You need to check out the venue, consider risk management, complete RAMS forms, create work-sheets and organise transport. If the trip is a multi-day one, then you will also have to take into account meals and accommodation plus ensure that staffing ratios are correct. This is on top of your usual teaching, marking and admin load. We do all that for you, the only things we don’t do is collect the money from your students and mark the assessments.
2) Provide you with exciting new venues. You may have been running the same trip to the same place year after year and really feel like a change, or curriculum changes mean that it is desirable to study an area you are unfamiliar with. Learning Journeys has a number of tried and tested field trips that are so easy for you to use. Also, if you have a trip in mind, but don’t see it on our website, then Contact us and we will tailor one especially for you.
3) All our trips are professionally organised and facilitated by experienced trained subject teachers, so you can relax and enjoy the trip with your students.
|Does it cost more for Learning Journeys to organise and run my school's Science and Geography trips?
||Yes it does cost a little more per student, but not much and you need to factor in the time you have saved by using Learning Journeys. There will also be some savings: Depending on the size of your group, Learning Journeys will provide one or more teachers who will either be facilitators or simply there to supervise and make sure that staff/student ratios are maintained in the interest of safety. You will save the cost of relief for staff who would otherwise have come from your school,