One of the most popular UK school trips is a visit to the historical city of York, famous for its murky, dark past. Take your class to the York Dungeon and allow your students to immerse themselves in these three eerie tours and workshops. |
York Dungeon Tour
What could be more exciting for a group studying history than a thrilling trip to the York Dungeon? Learning can be achieved many different ways. Exploring the fascinating exhibits at the York Dungeon and embarking on the 2,000-year journey into the dark history of this city all while accompanied by live characters will help students develop a new enthusiasm for the past!
This experience was specifically designed by educational experts, and it can be tailored for pupils of different ages with varying academic requirements. The result is a diverse programme that supports the different key stages of learning and one that follows the guidelines laid out by the national curriculum.
As long as teachers provide information on what they want their pupils to learn when booking, the content within each aspect of the tour will be delivered appropriately. You can organise all your UK school trips through an educational tour operator, who will book everything in advance for you.
It must be noted however that the York Dungeon Tour is not appropriate for Key Stage Two children.
Another experience that uses live actors, the City Tour takes you through the streets of York, bringing the murky tales of this historically rich town to life. The stories told are age appropriate, yet still fascinating and grimace evoking in equal measures. There really is no better way to learn about York than on this one-hour tour.
It is wonderful to see students fully engaged, asking questions and absorbing themselves intently in such a worthwhile learning experience.
Deadly Drama Workshop
Students will revel in the chance to get involved in this unique workshop now that they have been on the Dungeon Tour and explored the city while learning more about its past. At this cleverly put together drama workshop your group will be encouraged to dress up and have a go at a little acting.
Professional drama coaches are on hand to help your pupils relax and enjoy this wonderful opportunity to get into character and re-enact some of the stories they have leaned about. Even your most reserved pupils will be laughing and screaming by the end!
Planning Your Upcoming UK School Trips
If York has got you thinking about your upcoming UK school trips, it is highly recommended that you book through a reputable educational travel tour operator. Let the team of experts sort out the logistics and the booking and help you and your class get the most out of your experience.
Educational trips have an important part to play in a teacher’s curriculum, as they encourage children to learn outside the classroom and grow in confidence while developing different skills without the confines of the classroom walls. York has a huge amount to offer when it comes to learning, and is a wonderful experience for children of all ages.
John Gardiner is the Managing Director of The School Travel Company, a tour operator specialising in educational travel for school and youth groups. Whether you’re planning UK school trips, Iceland geography trips or trekking expeditions to India, you can trust both the educational and economic value of their itineraries, whether ready-made or specifically designed to suit the needs of your group.
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