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Benefits of Staying at a YHA on a School Trip

School trips are vital to a child’s education and can reap many benefits for their inclusion, teamwork, learning and even their health. When staying at a YHA, this is even more so.

YHA stand for travel, adventure and discovery to transform young lives, and they do so by creating opportunities to explore, learn, share and grow in inspirational places across the UK. By supplying these experiences in youth hostels, they allow young people to learn about themselves and others, growing into a happier, healthier and successful adult.

In the recent year, over 1.1 million young people stayed at their youth hostels, and 148,720 of them were on a school trip. So, what are the benefits of choosing to stay at a YHA while on a school trip?

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Embarking on a Subject Specific School Trip

School trips are an integral part of a student’s educational experience and often create memories that last an entire life time. However, excursions can often be extremely difficult and time-consuming to arrange successfully. With over 16 years of experience in the primary teaching sector, Fussell’s Travel Service can be relied upon to professionally organise these trips for you – we pride ourselves in delivering memorable, fun and exciting experiences for students and teachers alike to world class destinations across the UK.

Our personalised service means that we can tailor our trips to particular curricular areas. This creates an educational experience that will bring the pages of a textbook to life and allow students to understand a subject in greater depth, beyond the boundaries of a classroom.

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Getting Wild in the Lakes: Back to School Outdoor Trips

With the summer holidays ending and the new school year just around the corner, what better way to turn that back to school frown upside down than with an unforgettable school trip? With over 17 years of experience in the travel and primary teaching sectors, Fussell’s Travel Service creates engaging and educational experiences for students and will confidently meet your desire to deliver the perfect school trip. Our service is renowned for delivering a faultless service that will go above and beyond expectation and we will even do the majority of the leg work for you – from transportation to accommodation inspections, Fussell’s Travel Service has it covered.

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Manchester Educational Days Out

Typically, we don’t consider our city centres to be hot spots for educational days out, preferring a fun trip to theme parks and zoos for the most part. However, for the more educational pursuits, the centres of our UK cities can be hubs of potential and learning opportunities for young minds. Manchester, one of the hubs of the north, is no different and offers many days out that encourage new skills in children.

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Top Outdoor Educational Visits for Summer

Summer is the perfect time to venture out with students for an educational visit. The sun is out, nature is blooming and opportunities to learn are of abundance.

Here at Fussell’s Travel, we provide a complete school trip booking service, meaning our professional and friendly service can do all the hard work for you. From pre-booking, the itinerary, inspecting the accommodation, arranging transport, providing information packs and giving you all the support you and the students would require throughout the trip. Seeing as the summer is now in full swing, we thought it was about time we provided you with some wonderful summer days out, which are both educational, informative and most of all… Fun!

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Top 5 UK Nature Reserves

One of the beauties of living in England is the natural habitats we can visit, allowing us to educate ourselves about the conservation of wildlife.  Taking students to visit these superb reserves allows them to get up close and personal with rare species of animals, flowers, bugs and much more. From coastal marshes to the lowland of bogs, Fussell’s Travel presents our five favourite reserves in the UK. Get your wellies on and grab the binoculars!

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Coniston School Visit: A Great Trip Out

Coniston used to be a farming village, focused also on its copper and slate mines. The construction of the Furness Railway in 1859 terminated at Coniston railways station, which allowed for an influx of visitors in the Victorian Era.

The village’s popularity can also be traced back to the poet John Ruskin, whose remains are in the churchyard of St Andrew’s in Coniston. John Ruskin lived in a mansion on the eastern side of Coniston Water in 1871, called the Brantwood.

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Top Attractions to Visit in the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most beautiful areas of the country, and every year, tourists, holiday-makers and school groups flock to the area to see everything the Lake District has to offer. So, if you wish to take your school group to this stunning part of the country, take a look at a few of the things you could enjoy during your visit.

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Health and Safety Considerations During School Trips

It’s important that children have fun and learn while on a school trip; it is even more important that they remain safe at all times when doing so! Here at Fussell’s Travel Services, we can help you book the trip of a lifetime and help you ensure the right health and safety procedures. Continue reading

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Spotlight On: York

A school trip is one of the most exciting periods on any school calendar, but it is also a great opportunity to feed inquisitive minds with lots of new information. For those historically minded, one of the best places to do this for your students is in the incredibly historic city of York. With a history dating back to the Roman period and records of people having lived in the area from as early as 8000 BC, it is certainly a city rich in stories of the past.

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