Sometimes, learning is much easier said than done, especially in the classroom. Stepping out of the day-to-day of the school environment can be a great way to inspire children to learn in new and exciting ways. However, making this learning seem fun to those participating may be the hardest part. Choosing activities that are fun first and foremost, with secret learning is the perfect way to achieve this whilst on a trip out with Fussell’s Travel Service.
So, where can you take your students that will not only be a good learning experience but fun as well?
Are you a fan of everything medieval? Have a touch of Game of Thrones fever? Well, there’s no better time to get your students as sword and sorcery mad as you are than on a trip to Stratford. With a life-size model of elephant armour, a 1450 cannon and a giant crossbow based on Leonardo da Vinci’s original designs there is a world of fantastical medieval armour to behold.
The museum contains the personal collection of arms and armour gathered by James Wigington, after over 250 years of the family collecting the pieces due to being intimately linked with the industry.
Grave of William Shakespeare
The grave of William Shakespeare is a great place to take your class, as it brings a conclusion to the poet’s life that simply stating the year he died does not. It is located in the Collegiate Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity in Stratford-upon-Avon. A Grade I listed building, this parish church would have been the holy centre of Shakespeare’s youth as he baptised there in 1564 and it stands as a breath-taking final resting place for the poet.
Alongside him lies the grave of his wife, Anne Hathaway, and their eldest daughter Susanna. The grave was updated in 1746 to include a funerary monument, the money for which was raised as a result of a charity performance of Othello. This was the first reported performance of a Shakespeare play in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Why not get your class to perform a small excerpt of Romeo and Juliet in front of the bard? You never know, he might even offer some pointers from beyond the grave a la Hamlet’s father.
Here at Fussell’s Travel Service, we provide a fantastic school booking service for locations across the whole of the UK. Our expert team will be more than happy to help you plan your visit – providing tailor-made itineraries for your specific needs.