6 ideas for trips and activities for the start of the school year | News & Ideas


1. RHS Hilltop – Home of Gardening Science

The UK’s first garden science center (pictured above), surrounded by four acres of ‘living labs’, was unveiled at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey in June. RHS Hilltop – Home of Gardening Science presents the fascinating world of horticultural science “like never before” and aims to help create a greener future.

School children will be able to watch live experiments as they unfold and speak directly to scientists to learn more about their work.

2. The Prince of Egypt

The prince of Egypt, a London West End musical based on the DreamWorks Animation film, has resumed performances at the Dominion Theater in London, with tickets for school groups available from Monday, September 6.

The show is described as one of the biggest musicals ever in the UK and features live fire effects, illusions, pyrotechnics and performer flights, as well as screenings, videos and performances. state-of-the-art sound designs.

Schools can also book performances exclusively for next year, from Monday January 10, 2022 to Saturday September 3, 2022, with a free teacher area for ten students.

3. Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust is offering new sessions related to climate change and plastic pollution at various of its centers across the UK for future visits. A survey by the charity YoungMinds found that 80% of children felt the coronavirus pandemic had worsened their mental health, with WWT encouraging schools to get children to spend more time with nature to improve this. The “Climate Champions” workshop has students play the role of a leaf to see its importance in the fight against climate change and the “Plastic Planet” session will explore the problems wetlands face from pollution.

4. The Ultimate STEM School Trip

the Ultimate STEM School Trip at the Winchester Science Center will return in September with explosive activities, live performances and immersive exhibits being part of the tour. The school package has been designed by expert science communicators to spark curiosity and spark passion and enthusiasm for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Ultimate STEM School Trip to Winchester Science Center

Students will have the opportunity to see a magical spectacle live in the UK’s largest free-standing planetarium, where they will be taken on a journey through the stars. Schools can now book for September and beyond, with the trip being described as an adventure around the Science Center for students in Key Stages 1-3. For more information and details on how to book, email email to [email protected]

5. Bioase

Open to students in grades 8-13, the Bioasis is described as a new post-apocalyptic adventure, set in 2074 at a secret location in South West England, offering schools across the country the opportunity to ‘escape from the classroom. Students have stepped out of their comfort zone for “difficult but extremely rewarding” assignments in an effort to reconnect young people with nature and help them develop life skills.


Schools have a choice of two missions: a classic six-day adventure or the 10-day “Bioasis Extreme” challenge, which involves a multi-day nature hike in the Bioasis from an undisclosed location.

Trips to the Bioasis are low in carbon emissions with minimal impact on the natural environment. Food is sourced from local farms, keeping food miles to a minimum.

6. Wicked the musical

Schools can now book tickets to see Bad at the Apollo Victoria Theater in London. Performances resume on Wednesday September 15 with educational reservations available for Tuesday through Thursday performances at selected times and at reduced rates and one free seat for teachers for every ten tickets purchased.

Naughty Musical

Teachers can also use downloadable resource packs that aim to combine the thrill of the performing arts with classroom activities related to the national curriculum, for use before and after the visit.


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