There is no shortage of educational school trips in Bristol as the city is steeped in history and attractions.
School trip groups can learn about the masterful architectural vision of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the civil engineer who built the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Brunel’s Old Station and many other iconic buildings in Bristol.
They can also find out about more about the origins of Bristol including the questionable history of this city which built its wealth on the slave trade. The M Shed benefits from a spectacular location on the harbour and has recently dedicated a whole floor to an exhibition on the slave trade which showed the horrible conditions that the slaves were subjected to.
It also showed the valiant efforts of some local residents in protesting against the slave trade, and this was initially the reason why some upper class women stopped taking sugar in their tea!
How to choose your School Trips
With so much choice, choosing where to take you school pupils is not easy, but luckily local organisations have given some guidance on this. For instance there are some prestigious awards such as the Quality Badge from the national ‘Learning Outside the Classroom’ scheme. This benchmark indicated to schools and colleges that they can find the quality teaching needed to get the most benefit from educational school trips.
School Trips at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Wraxall, Bristol, is one of the few zoos in the country to have been awarded this Quality Badge status. That means that it complies with the comprehensive Schools Programme of National Curriculum based workshops and learning resources. Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm have educational workshops that caters to the KS levels all the way up to A Level. After all, learning about nature is an important part of any school curriculum.
What’s more there is no need to leap before you look as Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm makes lesson planning so much easier thanks to free familiarisation visits. That means that teachers can take a tour of the site and see all the facilities on offer, whilst discussing their personal requirements with Education Officers.
Noah’s Ark has a range of hands-on and interactive workshops which are sure to engage and entertain your class, making for an unforgettable day out in Bristol.