Teachers TV - Educational visits video collection

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A collection of resources to help smooth the way to a successful off-site experience. We’ve included paperwork such as templates of risk assessment forms, guides to getting the most from your visit and videos of successful trips.

Teachers TV - Educational visits video collection

Get some tips, ideas and inspiration for your own school trips in this collection of Teachers TV videos, now available on TES Resources along with the whole Teachers TV archive of 3,500 videos.

These Teachers TV videos cover a wide range of practical advice on school trips and how best to plan, coordinate and execute them safely and successfully.

Before and after

Safe school trips

Sheena McDonald and Mike Baker discuss the latest efforts to encourage more teachers to take students on school trips, highlighting the best advice to ensure that school trips go smoothly.

Planning a school trip

Tips on how best to plan a school trip, with Jo Parry, a deputy headteacher.

Making the most of school trips

More tips, do’s and don’ts for school trips with Jo Parry.

Following up the school trip

Some suggestions for follow-up exercises include writing news reports which include evidence such as diary entries, photographs and postcards.

Worth the Trip Series

Worth the Trip features a wide variety of out of school activities and offers practical advice on how to organise and get the best out of school trips.


Sculpture Valley

Primary school pupils take a trip to Sculpture Valley and cover a variety of cross-curricular topics and learning areas in science, art and geography.

Westonbirt National Arboretum

Primary school pupils take a maths trip to an arboretum where they take part in a numeracy trail. Another group of pupils also take part in a geography field trip to a cavern.

Duxford Aircraft Museum

In this programme, a Year 6 class learn about building structures and architecture at Duxford’s Imperial War Museum.

The World of James Herriot

A primary school class visit The World of James Herriot’ museum in North Yorkshire and take part in an exercise on persuasive writing.

The Manchester Jewish Museum

Primary school pupils take an RE trip to the Manchester Jewish Museum.

Galleries of Justice

Year 6 pupils visit The Galleries of Justice in Nottingham.

Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station

Students from Pool School in Cornwall visit the oldest and largest satellite station in the world.

Salford Museum & Art Gallery

Pupils from Green Folds Special School visit an exhibition on Ancient Egypt.

Severn Valley Railway

Pupils from the Alexander Patterson Special School visit the Severn Valley Railway.

The Eden project

A primary class visit the fascinating Eden Project in Cornwall to learn about nature and sustainability.


A museum trip uncovers Victorian life for Year 5 history pupils.


A primary school visits the Theatre Royal in Newcastle on a trip to the panto.

Tudor Archives

A Year 5 class learn the value of primary sources for history on a school trip to the Tudor Archives.

Organic farm

A Year 5/6 class from Fordcombe CE Primary School visits an organic farm and study centre for a day, learning about food and farming.


Barcelona and Hartlepool

Secondary school pupils on language trip to Barcelona and a visit to Hartlepool.

The Bolton Museums

Pupils on an art trip to the Bolton Museums Art Gallery & Aquarium, and a Citizenship class trip to the National Centre for Deaf Blindness in Hampton.

Visit to Ypres

A Year 9 history class visit a former battlefield in the area around Ypres in Belgium, which witnessed a huge loss of British life during the First World War.

Cadbury World

Pupils visit the Cadbury factory as part of a Media & Business studies activity on PLC’s.

Italy and Iceland

A school orchestra goes on a concert tour of Italy, and 29 geography teachers take part in a familiarisation trip to Iceland.


Year 10 students visit the London Coliseum for an ‘Enjoy Opera’ workshop.

European Parliament

A group of 14- to 16-year-old students embark upon a cross-curricular visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Pembrokeshire field studies

A group of Year 12 students spend a week studying plant and animal life at the Field Studies Council’s centre at Dale Fort.

Outward bound

A mixed-age group of pupils spend a week rock-climbing, raft-building, pot-holing and more at the Ullswater Outward Bound Centre in the Lake District.

More school trips & ideas

A Day with the RSPB

Ailsa Martin, teacher at Bowes Primary School in north London, takes her Year 4 class to Rye Meads RSPB reserve in Hertfordshire.

Down on the Farm

Follow a group of Year 8 pupils from St Bartholomew’s School in the rural town of Newbury as they visit the organic Rushall Farm in Berkshire.

Outdoor learning with Forest School

Find out how Forest School leaders work with children to encourage an appreciation of the natural world, building self-esteem and confidence by regularly visiting special woodland sites.

Eco adventure in the lakes

Follow a group of Year 9 pupils from Chessington Community College in Surrey as they go on a residential course in the Lake District to explore the natural environment.