The internet can be an invaluable resource for the person in the organisational hotseat for a school or college outing. Listed below are just a few of the hundreds of sites with an educational angle available to teachers looking for a fresh approach to field trips and project work.
Most of the companies and organisations promoting themselves through these sites are familiar with the demands and constraints of the National Curriculum. They are usually more than happy to tailor a visit or stay to suit individual needs.
If the sites listed below whet your appetite and you want further information, then just enter a few key words on a search engine and see what you can find yourself.
* Basic information on planning a school journey and the health, safety and legal responsibilities of the leaders are covered on the NUT's site at www.nut.org.uk.
* Looking for educational information on a foreign country, health news across the globe and a quick currency converter?
Then www.mflgraphics.co.uk has all the resources you need at the click of your mouse.
* Do your primary school children want to dress in authentic costume aboard an Elizabethan ship? Look no further than www.goldenhinde.co.uk.
* New comers to school trip organisation may want to head for the Eureka-backed site at www.letsdiscover.org.uk. Aimed at parents and teachers planning outings for three to eight-year-olds
* Youth Hostels Association: www.yha.org.uk
* British Tourist Authority: www.visitbritain.comuk
* DfEE TeacherNet Homepage: www.teachernet.gov.uk
* British Activity Holiday Association: www.baha.org.uk
* Royal Yachting Association: www.rya.org.uk
* British Canoe Union:
* Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust: www.cpat.org.uk
* UK Database of Historic Parks and Gardens:
* Climbingwalking in Scotland: www.scottishsport.co.ukwalking n Education
* Council of National Parks: www.cnp.org.uk
* Events and activities in London: www.LondonTown.com
* Skiing in Scotland: www.skiscot.com