School trip ideas with with a World Book Day twist.
With World Book Day approaching, we have been thinking about school trip itineraries with a difference. We know demands on teachers are increasing; therefore, the more leisure and tourism and heritage venues can support them when planning their school visits, the more likely they are to book.
There are many authors, tales and stories originating all over Great Britain that will inspire young people to engage with storytelling and stimulate their imaginations. Many of these stories, and the wonderful authors who wrote them, are celebrated all year round; however, there is no better time than World Book Day to start hunting for inspiration for your next educational visit.
Click on the links below to access our itineraries.
AA Milne – East Sussex
Beatrix Potter – Lake District
JK Rowling and Harry Potter – Edinburgh
C S Lewis in Northern Ireland
Michael Morpurgo and Dartmoor
Robin Hood – Sherwood Forest
J.R.R. Tolkien and Birmingham
For more information about World Book Day go to www.worldbookday.com
If you require any help creating itineraries for your setting, marketing to schools or improving your education offer, please contact us at email@example.com; we would love to hear from you.
Exciting Education’s Dartmoor Ambassador
We are excited to announce our MD, Rebecca, as the Visit Dartmoor Ambassador for 2017. The following article is available on the Visit Dartmoor website at https://www.visitdartmoor.co.uk/visitor-info/visit-dartmoor-ambassadors. Although we have worked with Visit Dartmoor on their holiday calendars for families, Rebecca will now be working closely with the team to promote Dartmoor and share its wonders with you!
‘Our Visit Dartmoor Ambassador Rebecca Martin is an educational consultant and writer with an expert eye!
Rebecca is a consultant and writer who offers the ‘expert eye’ for businesses, companies and charities wanting to attract young customers and families. From creating educational activities, trails and workshops for tourist attractions that will inspire and enthrall children, to making hotels and restaurants more family friendly; With a wealth of experience in education and tourism, she knows how to create ‘the place to visit’ for children and families.
“I am so proud to be an Ambassador for Visit Dartmoor. To work with such a passionate team to promote Dartmoor is a dream come true.” Having grown up on Dartmoor with the ‘moor’ being her playground, Rebecca has a passion to help families utilise the amazing resource that is right on our doorstep. She has been working with Visit Dartmoor to create holiday calendars to encourage families to enjoy everything Dartmoor has to offer. Rebecca also writes fun Dahl-esk poetry and fiction to encourage children to fall in love with Dartmoor as she did as a child. These have been turned into workshops that are taken into schools, along with the other educational days her freelance consultants conduct.
She writes about parenting and education for a variety of magazines, including the local Tavy and Moor Links Magazines. “My aim is to encourage parents and teachers to get outside and into their locality – including Dartmoor- with children through my writing and regular ‘What’s On’ guides.’
In the Office
Her consultancy clients include local authorities and governments offices, magazines and a variety of tourism businesses. Rebecca uses her wealth of experience gained from years as a teacher, consultant and Ofsted Inspector to gently guide her clientele; helping them see themselves through the eyes of a child. She supports them in understanding how to market to their target audience, how to make important changes that improve their provision for families and most importantly, how to gain more custom.’
If you want to contact us about our consultancy, writing or find out more about what we do, please e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org; follow us on Twitter @excitinged or find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ExcitingEducation/
Wondering what to do this half term on Dartmoor? We have collaborated with the official tourism board for Dartmoor (Visit Dartmoor) to create the ‘Half Term Inspiration’ to help you plan your holiday – what ever the weather.
A week’s calendar full of events and attractions in the local area with a twist! We have created a week for each weather type so whether it is rain or shine, you have something to do.
These events are mostly outside so best enjoyed in nicer weather. But, if you are a hardy family who goes outside with your waterproofs and wellies with people looking on like you are mad then go ahead and try these in all weathers.
Dry with Occasional Showers
These places are perfect for dry days but have exciting things to keep your kiddies entertained inside and out. Perfect for those days when the weather can not decide what to do!
Perfect if the weather is not being kind to us and the rain continues to pour all day! Of course these activities are suitable for your Dry and Dry With Occasional Shower days too.
So enjoy your week and we hope that you will join us in reviewing some of the places on our calendar. What out for our review sheet coming on Friday!