School tours are daunting but immensely satisfying tasks. A school should have a school trip policy and most schools will get a guide and a person in the school who takes overall responsibility for excursions and tours. It’s overwhelming and hard to plan a school vacation tour. However, it is completely worth it!
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Here is a list of 5 things that must be done during a school vacation tour.
1. Taking pictures
One of the things kids love to do now that didn’t happen so often for the older generation on a school trip is taking selfies. In the first 50 miles of the journey, watch with excitement as students run down the batteries on their phones until the first stop at the service station. The school can organise a portrait photoshoot for everyone on the tour, especially the students. This will serve as a great way to preserve memories of the expedition.
2. Take-home purchases
It is also necessary to stop at one or two stores en-route. Children should be encouraged to buy things for their parents, siblings and loved ones from their trip. This also provides the opportunity to take a walk around as it would not be exciting to be restricted to only a few places. Their purchases should be checked out as they head back to the vehicle or place of stay.
3. Fun location visits
A nice and attractive location such as a museum, library or art gallery should be visited during a school vacation tour. As the children get intrigued by the items in these places, they also learn new things. This is a fun way to get students to learn.
This could sound lame, but sing-alongs are quite necessary during vacation tours, especially when on the move. It is a fun way to pass the time. Generally, it’s best to use current pop hits that most people recognise so nobody feels left out. In many cases, selecting a theme, such as driving songs, Disney songs, or songs with “trip” in the title, can be interesting. If there is a school song, it would be great to start or end the sing-along with it. Students and even teachers would appreciate these moments because a tour is more about having fun than any other thing.
5. A daily dose of knowledge
The goal of a school tour usually, is to be able to provide a significant advantage for the educational, intellectual, cultural and social growth of the maximum number of students participating in the tour in a specific grade, and whose advantage cannot be given by the activities of the school alone. Every day, the students should learn something while on the tour.
It is believed that travel strengthens the sense of individuality of children, introduces them to new cultures, and enhances bonding with peers. Hence, it is important to carry out the necessary activities during a school vacation tour to achieve these aims.