School trips are one of the things schoolchildren look forward to about school. A school trip provides a venue of learning that answers both their natural inclination to know more about things while catering to their short attention spans. School trips are also one of the ways to demonstrate to children that learning is possible outside of the classroom.
Another benefit of having school trips is that children will have the chance to see the practical application of things they have learned or are currently learning about in class. Concepts in sciences and mathematics are put into action; how animals are being taken care of outside of their natural habitat are observed. Children will remember their lessons easily especially if the trips are made in conjunction with a topic currently discussed in class.
Students will also see first hand how everything is connected, how their separate school subjects are just parts of the whole process of getting an education. For example, a visit to a museum will not just be about history but can also be about sciences or geography. It can even be a subject for their English or writing class.
Not all students come from the same background. Some have less exposure to arts and culture than others. This could be from reasons such as parents not having the time or money to bring them to these events or places, or the parents themselves don’t have the knowledge about these things. A school trip then puts everyone in the class at the same level by exposing everyone in the class to the same experience.
By showing students places that they have previously only read about, children learn about the larger world around them. Not only does this increase their knowledge of things, a school trip will also foster greater understanding and acceptance of unfamiliar places and people.