Outdoor learning activities have an important role to play in helping students to achieve various learning objectives. This is the basis on which learning institutions justify the expenditure on school trips.
A visit to the local museum is one of the most common school trips that teachers and school administrators organize for students at one point or the other. This article provides two ideas that students can use to kick some fun into the infamous class trip to the museum.
Advocate For An Open-Top Bus
Students can add fun into their museum-trip experience by rallying their teachers to hire an open-top bus for the trip, as opposed to using the school bus.
Doing this will require cooperation and unity among the students because they will need to have a convincing argument for their teachers/school administration to approve the extra cost of hiring an open-top bus for the trip.
Inasmuch as school trips are meant to be educational, the recreational value of this outdoor learning activity cannot be understated. Riding on an open-top bus on the way to the museum will make for a great sight-seeing experience. The best part is that the recreational value of such an experience does not compromise the educational value of the museum trip. This is the convincing argument that students should put forward when rallying for the use of an open-top bus.
Determined students can push this agenda further by convincing their parents to agree that they would be ready to meet the extra cost of the trip in the event that an open-top bus is to be hired. Speak with a coach hire company for info about pricing.
Adopt A Restricted-Gadget Policy For The Trip
Learners can also kick the fun into a museum trip by agreeing to carry only the necessary tech devices for the museum trip. For example, it would be a good idea for the entire student fraternity to agree not to carry their mobile phones, music players and tablets on the trip.
By doing this, students will have afforded themselves an opportunity to have more meaningful conversations and interactions with their classmates during the trip. Students will be forced to find alternative ways to kill the "idle time" that they would have spent browsing and texting on their mobile phones (for example) during the trip.
Instead of carrying phones and tablets for taking photos while on the trip, students can agree to carry cameras.
Adopting a restricted gadget policy should be easier than advocating for an open-top bus because it only requires approval from the student fraternity going on the trip, so it might be easiest to make this happen if you can only use one option.