You don’t get a more breath taking outdoor classroom than St Ives: An awesome educational trip destination at any time of year and packed full of opportunities to immerse students in a wide variety of curriculum subjects from art & photography to geography, geology and tourism.
It’s also a brilliant location for primary school residentials where pupils can have surf lessons, conduct beach cleans, participate in storytelling workshops and take part in activities on the beach, at Leach Pottery, St Ives Theatre, Tate St Ives and out on the coast path.
With the cost of living a consideration for all trip organisers and teachers, St Ives offers fantastic opportunities at a lower cost. Our town is packed full of history, culture, art and unique physical features – and that’s even before you explore the surrounding area of West Penwith.
Having gone from a global pandemic to a cost-of-living crisis it’s more important than ever to get students out of the classroom and into the fresh air – stimulating their sense of independence and investing in their wellbeing.
Research shows that residential experiences promote deep engagement, including among previously disaffected students and those with challenging behaviour, so where better to base yourself than St Ives where students (and teachers) are guaranteed a safe, secure and stress-free environment.
“This is an exceptional place for a group of students to stay; they love St Ives. As teachers we feel that the town has a fascinating range of research proposals for Geography NEA – from the coasts, changing places, CUE and population spec; as well as being a smaller, safe location for students to explore.”
Vicky Forth, KS5 Geography Lead, Toot Hill School, Notts.
Schools visit from all over the UK, usually coming down by coach, train, or minibus. It’s truly amazing to see the change in students from the day they arrive to the day they leave and with St Ives open 12 months a year the winter offers inclusive and even better value opportunities for residential trips.
Cohort Educational Trips in the centre of St Ives has a Learning Outside the Classroom Site Provider Award and offers high quality accommodation for educational establishments. Cohort has been working with primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities for over seven years; supporting them with all aspects of their trip planning including itinerary creation and transport.
Visit Cohort’s website for more information: Cohort Educational Trips .