School trips are not only one of the favourite activities of the school calendar for students but also proof that learning can be, in fact, a lot of fun. Whether practicing language skills or learning about History, these are our top of the class destinations for School Trips 2024:
1- SCHOOL SKI TRIPS
Active school trips are becoming more popular each school year and skiing trips are definitely one of the classroom favourites.
A few days on the slopes, taking daily lessons with professional ski instructors and enjoying apres-ski activities are a lot of fun for school groups. They are both a great bonding experience and a fantastic opportunity for students to improve their skiing technique.
At JWT Travel we work with excellent resorts in Italy, Andorra, Bulgaria and France, ideal for school ski trips and our packages can be adapted to the abilities, size and needs of your group.
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2 – BEST OF PARIS
Paris is a magical city to visit any time of the year and a classic destination for school tours.
Taking a sightseeing boat along the River Seine, admiring iconic sights such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Damme and visiting the city’s top class museums are some of the must-do activities on a trip to Paris.
For some thrills and excitement, a full day at nearby Disneyland Paris theme park is always a highlight for students of all ages.
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3 – BARCELONA
Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is another favourite for school trips abroad. It is a great city to explore from many angles.
From a cultural and artistic point of view students can admire the work of Modernist architect Antoni Gaudi across the city; while soccer and sports fans will be delighted to visit the Camp Nou, the home of local greats Barcelona FC.
A school trip to Barcelona can be easily combined with a full day at PortAventura World theme park in Salou on the Costa Daurada, for some thrilling rides.
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4 – WWII BATTLEFIELDS
2024 will mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the Battle of Normandy which took place in June 1944 and marked the beginning of the end of WWII.
Many events and ceremonies will take place across Normandy, in Northern France, to remember this particular chapter of Europe’s most dramatic history. Normandy is a fascinating location for students to learn about the Second World War and how the conflict shaped Europe. Perfect for History-themed School Trips 2024.
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5 – GENEVA AND CERN
Located just outside Geneva, the European Organization for Nuclear Research or CERN is a dream destination for budding young scientists. Considered ‘the home of Science’, hundreds of scientists and researchers work in CERN in the areas of particle physics and computing, since it was founded in 1954.
It was here where the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, was created in 2008 to help scientists understand a bit better the mysteries of the universe. It was also at CERN where the very first website went live back in 1991.
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6 – CULTURE AND POLITICS IN THE USA
Washington DC and New York City are two of our top requests for school trips to the USA and definitely great options for 2024.
For world-class museums such as MoMa and Guggenheim, iconic architecture such as the Empire State Building and the bright lights of Broadway, New York City is a classic favourite.
Washington DC is a fantastic place to visit for students with an interest in American politics and history. The capital of the USA since 1790, Washington DC is named after one of its founding fathers and is home to the White House and the US Capitol, as well as the Lincoln Memorial, the Martin Luther King Memorial and superb museums and galleries.
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To find more ideas and inspiration for your School Trips 2024, check out: ALL SCHOOL TOUR DESTINATIONS
At JWT Schools we can organise school trips including activities, accommodation and flights from your local airport in Ireland, UK, Europe and beyond. Talk to our team to discuss your group’s needs and start planning your school trips 2024.Contact Us