The winners of the 2018/19 School Travel Awards have been revealed at a celebratory ceremony held in Kensington, London.
BBC TV news anchor and Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce hosted the UK’s biggest event for school travel and learning outside the classroom on Friday 16th November at the Royal Garden Hotel.
The School Travel Awards, organised by School Travel Organiser magazine, recognise how important it is to reward those in the education sector, especially those who excel in providing exciting and educational trips for Primary and Secondary schools.
Amongst the winners announced was the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham, voted Best Sporting Venue, the V&A London, which picked up the award for Best Museum Visit, while Cheddar Gorge & Caves in Somerset won Best Venue for History Learning.
Two of the awards recognised best practice within schools and each come with a £1,500 prize to spend on a school trip.
The 2018/19 award finalists & winners are…
BEST HERITAGE VENUE
Winner: Longleat, Wiltshire
BEST SPORTING VENUE
Winner: World Rugby Museum, Twickenham
BEST THEATRE PRODUCTION FOR SCHOOLS
Winner: The Lion King
BEST UK DESTINATION OR ATTRACTION
Winner: KidZania, London
BEST INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION OR ATTRACTION
Winner: Disneyland Paris
BEST SKI RESORT
Winner: Prato Nevoso, Italy
BEST MUSEUM VISIT
Winner: V&A, London
BEST FOOD & LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Winner: Halsbury Travel (Food Technology Trips)
BEST ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE
Winner: Go Ape
BEST VENUE FOR SCIENCE LEARNING
Winner: LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
BEST VENUE FOR MATHS LEARNING
Winner: Bletchley Park
BEST VENUE FOR ENGLISH LEARNING
Winner: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
BEST VENUE FOR HISTORY LEARNING
Winner: Cheddar Gorge & Caves, Somerset
BEST SCHOOL TOUR OPERATOR
BEST RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE
'MY BEST SCHOOL TRIP' AWARD'
This special award, which comes with a £1,500 prize to spend on a school trip, recognises some brilliant school trips and the impact they have on the students involved.
Winner: Moorside Primary School, Lancaster (Year 1 residential to FSC Malham Tarn)
SCHOOL TRIP CHAMPION AWARD
Readers voted for their winner of this award which recognises an individual who goes above and beyond in delivering school trips and learning outside the classroom experiences. For more information on each of the finalists head over to our special feature about them.
Winner: Alan Butters, Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, Nottingham