Providing educational experiences for pupils outside the classroom is an essential part of the school curriculum. Schools, Learning and Education supports establishments in seeking to maximise the opportunities for all pupils to enjoy a variety of educational excursions. There are many types of experiences that can be undertaken:
- cultural visits
- outdoor activities
- environmental projects
- national awards such as ASDAN, John Muir or Duke of Edinburgh Award
- residential excursions at home and abroad.
Schools are encouraged to examine the opportunities they provide, as well as seeking to match it to the needs of individual pupils.