From a very young age in the United Kingdom, children are getting the best education possible from kindergarten to primary school, secondary school and then on to university. As parents, it is our job to provide our children with the best possible start in life and we try to live our lives vicariously through them and so this means that they need the right kind of education. We know and understand the importance of creating a learning environment in which to do this, but many students all across the United Kingdom spend a little bit too much time on their digital devices.
It’s time that all kids got to take part in more student travel because as everyone knows, travel certainly does expand the mind and any of the older generations, including your parents and grandparents. No one regrets the experiences they have when travelling, which introduces young minds to other values and beliefs. The following are just some of the top reasons why travel really does expand the mind.
- It leads to personal development – Every student needs to learn about independence because they won’t always have their parents or their teacher there to take care of them. Getting the opportunity to go on a student expedition takes them to a milestone in their lives which can have a real impact on their overall personal development.
- It leads to higher confidence – When students travel on a school trip to places such as India and the Galapagos Islands, they learn many new things about how people live, plus the wildlife is studied. With this newfound knowledge, students become much more confident in the classroom and in real life; they will speak up when they have knowledge of a particular topic that is being discussed.
- Positive memories of education are created – If you were to ask your parents or grandparents about their educational experiences when they were young, they would probably tell you that they spent all of their time in the classroom and so they ended up not having positive memory of it. School trips help to change this mindset and kids now look forward to getting an education.
We need to get our kids out there into the real world so that they can experience other cultures and they can learn about other points of view.