How Are School Field Trips Beneficial?

Andriani Lazari

School field trips are exciting and engage children. Field trips bring children out of their routines and give them the opportunity for meaningful educational experiences.

School field trips give students more opportunities for «hands-on learning.» For example, instead of just reading about physics, students who visit a university have the ability to do experiments.

Expert Insight
When students go on field trips, they are taught by more people than their regular teachers. They are brought out into the community to interact with experts in their fields.
The things children see and experience on field trips can increase their motivation for learning. Being out and about in the community and seeing how adults are using their education, inspires students to persevere.

Field trips result in greater appreciation and respect for the institution that was visited. Greater understanding builds interest and care.
Teachers can struggle to come up with relevant, «hands-on» science projects and experiments. Field trips give students the opportunity to see scientists work in action, and see how this is relevant to their lives. Hearing an astronaut speak at a planetarium piques interest in astronomy. Getting to dig with a geologist and feel geodes means so much more than looking at a picture in a book.
Fine Arts
Field trips give students greater opportunities to develop an appreciation for the arts. Students attend dramatic productions, ballets and art museums on field trips. This exposure is vital to a well-rounded education and cannot be accomplished without field trips.