Far from being vacation days away from the classroom, field trips play an important role in student learning. Kids learn invaluable lessons that can’t be replicated in the classroom and are helpful for students of all ages. At BounceU, we make planning field trips easy for schools, daycares, camps, and other student groups, with full support from our team throughout the planning process. Here are some of the ways field trips help to make support students’ learning and influence how they succeed when they are back in their classrooms.
Better Social Skills
School isn’t just about memorizing facts from books. It also gives kids the opportunity to build and refines social skills that serve them throughout their lives. Field trips give students the opportunity to interact in ways they can’t in the classroom, as they have new, shared experiences and spend time with fellow students outside of their normal peer group. The relationships that are established during field trips can profoundly impact the social relationships students have back in the classroom. By putting them in situations in which they interact with students outside of their usual circle also helps them build empathy and understanding of people who are different than them.
Exposure to New Ideas
On field trips, students get a close-up look at ideas, places, and people that are new to them. Seeing these new ideas can change the way they view the world around them and influence how they approach future learning. This real-world experience cannot be replicated in the classroom simply by lecturing about something new.
Excitement About Academic Concepts
Field trips let teachers make concepts they are teaching the classroom come alive in new and unexpected ways. At BounceU, by playing in out bounce castles, students can learn lessons about the health benefits of exercise, physics, anatomy, biology, and much more. Students can get a renewed interest in their schoolwork by seeing real-world applications of the concepts they are learning.
Are you ready to reap the benefits of a field trip at BounceU in Farmingdale? Contact us at (516) 986-4518 to schedule a field trip, kid’s birthday party, or group event.