Trips are arranged under four exciting, curriculum-linked themes
Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world
People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future
Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - ’Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress
Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone
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Built to control a river crossing, this imposing medieval castle is set up on a high rock overlooking the River Tees. Building began on the castle after 1093 and much of what remains today has survived from the 12th and early 13th centuries. With its rich and often turbulent history, your class can explore the development of the castle and its buildings much favoured by the Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III.
Don’t forget, if you are looking for help with funding the cost of your trip, you can apply for a bursary!
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We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.
Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.
Inspire your students in the places where history really happened on a free self-led visit or an expert-led Discovery Visit workshop. The following offers are included as part of The Great British School Trip:
FREE SELF-LED VISITS
You can bring your class to any of our sites entirely free of charge. We offer free entry to pre-booked schools, as well as free planning visits to help you make the most out of your day. Use our free downloadable resources to help with your planning and risk assessment.
Award-winning and immersive Discovery Visits are available at selected sites from just £100 per session per class. Students of all ages and abilities can meet characters from the past, role-play or handle intriguing objects.
Scar Top, Barnard Castle
DL12 8PR. England
April - October: Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm. November - March: Saturday-Sunday, 10am - 4pm.