Parents fondest childhood memories on school trips
2 February 2023
This week sees an important step for Hyundai Motor UK in its support for #Progressforhumanity, as it launches ‘The Great British School Trip’.
Hyundai is investing £1 million in a programme of school trips in order to prevent children missing out on such experiences.
Research has shown almost half of parents (44%) admit their fondest childhood memories include school trips, With over a third (32%) confessing these outings impacted their future career path. Two thirds (65%) of those surveyed confess that they wish they had appreciated school trips and their benefits more when they were at school, with just under three quarters (72%) revealing that they want their children to have the opportunity to go on more school trips.
Nearly two fifths (39%) also recognise there is a chance their youngster won’t be offered the opportunity to go on school trips during the 2022 to 2023 academic year due to lack of school funding and volunteers.
This initiative has struck a chord, with over 350 venues showing their support for The Great British School Trip by signing up as trip locations already.
After huge teacher interest and registrations, bookings are now open for the initiative, which has launched with Hyundai’s Educator in Residence, Tim Campbell MBE.
Tim recently visited Ghyllgrove Primary School in Essex to discuss the importance of school trips and chat about his own memories from his school days. See more here: https://blog.hyundai.co.uk/experiences/hyundai-csv/hyundai-pledges-1m-for-school-trips-to-remember