Amazing School Trips for Key Stage 3

There's no doubt that school trips can greatly enhance Key Stage 3 learning, whilst also building on core skills such as team building, problem-solving and developing independence. 

Here at European Study Tours, we have the pleasure of facilitating an array of school trips ideal for Key Stage 3 students, but before we share some of our inspiring locations, here are some valuable benefits that school trips have to offer Key Stage 3 students. 


School trips help bring classroom learning to life

For your students, seeing a topic explained away from the classroom can help them cement this information quicker and more clearly, as it provides them with a relatable example they can refer back to. 

School trips allow you, as their teachers, to see how they react, adjust their thinking and progress in new and unique environments. An education experience like this could benefit your students’ Key Stage 3 learning, and allow you to understand them and their behaviour better.


School trips can boost confidence

Often, some students find connecting with classmates harder than others, and coming out of their comfort zone can be a challenge.  

But being away from home and trying new things can help Key Stage 3 students to come out of their shells, develop confidence and increase their independence. It also places them in situations that can boost their decision-making and leadership skills.


A great bonding experience

Spending time with their peers outside of the classroom and the usual school setting can help to build stronger friendships and provide a different key Stage 3 learning experience. It also allows students to find common ground with classmates they may have never spoken to or worked with before.


Key Stage 3 school trips strengthen communication skills

It's easy for communication to get a little lost on some students, especially with so much technology and flashing devices competing for their attention.

School trips are a simple yet effective way to maximise Key Stage 3 learning by encouraging students to venture into the outdoors and spend time reconnecting whilst building on their communication skills. 

When working as a team, your students must listen and respond to others around them to reach a common goal or complete a group task effectively.

Now we know the core benefits that school trips have on enhancing classroom learning, let's delve into some enticing trip ideas throughout Europe that are sure to delight and captivate your Key Stage 3 students. 



The Eternal City of Rome is a Key Stage 3 history lover's dream come true. From the Colosseum to the Vatican, there's so much to see and learn about. A school trip to Rome would allow students to explore the city's rich history and culture. Plus, it would be a great chance to eat authentic pizza whilst practising their Italian!


New York

The big apple, the urban jungle. New York is a city that has it all - from iconic landmarks, impressive skyscrapers and world-class museums. A school trip to New York would be the perfect opportunity for Key Stage 3 students to fully immerse in the rich history of this sensational city.



One of the liveliest cities in the world. Barcelona really does have something for everyone. From the stunning architecture of Antoni Gaudi to the festive atmosphere of Las Ramblas, there's so much to see and do. A school trip to Barcelona would be the perfect opportunity for Key Stage 3 students to discover more about the city's spirited culture.



Berlin is an excellent choice for a Key Stage 3 school trip because this city has a varied and vibrant history. There are many sites to see and there whole areas dedicated to learning more about World War II and the Cold War. Key Stage 3 students will also be able to visit spectacular art galleries, explore the local markets, and try some delicious German food!



Florence is the perfect location for Key Stage 3 students that have a passion for art and culture. The city is home to many famous museums and art galleries, including the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia Gallery. There are also a number of impressive exhibitions to visit, and plenty of charming places to refuel whilst chatting about the exciting topics of the day.



China truly is a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience, rich in customs, tradition and mesmerising locations to visit, we’re sure that any student will be transfixed by the ancient culture and impressive architecture. 

A school trip to China would be the perfect opportunity for Key Stage 3 students to learn about the country's difficult past its thriving present and hopeful future. Known as one of the most beautiful places in the world, a school trip to China will be a spectacular and unforgettable experience for everyone 


So what are you waiting for?

We could keep going about the vast benefits that school trips have to offer Key Stage 3 students, but these are a few of the most impactful and some of our favourite destinations. 

With so many great options to choose from, there's sure to be a school trip that's perfect for your class! So get in touch to discuss your unique requirements today.