Are you a dedicated teacher planning an unforgettable school trip for your passionate English and Drama students? Cornwall, with its captivating landscapes and vibrant cultural scene, offers an ideal setting for an educational adventure. In this comprehensive guide, we will provide you with an enriched itinerary, ensuring your trip to Cornwall is both informative and enjoyable.
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1:00 PM: Arrival by Coach
Get ready to explore the wonders of Cornwall as you step off the coach into this picturesque region.
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Check-In and Lunch
Upon arriving at your chosen accommodation, your students can enjoy a well-deserved lunch, preparing them for the exciting days ahead. Cornwall’s local cuisine includes delights like Cornish pasties, fresh seafood, and traditional cream teas.
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Drama Workshop at Minack Theatre
Kickstart your trip with a visit to the iconic Minack Theatre. Here, your students will immerse themselves in the world of drama, learning about stagecraft, and even having the opportunity to perform on this remarkable cliffside stage. Expert instructors will guide them through various acting techniques, fostering creativity and confidence. The Minack Theatre’s stunning backdrop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean adds a unique touch to the experience.
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Evening Meal
After an exhilarating workshop, it’s time to refuel with a delicious Cornish dinner back at your accommodation. Cornwall’s culinary scene offers a variety of dishes, including Cornish cream tea, fresh fish and chips, and hearty Cornish pies.
8:30 PM – Ghost Tour in St. Ives (Optional)
For those seeking an extra thrill, consider a ghost tour in the charming town of St. Ives. Led by knowledgeable guides, this tour will engage students with intriguing stories and legends, perfect for drama enthusiasts. St. Ives, known for its stunning beaches and artistic community, also has a rich history filled with mysteries and tales of the supernatural.
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Breakfast
Start your day with a tasty breakfast, providing the energy needed for the day’s adventures. Many Cornish cafes offer traditional breakfast options featuring local ingredients like sausages and bacon from nearby farms.
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Visit St. Michael’s Mount
Embark on a journey to the historic St. Michael’s Mount. Here, students can explore the castle and its captivating history, immersing themselves in the tales and legends of this remarkable island. Don’t forget to check the tide schedule as you can either walk across the causeway or take a boat to the island.
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch
Stop for a break and a bite to eat with your packed lunch provided by your accommodation.
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
Dive into the world of art and literature at the Barbara Hepworth Museum. Your students will have the opportunity to explore Hepworth’s sculptures and gain insights into her creative process. This visit can serve as a profound source of inspiration for their creative writing activities later in the day. Encourage students to sketch or take notes on their favorite sculptures for use in their writing projects.
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Evening Meal and Student Performances
Gather for a delightful evening meal at your accommodation, during which students can showcase their creative pieces, whether it be a dramatic reading, a recitation of poetry, or a short play. This evening of performances allows students to celebrate their artistic achievements and encourages peer support and appreciation. Consider creating a cozy atmosphere with candlelight to enhance the experience.
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Breakfast
Begin the day with a hearty breakfast, ensuring everyone is energized for the day’s activities.
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Visit Royal Cornwall Museum
Head to the historic city of Truro to visit the Royal Cornwall Museum. This museum houses a diverse collection of artifacts, artworks, and historical treasures related to Cornwall’s rich heritage, including its literary and artistic contributions. Your students can explore exhibitions highlighting Cornwall’s renowned authors, artists, and poets. Look out for interactive exhibits or guided tours to make the experience more engaging.
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Farewell Lunch
Gather for a farewell lunch, sharing stories and experiences from your enriching trip. Consider organizing a group reflection session where students can discuss what they’ve learned and how the trip has impacted them creatively and personally.
2:00 PM – Departure
Bid farewell to Cornwall and embark on your journey home, cherishing the memories and newfound inspirations gained from this educational adventure.
Note: This itinerary can be tailored to your specific preferences and the duration of your trip, ensuring a personalized and memorable experience for your students. As always, please check each attraction and museum’s website for the latest opening times and pricing information. If you need help planning your next school trip to Cornwall, feel free to contact us.
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Here at School Trips UK our dedicated school trip team have over 20 years’ experience in the travel industry and we pride ourselves in delivering bespoke tips that make learning fun and engaging.
At the start of your enquiry we will research the best accommodation for your chosen destination as well as transport providers if required, and one agent will keep in touch with you throughout the process to ensure you are happy and kept in the loop right to the end of your visit.
All trips can be arranged around a particular subject or subjects and we can include workshops, talks, company visits and other relevant activities accordingly. Everything for your trip would be individually sourced, from local restaurants for your meals to evening activities such as ghost walks or ten pin bowling.
Before you depart on your trip you’ll be provided with detailed itineraries, all booking information, travle maps if required and 24 hour emergency contact details.
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