Breaking down educational barriers with cross-curriculum tours

Studies on cross-curriculum learning have shown it can lead to increased motivation, improvement of the learning process, encourage critical thinking, interaction and reflection and promotes teamwork between students. When combining curriculums, students make connections between subjects which in turn create richer learning opportunities as the material becomes more relevant and meaningful. Here are our favourite...
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Studies on cross-curriculum learning have shown it can lead to increased motivation, improvement of the learning process, encourage critical thinking, interaction and reflection and promotes teamwork between students. When combining curriculums, students make connections between subjects which in turn create richer learning opportunities as the material becomes more relevant and meaningful.

Here are our favourite picks for cross-curriculum educational programs.

STEM & Language in China

A global powerhouse, China is leading the charge when it comes to STEM. Students can learn about China’s use of technology in ancient and modern times, go behind the scenes on guided tours of major manufacturing plants, and visit museums, laboratories and organisations devoted to science and technology. With language lessons and cultural activities woven throughout the tour students will improve their language comprehension and skills as well as gain confidence in their abilities to master the Chinese language.

What do our teachers say?

‘The highlight our China tour was undoubtedly the enthusiasm, the excitement and the exuberance very visibly displayed on the faces of the students from the very first day all the way until the very last day.’ Whitefriars College

View our China STEM tour here.

Literature and Visual Arts in the UK

In the United Kingdom, students will retrace the steps of literary greats, discovering their personal stories and rise to stardom. They will explore the five sites of Shakespeare as well as original houses and museums for famous writers such as Jane Austen and Lewis Carrol. Visual Arts students will enrich their expertise through workshops at world renowned museums, including V & A Museum, the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design.

View our Page, Stage & Screen Literature tour here.

View our Europe Drama & Arts tour here.

History & Arts in Italy & Greece

Walking in the footsteps of ancient gods and emperors, students will come face to face with history at every turn on guided tours exploring historic ruins and ancient cities. With the abundance of galleries and museums, churches and architectural landmarks, Italy and Greece are an arts student’s delight with the option to participate in a range of workshops including sketching, painting, sculpting and more.

What do our teachers say?

‘The more times I visit Italy, the more I fall in love with it!’ Lumen Christi College

‘The tour was very educational and the guides exceptional with their engagement and subject knowledge’ Mornington Secondary College

View our Ancient Classics in Italy & Greece tour here.

Science & Geography in NZ

New Zealand is the perfect destination for students of Science and Geography. Where else can students can explore ancient forests, natural hot springs, underwater caves, sand dunes, volcanoes, icy glaciers and breathtaking fjords all in the one place? Students can gain a deeper understanding of New Zealand’s diverse eco environment, experiencing earthquake simulations, monitoring volcanic activity and exploring geothermal reserves.

View our New Zealand North Island Explorer tour here.

History & Performing Arts in NYC

New York provides students with a wealth of resources to engage them in areas of History and Performing Arts. From stories of loss and recovery at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to exploring underground tunnels used by gangs on the NYC Gangster Tour, students will uncover the history of New York City, as they journey through its five boroughs. Performing arts students can participate in Broadway performer led workshops, attend acting classes at the NYC Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and enjoy tours of the NYC Film Academy.

What do our teachers say?

‘The NYC performing arts workshops were an invaluable experience for our students and provided them with real world experiences from the best in the business’ – Aquinas College

View our New York Geography & Arts tour here.

View our New York History & Geography tour here.

Cross-curriculum tours can be designed around your school’s curriculum goals and requirements. For more information on what learning areas you can incorporate into your next tour – contact us today.

 

 

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