Key Stage 3 or 4 Geography School and Educational Tour for UK schools or foreign schools learning English
Learning outside the classroom is a vital part of any pupil’s education – it is a ‘full immersion’ educational experience.
This Key Stage 3 or 4 Educational Tour can easily be adpated for any audience from year 7 high school students upto GCSE, A Level & University courses
Liverpool visit objectives - Geography Key Stage 3-4
- To experience a day as a tourist in Liverpool
- To understand how people and businesses make money from Tourism
- To understand what particularly brings tourists to Liverpool
- To answer the main enquiry question: ‘How important is Tourism to Liverpool?’
We will have a competition to take the most ‘touristy’ photo they can on the day. We will also run a competition for meeting the tourist from the furthest country away from the UK.
In the lead up to the day out we will help the following activities:
- Looking at visitor data and drawing graphs from them
- Exploring the various attractions online
- Drawing up a visitor brochure for the city
- Planning our investigation and questionnaires
This is a full educational day out in a vibrant city and is our most popular educational tour.
The students will be led by a Liverpool Tour Guide and in many cases we use those who are retired or former teachers or from an Educational background.
The Mersey Ferry tour is one of Liverpool’s “Major Tourist Attractions” and provides an amazing opportunity to orientate themselves from the River Mersey identifying the key waterfront landmarks for example the Liver Birds on the Liver Buildings, or the World’s 5th largest cathedral dominating St James Mount.
The walking tours have all been risk assessed and groups will only be crossed over roads where absolutely necessary and in every case at a marked pedestrian crossing using the “green man”.
The students will love their visit to the Radio City Tower which towers 138m above the city with its panoramic views across the region. The tower is in use as a working radio station for Radio City and you can see the new extension to the stand at Anfield the home of Liverpool Football Club, the gigantic red cranes at the busy Container port of Liverpool and on clear days you can see across the Wirral Estuary as far as the hills and mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales.
All students will be given a work pack including free map of Liverpool City Centre as well as an aerial view panoramic map of the City Centre for the mapping exercise.
Suggested timings - Full Day tour (these can be amended to suit your arrival time)
Starting point Albert Dock coach drop off point – Liverpool (postcode L3 4AE)
09.45 to 10:50 Walking tour: to consider the following areas.
Conferencing Centre, Pullman, Jurys Inn & other hotels,
Albert Dock, Beatles Story, Tate Gallery, Museum of Liverpool & Waterfront.
11:00 to 11:50 Mersey Ferry River Explorer Cruise
12:00 to 12:30 Time for students to eat their own picnic lunch at Pier head
12:45 to 13:15 Students to complete visitor questionnaires in Cavern Quarter
13:15 to 13:45 Visit Radio City Tower
13:45 Walking Tour William Brown Street (World Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Central Library & Victorian Round Reading Rooms & St Georges Hall area)
14:30 Rejoin your coach at the Cenotaph outside St Georges Hall
This is a walking tour for school groups arriving in their own bus or coach or we can arrange transport for you.
Pre-visit information packs, Full days guided tour for up to 30 students, Fares for the Mersey Ferry and entrance fees to the radio City Tower.
£17.50 per person arriving on your own coach (minimum numbers 16) – Teachers and classroom assistants travel free. We have arranged this tour for up to 150 students over 2 days staggering the itinerary and by using additional guides.
We can tailor this and any of our tours to suit the interests of your group. Educational tours can also be combined to create an exciting and bespoke holiday using the Liverpool City Centre Youth Hostel with excursions out to explore a wider part of North West England and North Wales.
We are members of UKSchoolTrips
Are all your tours risk assessed?
Once we have arranged your tour we will help you design worksheets and supply any relevant risk assessments before you arrive. You can also find our excursion policy at section 18 of our Terms shown at the foot of our website.
How many students can the tours accommodate?
We can arrange tours for any number of students; indeed we are currently working on a project for an International Choir Festival with 450 students visiting Liverpool in September 2016.
We will always split large groups and use sufficient guides to ensure that everyone has a brilliant day.
How many educational tours do you run for schools?
We are now running educational tours for both UK and international schools and colleges throughout the year. It’s an area that we are extremely keen to grow and it’s also an area that we would like to work with schools and colleges to source young new, Tourist Guides especially those with language skills. Overall I would estimate that this year we will run in excess of 50 tours to students from all over the world.
What Key Stages are the tours aimed at?
Our tours can be tailored for all age groups from Early Years and Primary schools through to Key Stage 3. We also design tours specifically for University and College groups. Why not have a good look through all of the tours on our website as many of them can easily be adapted or combined for a fun educational day out or school holiday.
How much are your tours?
As every tour is designed specifically for your group we do not have set charges. However, we will deliver great value and the final cost will depend on the size of the group, duration of the tour & whether we supply transport.
How do your tours of Liverpool develop skills required for the National Curriculum?
Liverpool is a brilliant place to ‘Learn Through Culture’ and the many museums and galleries and our tailored tours allow the students to focus on specific foundation subjects.
Using worksheets and multimedia, our structured tours inspire literacy, there’s lots of hands-on numeracy and lots of opportunity to introduce History in a first hand way and to enhance Science and learn new skills.
Liverpool is a truly superb destination for educational tours and just as importantly is a really fun and vibrant modern city that will inspire students.