It is true to say that parents want the best for their children and getting them the best education possible is usually at the top of the list for any responsible parent. We try to live vicariously through our children and we want them to have the things that we could never have when we were growing up. It is important that you as a parent don’t get caught up in all of the academics of schooling because there are other things that are equally important for your child’s education.
It’s likely that you might disapprove of school trips because you feel that they are huge waste of money and it’s taking the children out of the classroom where they should be. Studies tell us that children who can experience a school retreat on a regular basis are more productive in the classroom and they do much better in their tests. If they are organised properly, these school trips can leave long lasting memories in children’s heads and it also helps to motivate them to do better in school. If you are still a little bit hung up on school retreats and the benefits that they offer, then please read on.
- Improved critical thinking skills – Critical thinking skills are something that many children lack in today’s modern world and so it is important that we prepare our children for what lies ahead because it is going to be a lot of competition when they grow up and they need to be ready for that. Allowing your child to enjoy a school retreat will provide them with opportunities to solve problems, to communicate properly with their peers and to learn valuable life skills.
- They back up teaching – Children are often confused as to why they are learning about a particular thing and so school retreats provide the perfect opportunity to let the children see how the knowledge can help them in everyday life. School retreats can involve going to national parks but also museums, businesses and even factories to let kids know what is going on in the real world.
It is important that children trust and believe what their teachers are telling them and so school retreats provide the perfect opportunity for students and teachers to bond together. Most importantly, school retreats help to create long-lasting memories the children will still be talking about when they are adults.