Things to focus on when planning a field trip?
When we plan on a field trip for children, we should ensure that the trip is an educational one. You need to focus on the educational area you need to enhance on and then decide on the trip location based on that. Before you plan on it, look at the age groups of the children, if they are pre-school children, then it is not wise to take them on a trip to some very serious historical location which they might not find it interesting at all. The initial step should be on jotting down the possible places that you can go with the kids. The destination you choose should be a place that can be affordable by the school and the kids parents. Contact the places you have decided on visiting prior to the day of the field trip. Inform them about the number of people that would be attending the trip and this would give the people at the destination to ensure that the environment is safe for the kids without any hazard.
Safety of the children.
Children are magnets that attracts danger like no other. Therefore, when organizing field trips for children there always needs extra precaution.
What you can do as parents.
As parents, who are sending your kids on field trips you need to ensure that your kids are injected with the necessary medications to prevent them from catching any flu or virus. Further as responsible parents you can fix a wolf track system such as a blaqwolf tracker app into to your child’s school bag or the watch. This way you can have a peaceful mind even if you are at home as you will be able to locate and know where your child is at the time. Have a letter tagged or placed in your child’s bag stating the items or things that he or she is allergic to. This way the school authorities can make sure that the children do not consume or contact anything that might put them in danger.
What you can do as a teacher.
The teachers who are participating on the trip need to have a good knowledge about the various behaviours of the kids who are in the trip. All the kids need to be counted every time you get into the bus and get off the bus. Always make sure that you have a letter of approval by the parents on sending their children on the trip. This is to avoid any legal issues that can potentially happen. And save the contact numbers of the emergency contact of the child. This way you would know who to contact at any emergency. Send a list of the gears, tools, and things that are required for each child through way of a notice to the parents.