We cater for a variety of age groups and working with schools to provide outstanding educational school trips is important to us. LL Tours is able to offer a variety of resources, such as a lecture theatre that is fully equipped with projection equipment and wireless, as well as tea! This facility often makes a great back-up if the weather isn't being kind!
We also work with Lyme Regis Museum and boat trip providers to provide your pupils with all-round education on their school trip.
Should you wish, we can provide a buffet or packed lunch for your school trip and source accommodation for an educational trip that requires an overnight stay.
We are able to tailor any of the tours we offer specifically for children or young adults.
In recent years Mary Anning tours have been especially popular for school trips, because the life story of this first paleontologist complements the study of natural sciences and history. Additionally, Mary Anning was only 11 years old when she helped find the first ichthyosaur fossil and from very humble origins. We have found that children can often identify with her and her amazing achievements more than anyone else. This walk promotes cross curricular education by teaming it with a drawing session, quiz, fossil hunting, rockpooling or even a trip to the local museum, which we can organise on your behalf. We also incorporate a 'show and tell' element in this walk centred around fossils. For this walk, the guide can dress up in the Victorian costume of the era should you request this in advance. A limited amount of dressing up clothes are also available for the children on the school trip.
Additionally, another walk that has been very popular for school trips recently is the Jane Austen walk, largely because it can be teamed with all the other activities, as above. This can also be conducted in full Regency costume, so that the children really get a feel for life in the early 1800s.
However, if you're looking for a school trip activity that focusses more on the natural world, such as a nature walk, there are various walks locally (including the Undercliff National Nature Reserve - part of Britain's only natural World Heritage Site), suitable for school trips. These walks will often include activities such as drawing, painting, tree-rubbings, photography, map reading, using a compass and even a picnic.
In the past we have also incorporated a pavement art session in some of our school trips where we draw a large chalk timeline on the seafront with various dates on it and children choose something from a range of cards that they can draw in chalk next to the appropriate date. Items on the cards range from dinosaurs and marine reptiles, types of architecture and periods of clothing. We then photograph what the children have produced, so that you can have a copy for your school. If you wish, we can even get a large scale banner of the finished piece printed for use on the wall in your classroom.
Whichever school trip you choose, you can be sure you are working with a quality, reliable organisation. We have worked with organisations such as CBBC, BBC Radio Solent, Natural England, The Natural History Museum, Lyme Regis Museum, The National Trust, The University of Birmingham, Endemol UK, Twilight Films and, last but not least, Jedward. See our reviews on Trip Advisor.