Well planned excursions are recognized as a means of complementing and enriching the learning that takes place in the classroom. Excursions stimulate children’s interest and provide access to resources and experiences that are not available in the classroom. Excursions can provide the opportunity for the development of social skills where students are part of a group operating in a non-school environment.

It is recognized that students will benefit most from excursions when their teachers have thoroughly prepared pre-excursion and post-excursion activities that serve to integrate the learnings gained in the out-of-school experience into the overall learning objectives of the course/unit/subject.