SPONSORED: STA Travel Education is giving one school £10,000 to spend on a trip

STA Travel Education has broken traditions, and to help make school trips more accessible, it is offering one lucky group the opportunity to win their next trip, to the sweet tune of £10,000! The company is so dedicated to sending schools away, that it’s handing out freebies.

STA Travel, the self-confessed round-the-world experts, has turned its efforts to something a little closer to home: educational travel. The company has over 37 years’ experience in the industry and has now added the “educational travel’ string to its bow.

No funny business, we’re just passionate about inspiring the next generation

The team is made up of on-the-road experts who offer face-to-face advice to both schools and universities, on everything from destination inspiration and itineraries to personalised trip goals. Back at base, they are supported by an experienced team of experts, the classic travel-obsessed staff who they just don’t make any more!

We spoke to director, Ellen Rayner, about the change in direction.

“No funny business, we’re just passionate about inspiring the next generation. Travel educates as well as inspires and we want to make school trips a more realistic opportunity for many students,” she said.

On the standard of school trips, she added: “A lot of our clients come to us with small budgets and are restricted to domestic travel. We want to make sure one of these groups has the opportunity to realise a new culture, somewhere further-flung.”

STA Travel Education has risen to educational fame as a member of the School Travel Forum (STF). Some serious noise is being made around the company, which works with local schools right through to the big red-bricks.

To go hand in hand with its STF accreditation, STA Travel Education has recently been awarded a LOtC badge for its efforts to encourage students to go beyond the classroom.

To find out how you and your school can win, visit this website.