Heads Up 17 March 2023


Feel Good Field Trips

Feel Good Field Trips was launched in March 2022 by Avanti West Coast and aims to provide thousands of school children aged between 4-18 with the chance to go on free, enriching and educational days out across the West Coast Mainline.

The schools involved all have high pupil premium rates and are located close to a station Avanti serves. Many will have never had the opportunity to go on such a special field trip – some won’t have even been on a train before.

Schools that can access an Avanti managed station (Rugby, Coventry, Birmingham International – transport to stations can be provided over a short distance), are invited to sign up for one of two trips.  These trips are completely free for schools and include:

  • A return trip on an Avanti train
  • Lunch
  • An enriching educational day out which is reflective of Britain's diverse society
  • Learning in a hands-on way / interactive experience

The two Feel Good Field Trips schools can choose from are:

The Herbert Gallery, Coventry

  • Trip is for a maximum of 30 students
  • Return travel on an Avanti train with seats reserved
  • 15 min walk from Coventry station
  • Your students will get to see and learn about Dippy the Diplodocus
  • Each group will get a choice of workshop while at the gallery
  • Lunch will be provided at the cafe
  • Most suited for KS1, KS2 or Y7/8

Soho Sonic Recording Studio, London

  • Trip is for a maximum of 20 students
  • Return travel on an Avanti train with seats reserved
  • Transport on the London Underground to Kentish Town then a 15 min walk to the studio
  • Students will be split into 2 groups of 10
  • One group will go for lunch in a nearby cafe while the other group will learn how to produce and record their own song/poem

For more information or to book a Feel Good Field Trip, please contact david.savage.crl@gmail.com 


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