several successful web-based businesses) and Debbie Harris (a qualified secondary teacher and NQT mentor) to brand a very exciting new project in educational tourism for the Isle of Wight. The business was named Education Destination – the Island Classroom.
Education Destination or ‘ED’ for short provide quality educational visits to the Isle of Wight, supported by inspired resources and activities prepared by qualified teachers to meet new curriculum objectives. The Isle of Wight is The Island Classroom – an incredibly diverse range of opportunities to teach and learn about virtually every subject, all within a small geographic area and supported by experienced service providers with a long history of catering for visitors. ED offer 100% Bespoke Trips & Visits to the Isle of Wight, any time of year.
From their website www.educationdestination.co.uk schools are able to pick and choose from curriculum linked resources and activities to suit their own requirements and build their own unique itinerary. Alternatively they can even choose from one of the many ready-made, tried and tested trips already existing on ED’s site.
The business has already gained strong support from several island business as well as local MP Andrew Turner who said:
“As a former teacher, I believe the approach taken by Education Destination could revolutionise school trips, ensuring a curriculum focussed educational outcome, whilst keeping the fun and excitement of a school trip to the Isle of Wight. As MP for the Isle of Wight, I am excited by the huge potential for the Island to become the foremost destination for school trips – it would benefit so many sectors: attractions, accommodation providers and travel companies – as well as all the pupils who visit. I wish Education Destination and their partner companies every success in this impressive project.”
Keep your eyes peeled for this special badge at several Island venues stating their proud involvement with Education Destination. Island businesses such as Blackgang Chine, Robin Hill, The Needles, Appuldurcombe House, Carisbrooke Castle, Dinosaur Isle, the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and many more are already on-board as well as island ferry companies Red Funnel and Wightlink. It looks to be a happy new year for Education Destination- the Island Classroom.