Too many students are missing out on museum and gallery visits post-pandemic, with even school-led trips in decline. Andria Zafirakou issues a call for action to schools
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Research published by national charity Art Fund has found that 36% of teachers are undertaking fewer culturally based school trips post-pandemic. This figure rises to 40% in some areas of the country, including in the North West and the Midlands.

Fewer visits means that students are missing out on immersive and rich learning experiences that help spark their imagination and develop critical thinking.

Visiting cultural spaces is an important part of all children’s education, helping them to understand and operate within a different environment, embed their knowledge and improve their understanding, not just of the curriculum but the world around them, too.

For many of the children I have taught, cultural trips have proven to be the most memorable moments of their time at school and we must not underestimate the impact of these experiences.

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