When most of us think of school trips we think of long coach journeys, packed lunches and some very cold British weather. (Featured image by Deanster1983)
These could be a thing of the past for a select few lucky schoolchildren….if Monarch Airlines has anything to do with it.
The airline has launched a competition offering schools the use of three of its planes for the school trip of a lifetime.
Up to 600 lucky pupils from three schools will jet off to Verona, Dubrovnik and Friedrichshafen in what has been dubbed the ‘best day trip ever’.
But it won’t be all fun and games for the 200 children on each flight; as with any school trip, there will be plenty of educational elements.
On the flight to Verona, which will depart from Manchester, pupils will be given an on-board acting lesson to learn about Romeo and Juliet.
The day trip to the German city of Friedrichshafen and the Zeppelin Museum will include a German lesson at 30,000 feet.
Pupils on the final flight, from Birmingham to the picturesque Croatian city of Dubrovnik, will be treated to an in-flight history lesson.
“We all remember what it was like to be a child and the excitement that came with flying, so we’re proud to be promoting our campaign that puts the fun back into flying for everyone,” said Kevin George, managing director at Monarch Airlines.
“All schools that enter the competition will be considered and we are looking forward to receiving lots of entries.”
The competition is open to secondary school children in years seven to nine, and any school in the UK can enter.
Both teachers and head teachers can enter their school in the competition by going to monarch.co.uk.
The ‘best day trip ever’ is scheduled for 24 April, and if you want to enter you’ll need to be quick – the closing date is Friday 5 April.