BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour had a recent feature on school trips.  The BBC says:

School trips can be educational, adventurous, fun… and costly.  What are the merits of getting back to basics and going camping?  Or is that too much effort? James Wynne, Head of Science at Chesterfield School in Crosby, who has recently introduced his year 11s to virtual reality school outings and Pamela Butchart, author of the children’s book “There’s a Werewolf in My Tent” discuss the pros and cons of residential school trips.

It’s available until mid-June.