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London Media & Film Studies School Trips & Tours
If you’re looking to take your media and film studies group to a great budget destination that comes packed with educational benefits, choose London.
There are many experiences in London for film and media studies such as: BFI IMAX Cinema, British Board of Film Classification and the London Film Academy. Here your pupils will be able to experience many places within London and be able to enjoy a West End show in the evening.
Our strong links with renowned organisations – plus expert service and advice from your dedicated Educational Travel Advisor – will make bridging the gap between the classroom and the day-to-day reality of this dynamic industry easier for you.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Morning flight from Ireland||Blue Badge Guided tour by coach. Check into your accommodation||Coca-Cola London Eye|
|2||BBFC||London Film Academy Workshop||West End Show|
|3||Warner Brothers Studios - The Making of Harry Potter||Return flight to Ireland|
|Morning||Morning flight from Ireland|
|Afternoon||Blue Badge Guided tour by coach. Check into your accommodation|
|Evening||Coca-Cola London Eye|
|Afternoon||London Film Academy Workshop|
|Evening||West End Show|
|Morning||Warner Brothers Studios - The Making of Harry Potter|
|Afternoon||Return flight to Ireland|
Price Shown includes
On-tour support includes...
- Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Pre-booked and pre-paid London Underground tickets
- A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
British Board of Film Classification
Who decides whether a film gets an ‘18’ or a ‘U’ rating? This question and many more will be answered at the BBFC’s seminar ‘Can You Cut It?’, where students will meet the people who decide the ratings of thousands of films, DVDs and games. The seminar aims to provide an overview of the BBFC’s history and function, followed by an interactive segment using film clips
which gives students the chance to debate and discuss how and why films areclassified.
London Film Museum
The UK’s only museum of film history and filmmaking, created with the backing of major studios, distributors and industry professionals, is currently home to the largest collection of James Bond vehicles used by 007 on film! Your students will be left shaken and stirred by the’ Bond in Motion’ exhibition, which features over a hundred original cars, boats, bikes and gyrocopters from the film series, together with scripts and never-before-seen concept art and storyboards.
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Step onto authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter™ film series. Tread the original stone floor of the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall, encounter animatronic creatures and wander down Diagon Alley. Located at the Studios where all eight films were produced.
A programme of educational workshops has been created to complement the Studio Tour. These workshops are delivered in a purpose-built classroom and use the Harry Potter™ film series as an example of the wider context and theories surrounding filmmaking. You’ll even get access to free downloadable pre- and post-visit resource packs to use in the classroom.
Workshop options include:
- Instructional Writing
- Script to Screen
- Costume Characterisation
- The Distressing Process
Teaching resources for all workshops available online - https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/learning/teaching-resources
London Film Academy
Our three hour and full-day programmes offer a wide selection of practical filmmaking topics. Recommended workshops and seminars, covering the key areas of cinematography and storyboarding, have been shown here. However, other options are available and your choice will be pitched according to your group’s requirements to ensure they get the most out of their day.
Acting for Directors
Writing a Short Film
iPhone Film Making
Make-up for Film & TV
Making a Short Film (full day only)
Investigating Media – Production Process (pre-production, production & post-production)
Creating Media – Documentary Filmmaking
The Language of Film
Airbrush Makeup for Film & TV
Creating Media – Writing a Shot List
Sky Skills Studio
Take your students behind the scenes at Sky’s state-of-the-art production facility and introduce them to amazing technology to make their very own television report. Your group will see how Sky uses the latest broadcast technology and will learn how TV is transmitted to our homes via satellite signal. An exciting, hands-on insight into the broadcast industry! Please note, visits must be booked directly with Sky Skills Studio.
City Academy Workshops
Filmmaking (90 mins) - During this fascinating workshop, your students will gain an insight into what it’s like to work in the film industry. All tutors are working industry professionals and can instruct on storyboarding, cinematography, camera, lighting and sound. This is a hands-on, practical teaching session however each student will have limited access to equipment during a 90-minute session. Three-hour workshops are available to allow more time with equipment.
Photography (90 mins) - A unique opportunity for your students to explore the diversity of London’s cityscape using a digital SLR and the most important functions of the camera. Students are required to provide their own digital SLR camera.
Wimbledon – Marketing an Attraction
Includes a guided tour of the grounds, museum entry & a talk (3 hours)
This fascinating visit offers students an intriguing insight into the marketing machine behind the world’s most coveted title in tennis. Students will gain an understanding of the unique relationship between the Club and the Championships and discover the opportunities and constraints that this presents in promoting a year-round attraction. During the talk, students will have the opportunity to evaluate current marketing materials produced by the museum however your lecturer can tailor your discussion to suit the specific learning objectives of your group on request.
Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the excellent Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, Madame Tussauds London combines glitz and glamour with incredible history with over 300 wax figures, including David Beckham, Lady Gaga, the Queen and many, many more. So, who do you want to meet?
Star Wars at Madame Tussauds
Created in close collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm, Star Wars at Madame Tussauds is a unique, immersive experience starring extraordinarily life-like wax figures of the favourite heroes and villains of Star Wars Episodes I-VI. The figures appear in authentic walk-in sets inspired by key scenes from the movies. Dynamic special effects add to the immersion, as you can step right into, and star in, some of the most iconic moments in film history.
Learn about the history of the Guardian newspaper with a workshop that’s designed to complement the National Curriculum and can be tailor-made to suit your particular requirements. Delivered by experienced teachers, workshop topics can include ‘Make a Newspaper’, ‘Editorial Teams’, ‘Podcasting’, ‘Video Editing’, ‘Women and the Vote’ and ‘Civil Rights in the USA in the 1950s and 1960s’. Workshops must be booked directly with the Guardian.
Book early to avoid disappointment!
The Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising
What makes us buy certain products? Discover how well-loved brands have evolved through creative use of packaging and advertising and how we, the public, have evolved with them.
Worksheets can be completed during the visit on topics including advertising, packaging and marketing. Evocative and inspiring, the museum houses a kaleidoscope of images and iconic brands and features over 12,000 original items.
West End Shows
A West End show is a magical and unforgettable experience and a must for school groups visiting the city! Catch a show at one of the capital's famous theatres with tickets to an array of award-winning plays and spectacular musicals, including the Lion King and Wicked!
There are so many popular options to choose from and we can book any show for your group. Plus, our dedicated in-house theatre team and our links with the best ticket providers means we’ll be able to reserve your first choice tickets.
Visit the new stadium and take a 90-minute tour. See England’s changing rooms, the players’ warm-up zone, VIP reception area, the Royal Box, dugouts, the post-match interview area, press conference room, treatment rooms and the Bobby Moore Statue. You can even ‘Lift the Cup’!
Thames River Cruise
Take in London’s best-loved sights on this enjoyable cruise. Your pupils will gain an insight into the many layers of history that have built up along the river, from the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge to the Coca-Cola London Eye.
Coca-Cola London Eye
For a fantastic bird’s eye view of England’s capital city, take a ride on the Coca-Cola London Eye. Spot famed landmarks and take in the 30-mile panoramic view. Plus enjoy fantastic group prices with NST.
Educational resources are available for engineering, maths, ICT and primary school groups.
Highlights of London Blue Badge Guided Tour
See the major sights of the city. An expert Blue Badge Guide will join you on your coach and bring the Capital to life for your group. Sights may include Big Ben & Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral.
- Jack the Ripper tour
- Evening ghost bus tour
- Ice skating
We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.
Giving you full support throughout
Before your tour
- Your own dedicated NST contact
- Bespoke tour itineraries
- Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
- Curriculum linked visit programmes
- Great value for money - no hidden costs
- Free group leader inspection visits
- Risk assessment guidance
- Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits
Whilst you're away
- Free educational resources
- Group-friendly accommodation
- Exceptional standards of coaching
- On-tour support from our reps on the ground
- Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
- 24/7 support just a call away
- Extensive group travel insurance
On your return
- Priority rebooking services
- Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
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