Media & Film Studies School Trips & Tours

Explore the Magic of Media & Film with NST, our tours have been specifically designed to give your group a thrilling insight into the world of Media & Film Studies. Whichever destination you choose from our range, we’ll work with you to meet your specific learning requirements – no matter how big or small your budget.

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Media LIVE! Conference

Media LIVE! Conference

Bring media studies to life for your students and show them the many different paths a career in media could take at our Media LIVE! conference - all whilst enjoying the magic of Disneyland® Paris!

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London

London

A trip to London provides a vast range of visits covering film, TV & radio, branding, advertising & marketing and print publishing.  Popular visits include the British Board of Film Classification, behind the-scenes walking tour at Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, The London Film Academy, BFI IMAX Private Screening, Sky Skills Studio, The Museum of Brands and the Guardian newspaper.

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London Day Trips

London Day Trips

A day trip to London is a great way for media groups to enjoy a low-cost experience in the capital city whilst seeing this dynamic industry in action.

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Paris

Paris

Paris offers an eclectic mix of experiences. From a walking tour on a film set to learning why Hollywood directors love filming in Paris and to see the real-life locations that inspired some of the world’s popular and universal stories, such as the Hunchback of Notre Dame, to a backstage tour of Europe’s most famous movie theatre, Les Etoiles du Rex, a media studies tour to Paris is certain to inspire and excite your students.

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Berlin

Berlin

Berlin rich in historic legacy, yet culturally diverse and dynamic, Berlin is certainly a city of contrasts. With an abundance of creative and media corporations, it has a growing reputation as a city that’s steadily making its mark as a major media location.

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New York

New York

Our media & film tours to New York offers an experience like no other, with its varied educational sessions, workshops and tours, plus its general fast pace and excitement, popular visits for media & film studies groups include the New York Film Academy Interactive Sessions, Museum of Moving Image, NBC Studio Tour, Radio City ‘Stage Door’ tour, International Center of Photography and Nintendo World.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is at the heart of America’s media and film industry. From curriculum-linked visits, to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, different cultures and great opportunities for group bonding, it’s a destination that covers all bases and offers a truly memorable school trip experience.

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Our most popular media & film school trip destinations...

Our most popular media & film school trip destinations...

London

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.

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New York

Give your pupils a USA style experience they’ll never forget with our fantastic educational sessions, workshops and tours covering topics such as TV and film production, moving image and sound. We work with many top New York media organisations to provide you with an unbeatable school trip to this dazzling destination that is guaranteed to leave your pupils feeling excited and inspired.

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Tour planning service

Tour planning service

With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you:

  • Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly
  • Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings
  • Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals


You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.

Free school trip promotion pack

Free school trip promotion pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of:

  • Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete A3 posters to promote your trip around school
  • PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs
  • Parents’ leaflets covering how NST manage safety, financial protection and details of our travel insurance
  • Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip


For selected destinations, we’ll provide a trip launch web page using video footage and imagery. This web page is provided by a weblink and can be shared with pupils and parents in many ways.

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour.

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip. Plus, we can provide you with specific risk assessment templates for geography tours to Iceland, the West Coast USA, the Bay of Naples, the Swiss Alps and French Alps – helping to make planning your trip easier for you.

Planning first school trip

Planning first school trip

Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process.

If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way.

Our helpful guide covers the following:

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist


View our essential guide to a successful school trip here.

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Locate My Trip uses GPS technology and is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your location whilst on tour. Specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers, NST will know where your group are 24/7. If your schedule needs to change, we’ll put plans in place to keep your tour on track. 

With Locate My Trip your group can also share photos and videos with the school and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here.

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you.

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too.

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go.

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here.

Free classroom resources

Free classroom resources

We've created a range of free geography resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom!

Take a look at our downloadable posters here.

Speak to one of our school travel experts

Our team of school travel experts have unrivalled destination knowledge and experience so they can help to bring your tour ideas to life and might even suggest options you hadn’t already thought of too! So get in touch today and we'll help to create a bespoke, budget-friendly tour itinerary to meet your specific learning requirements.

Why choose NST...

Here's why thousands of teachers choose NST each year...

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated Media & Film tour co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you

With our online school trip organiser, travel app, free classroom posters and trip launch resources to support your in-school promotion.

  • Free group leader inspection visits

We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning. 

  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.

  • More than 50 years’ experience

With over 50 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

  • Risk assessment guidance

Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip.

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • Aligned to current study themes

All of our Media & Film trips are aligned with the current GCSE and A-level curriculums. 

  • Offsetting carbon emissions

For every trip taken, we'll plant a Maya nut tree in Peru to support reforestation, local communities & biodiversity. Plus, we'll offset an additional tonne of CO2 to guarantee carbon emission reductions. 

 

Looking for protection on your next school trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.  

 

Don’t forget – if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial. 

 

Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA

Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

We're LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

The Department for Education advises schools to always look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing a school travel provider.