Black Tomato unveils Field Trip itineraries

Luxury travel brand Black Tomato has launched a new series of educational experiences designed to “fuel future generations through travel”.

The brand’s new Field Trip collection comprises eight educational experiences covering eight different disciplines, with a total of 64 itineraries. 

The hands-on modules have been designed for children aged 12 and over and span science, technology engineering and maths; social studies; religious studios; history; the arts; language and culture; and earth sciences. 

Black Tomato said sustainability and generating positive social impact would be a “consistent theme” through each syllabus area.

Lessons will be fully bespoke and scalable and can be incorporated ad hoc into existing or newly created itineraries. They can also be dialled up or down depending on each client’s wishes, ranging from half day to multi-day programming.

Itineraries include a history experience on women’s narratives in Israel, working with conservationists on critical rhino notching efforts in Kenya (pictured) and learning about customs and culture with a Vedic guru in Jaipur, India. 

Co-founder Tom Marchant said: “We’ve seen a significant surge in demand from our substantial family market in both the UK and US, seeking as a top priority to further their older school-aged children’s personal and academic development. 

“‘Field Trip’ is aimed at meeting their needs; whether to support subject matters for college and inspire potential future careers, or more simply spark joy from learning and to contextualise core and emerging subjects - but not in a conventional way.

“Far beyond the blackboard, being able to transport children outside of the classroom and away from their screens, to build their skills and interests in situ, has been incredibly gratifying, especially as a father myself. It feels like a privilege to know that we can help to shape experiences, expand knowledge and develop dreams for the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders, policy makers and activists. 

“We believe these trips will not only provide an engaging, experiential platform for education, but also inspire a profound appreciation for travel to be insightful and sustainable.”

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