How to prepare for a school trip: 11 steps (with pictures)

How to prepare for a school trip: 11 steps (with pictures)
How to prepare for a school trip: 11 steps (with pictures)

Preparing your belongings for an excursion is done by taking into account the tasks to be accomplished, the duration of the trip as well as the requirements of the school in relation to the equipment. Start by making a list of necessary items, add a few items of your choice, and then prepare your luggage.


Part 1 of 4: take what is required by the school

Pack for a Field Trip Step 1

Step 1. Talk to a teacher to find out what you need

Ask him what you will need during the excursion (and what will not be necessary). Also, be sure to make a list of things you want to bring as a personal thing. Once done, cross out anything that is trivial and add any other items you forgot.

  • A checklist can be very useful, as you can check off each item after you put it in the bag.
  • When it comes to a daylong educational outing (and you won't be spending the night), you don't need a lot of effects. On the other hand, if it is a question of an excursion that will last a week or more, you will need to organize yourself more carefully.
Pack for a Field Trip Step 2

Step 2. Choose a suitable backpack

It will need to be large enough to hold all of your belongings, but it will still need to be the ideal size and weight so you can carry it. If this is your first time getting one, have a sales assistant help you load bags and then walk carrying them to get a feel for the weight of a full bag. You need to make sure that the weight is acceptable, especially if you walk a lot or if you engage in physical activities.

Part 2 of 4: make a list

Pack for a Field Trip Step 3

Step 1. Follow your school's list (if there is one)

If not, you might consider taking these few items with you.

  • A backpack (see above).
  • A backpack cover if the rain is likely to be a problem or if you have to cross a ford or walk in the mud. It will also be useful if you have to cross marshy meadows. In case you fall, the waterproof cover that covers your belongings will protect them and prevent them from getting soaked.
  • Writing materials (paints, pencils, pens, notepad and paper).
  • Instruments for measuring (if necessary).
  • A digital camera.
  • A tablet (this could be useful for documenting things, if you are used to it. However, make sure it is fully charged).
  • A flashlight.
  • Plasticine (for prints, sketches, etc.).
  • A telephone (once again, you will have to make sure that it is fully charged, because once in the field you will not be able to plug it in).
  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, bug spray.
  • A windbreaker or a raincoat.
  • Layers of clothing (if necessary).
  • Consult a camping list if you are going on an overnight excursion or for a longer period.

Part 3 of 4: preparing for an excursion

Pack for a Field Trip Step 4

Step 1. Gather everything you will need

Put it all in one place. Your bed or the floor of your bedroom or even that of the guest room could do the trick.

Pack for a Field Trip Step 5

Step 2. Take a pencil case

It usually contains a pencil or pen and a piece of paper. Then you can take fun pocket items with you like a small flashlight, play dough, or even your own food (of course if you are allowed to). You can take whatever you like as long as it fits in the kit. If you have to undergo a security search, like at airports, don't take it. Don't forget to share some things with your classmates.

Pack for a Field Trip Step 6

Step 3. Bring additional items

For example, you should keep a bottle of water and a snack for the trip. Also take a light jacket in case it gets cold later in the day.

Part 4 of 4: preparing for a summer excursion

Pack for a Field Trip Step 7

Step 1. Gather everything you will need

Put it all in one place. Your bed, the floor of your bedroom or even that of the guest bedroom may be suitable.

Pack for a Field Trip Step 8

Step 2. Take the basics

This includes a packed lunch, a lightweight foldable raincoat in case it rains, sunscreen, a pre-filled reusable water bottle, sunglasses, lip balm, a sun hat, a cardigan and a insecticide.

Pack for a Field Trip Step 9

Step 3. Take some extra items

Don't take a neck pillow, as it will only burden you. The best extra items you can take with you are an extra snack, camera, pen, notepad, and freezer for your lunch. This device can not only keep your meal cool, but if you are hot, you can also place it on your forehead to cool you down a bit.

Pack for a Field Trip Step 10

Step 4. Pack things smart

Put your lunch at the bottom of the bag to keep it cool, then place the extra snack on top before placing the raincoat, camera and cardigan respectively followed by the water bottle, placed at the bottom on the side so you can have it handy (while keeping it cool). Next will be the notepad and pen (place the latter in the spiral binding, if there is one). After that, dispose of the insecticide, lip balm and sunscreen. Now you can put the hat and sunglasses on, but make sure you leave some space at the top of the bag in case you want to take them out of the bag. The idea behind this arrangement is to keep water and food cool, but also to have water handy and then protect the camera by putting it in the middle of clothes. After that, you can place insecticide, lip balm, sunscreen, pens and notepads on the top. It's best not to put anything in the side pockets (if your bag has one) to prevent someone from stealing from you. You may even come across people who are able to steal your insecticide or sunscreen just because they don't have it and they aren't good enough people to be kind enough to ask you to. to lend.

Pack for a Field Trip Step 11

Step 5. Grab your bag and have fun


  • Bring playing cards and a notepad plus a pen to play M.A.S.H or other games on the bus. Also plan some money for souvenir shops.
  • It is a good idea to have a camera with you during excursions. It will allow you to take pictures of yourself with your friends and keep them as memories.
  • If you have any health concerns or allergies, be sure to let your teacher know before you travel.
  • Bring an extra pair of socks if you plan to walk in the rain.
  • Be nice to your guide, so if you do anything stupid, he'll turn a blind eye to it!
  • Don't forget to charge your devices all night or the day before the excursion. So your batteries will be full when you hit the road.
  • Bring your lunch just in case.
  • If you are going on an excursion for walking, mountaineering or hiking, be sure to bring medicine and a first aid kit in case of injury.
  • If you were to walk (you and your classmates), be sure to bring shoes suitable for walking and those intended for running.
  • Make a list of everything you need. So when you get ready in the morning, you won't forget anything.


  • Find out what clothes you can wear. If your school has a dress code, follow that.
  • If you are allowed, take a small first aid kit with you as well as some meclozine (Agyrax) and paracetamol. Always be ready.
  • Make sure you are allowed to bring electronic devices.
  • Do not bring anything that could cause you problems.

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