One sorry student forgets their permission slip, and has to be left behind.
The kids treat the race to the back of the bus like the Olympic 100m sprint.
The student with the best stash of junk food becomes the schoolyard Willie Wonka.
There’s a collective sugar rush . . . then sugar crash.
And someone quickly discovers their vulnerability for travel sickness.
Your class belts out inane song after inane song.
And try to become best mates with the bus driver (who happens to stay for free with YHA, FYI).
You overhear gossip you know you should shush, but you secretly want to listen for a few more juicy details.
You play photographer for everyone whose selfie stick you haven’t confiscated.
There’s a weird tension between your class and other schools you bump into.
The kids fill out their worksheets with questionable effort.
The class smart aleck toys with the tour guide until you whisper a stern word in their ear.
You suffer a mild heart attack when you think one of the students is missing, but it turns out they’re just spending a little too long in the gift shop.
An embarrassing piece of clothing slips out of someone’s bag.
You bond with the kids over a hot Milo and a bikkie in the dining room.
Woke, thirsty, kek, on fleek, salty, straight fire . . . yeah, your vocabulary expands rapidly.
Friendships develop and crushes blossom over the dinner table.
It takes a UN peacekeeping mission to decide which movie to watch in the evening.
You’re glad your room is right next door to the kids, but you appreciate a solid night’s sleep when you return home.
Your students learn plenty – even if it’s just the experience of spending a night away from home.
YHA Australia welcomes thousands of school groups every year, providing secure, clean, and affordable accommodation for groups as small as 10 and as large as 150.
YHA hostels have excellent facilities for groups, such as expansive BBQ and common areas, catering options, rooms secured by key cards and lockers, and knowledgeable staff at dedicated travel desks who can take the hassle out of arranging your group’s activities – ask your Groups Coordinator about which educational programs suit your students’ needs.
Safety is paramount at YHA, and risk assessments are available for our properties, plus YHA staff are fully trained to handle emergency situations.
Visit yhagroups.com.au to start planning your safe, affordable, quality school group getaway today.