The beginning of the school year is almost here! For teachers, a field trip is one of the most effective tools that can be used this school year to provide every student with real-world experiences. Whether it is a class trip to a museum, a theater, or a community garden, each experience that a student participates in contributes to their understanding of the world.
Reasons To Choose A Charter Bus Service For A School Trip
When planning a long-distance, overnight, or weekend class trip, taking the school district’s buses might not be the most beneficial method of transportation. In this blog, we are going to share some great reasons why using a charter bus service, such as Professional Charter Services, can make class trips much easier for the teachers, students, and chaperones.
Safety Is A Priority
At Professional Charter Services, we are thorough about our charter buses and our drivers being among the safest in the industry. Our charter bus fleet is expertly maintained by mechanics on a meticulous routine to make sure that each charter vehicle is in phenomenal working condition. If it is not, it simply will not be used! In addition, all of our drivers, even the experienced ones, receive ongoing training and testing to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, and we are SPAB (School Pupil Activity Bus) Certified.
Everyone Is Together On One Bus
Coordinating parents to drive students in multiple vehicles on long-distance trips, although it may seem like a cost-effective option, often costs more money and is much more of a hassle. Not only can vehicles get lost and cause groups to separate, but taking multiple vehicles instead of one is not exactly our idea of being environmentally friendly. However, with bus charter services, the entire group can remain together and not get lost, take a wrong turn, or miss the right exit, and it’s much easier to keep a head count of the students.
Much Better Than A School Bus
School buses are not ideal for long-distance school trips or ones that last multiple days. Not only is there t inefficient heating and cooling, but the seats are not that comfortable and are often crammed. On these trips, comfort is key, and charter buses offer exactly that. With padded, reclining seats and footrests, climate and lighting controls, and plenty of aisle room, riders travel to their destination in comfort, whether asleep or awake, and arrived refreshed and ready to learn!
No Need For Bathroom Stops
Having to take continuous bathroom stops can really push back time. However, charter buses have spacious, onboard bathrooms, so there is no need to factor in stops at rest areas on your agenda, saving you time overall coming and going!
Plenty of Cargo Space
Many overnight or weekend field trips will require students to bring extra baggage. Coach buses not only have space for small luggage, such as backpacks and drawstring bags, but there is an ample amount of below-deck storage space. You can ensure that there will be enough space for luggage, as well as essential equipment and gear and personal items.
Amazing Charter Bus Amenities
The amenities of a charter bus go far beyond those of a school bus. Not only is there climate-controlled air conditioning and heating, but there is also often amenities, such as AC electrical outlets for charging devices, audio equipment and DVD players with color monitors, and wi-fi! Riders will remain entertained with a movie or their own devices, making the trip fly by!
Charter Bus Field Trip Tip: Going somewhere unique with your class? Play a video about the location or topic on the way there for a unique educational experience!
Accommodating Any Group Size
In addition to providing transportation to smaller groups in 28- to 36-passenger buses, Professional Charter Services has charter coaches to accommodate groups of over 50 people! Additionally, the drivers are very accommodating to any trip changes or quick detours — we want to make your field trip as comfortable and enjoyable as possible!
As you can see, using a charter bus service for class trips can be very beneficial. No matter the size of the group, the amount of luggage, or the distance of travel required, a charter bus rental is the best option for all of your class trip needs.
If you need a charter bus rental for your school field trip, contact Professional Charter Services to begin planning your trip and reserve your vehicle.