How much time does a teacher spend working?
The typical working week is 37.5 hours long, or 40 hours if you count the obligatory lunch break. Now, even if you love your job like we do, we’re sure you’ll agree that a 40-hour working week is long enough. Besides, we have things to do, people to see and many adventures to embark on with our own tribes!
So, get this: according to research published last year by the Education Policy Institute, the average teacher in England works a whopping 48.2 hours a week! That’s like adding a day and a half to the working week, almost.
And that’s not all. The study also showed that one in five teachers work 60 hours or more every week a 12 hours above the limit that was set by the European working time directive.
It’s not just time spent teaching kids that constitutes as work. Teachers get home and rather than enjoying some downtime with their families, often have to mark papers or prepare for lessons. They arrive at school super early and leave long after the school bell rings. They work extra hard to make sure our kids are given the best education possible â mega kudos to them!
Take a break
If you’re a teacher, then take it from us: you deserve a break from the classroom! You need to leave school behind for the day to rejuvenate in the treetops!
Yep, you read that correctly! How do you fancy unleashing your inner Tarzan (or Jane) in the forest at Go Ape? Leave your worries in the classroom as you and your mini tribe take on obstacles ranging from bridges and swings to nets, stirrups and zip wires!
Chances are that your class will be in need of a break, too! Maybe they’ve been working hard on group projects or have been busy revising for a test. A school trip to Go Ape will be tree-mendously fun as well as educational (a win-win).
For one day, let Go Ape take control of your lesson plan! Your trip will pan out a little something like this:
– Arrive at the forest and complete one of our suggested activities (we’ve put together a whole range of learning resources with the help of practicing teachers, covering English, maths and science).
– Head up into the canopy to take on a Tree Top Adventure or Tree Top Junior, depending on how old your tribe are.
– Tuck into a scrumptious school lunch in the heart of the forest (under the shelter if it’s wet). – Complete another one of the suggested activities.
– Leave the forest with huge smiles across your faces, certificates of your accomplishments and ever-lasting memories of your time with us!
Oh, and here’s something else that might sweeten the deal for you: teachers get to swing absolutely free! The school package is available Mon-Fri during term time. If you fancy chatting to us before booking up, call 0845 643 9215. Hopefully see you in the treetops soon!