School programmes are a time-honoured tradition whereby the kids get to go on a field trip and take a day off school towards the end of each school year. Depending on the age and the size of the class, this can be anything from a trip to the local zoo to a day at the beach. Typically, the principal will make the plans, including the organisation of school coach hire for transporting the class safely and efficiently. If the class is going on a field trip to a local park or beach, there will need to be plans made regarding lunchtime as well as snacks for the way out and back. Children who have been eating bag lunches or consuming school lunch menus may enjoy a trip to a restaurant or even a fast food meal. The itinerary should include something educational as well as fun. A trip to an entertainment arcade may be a big hit with the students but wise teachers will be able to find field trip destinations that can not only entertain, but educate the students on a subject they might not be exposed to in regular class work. A trip to a nearby airport and a tour of the behind the scenes facilities might interest certain student to the point where their career choice may be influenced by the curiosity that was triggered on a field trip such as an airport tour. If the coach is chartered for the entire day, a trip out into the country to a diary farm or chicken hatchery can make for a very interesting school trip. Many children who grow up in the city will never have the chance to see farm animals up close and personal. A petting zoo can be another stopping off point as well.