Why does travel matter? Your child has come home excited about the possibility of a school trip and you’re asking what benefits are there to participation? We believe travel matters as it provides educational growth by expanding a child’s mind and shrinking their world. Travel encourages independence and responsibility, and enhances appreciation of other cultures. The trip will inevitably strengthen bonds with teachers and classmates. And most of all, it’s incredibly fun! They will be remembering their Brightspark trip for years to come!