Something that's been striking me as curious is there's been occasions on THE LOUD HOUSE where school field trips are to locations that serve no educational purposes whatsoever, like an amusement park, or even the beach . . . I know school systems have changed a lot since my day (heck, we were completely forbidden to have cellphones, or other electronic devices like CD players, MP3 players, and what have you with us, and if we got caught, our devices were confiscated, held by the principal, and we couldn't get them back until the end of the school year), but do schools really have field trips like this nowadays?
At least as far as a beach in concerned, I could give some benefit of a doubt; I remember from an 80s episode of ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS, Alvin and Simon had to go to the beach as part of their science project, but it was strictly for that, and nothing more . . . of course, leave it to Alvin to just lay around and soak up some rays, while Simon is doing actual studying of tides and such, but in TLH's case, this beach field trip consisted of basically letting the kids play and do whatever they wanted like build sandcastles, play volleyball, surf, and such.
Bottom line, even field trips were lesson plans, they just happened to be lesson plans that exposed us firsthand experiences that were beyond the classroom - something an amusement park or the beach seem to offer nothing of sort. Still, like I said, so much about school systems and school policies have changed so much since my day, I don't even know if such field trips like this actually happen in real life or not . . . still strikes me curious, though.