History Trips for Schools to
The Western Front

History Trips for Schools to
The Western Front

For four years the Western Front was the destination of mud, blood and fighting. Now, for 100 years it has been the destination of learning, understanding and remembrance.

A visit to the Western Front focuses primarily on the stretch of land from the Ypres Salient down into France as far as Albert, known as the Somme.

A journey into the area brings home the reality of the conflict, taking you through a landscape dotted with cemeteries and memorials from the large and imposing areas dedicated to tens of thousands of servicemen and women, to the smaller and more personal areas erected to individual soldiers and regiments.

Walk through reconstructed trenches, stand on the very ground that men fought and died for and let your students understand the accounts of those who lived through the conflict.

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Curricular Links

Perfect for: All ages and stages of secondary education

  • Life on the Frontline
  • Trenches and Trench Life
  • Command and Leadership
  • War and Technology
  • Women - Their Roles and the Impact of War in their Lives
  • Medicine and Medical Advancement
  • The Home Front
  • The Role of the Commonwealth and Empire Troops
  • Writers and Poets
  • Conflict and Warfare over Time

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The Western Front - October 2017
From £199pp

Take a look at our unique package to the Western Front in October 2017 where history will be brought to life as you visit key First World War sites.

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Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.

 

Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you provide risk assessments for hotels?

    Rayburn Tours have individual audits which are completed on every hotel/accommodation centre which we use. We are more than happy for you to see this should you wish. Our audits cover fire safety, means of escape and general safety.

  • What are you responsible for?

    The DfE’s guidance for safe travel highlights the need for all those involved with the organisation and running of a tour to work together as a team. This is our aim at Rayburn Tours, to work together with our party leaders to ensure our groups' safety and peace of mind.

  • Will our driver speak English?

    Not all drivers will speak English but every driver will be fully aware of your itinerary and our 24-hour emergency phone line is available in the unlikely event assistance is needed.
  • Are all of your coaches audited?

    UK coaches: Yes, all of our UK coach companies are audited by our in-house team. Copies of which can be made available to you.

    Foreign coaches: It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. We request that an audit is completed by the foreign coach company which includes confirmation of the following: they will comply with all national, local and other laws, rules and codes of practice, and that all services contracted shall be performed with all due skill, care and diligence The vehicle is fully insured for the duration of the tour.

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