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Christmas isn’t cancelled, so let’s celebrate 2020 style!

Ok, so the usual staffroom Christmas party, drinks at the local pub, meal at the city’s best restaurant or a late night visit to the kebab shop may not be on the cards this year, but Christmas...

Remembrance Day 2020: why it’s more relevant than ever this year

“The first stroke of eleven produced a magical effect. “The tram cars glided into stillness, motors ceased to cough and fume, and stopped dead, and the mighty-limbed dray horses hunched back...

18 modern day horrors this Halloween

Cast aside the scary masks, fake blood and freakishly convincing Halloween make up tutorials – there’s something spookier lurking in the shadows. From ‘no internet’ nightmares to...

How to get decision makers on board with your school trip

The first hurdle when planning a school trip is getting the go ahead from the decision makers at your school – and we know this can sometimes be a long process. So to help you out (because we know...

Black History Month – Resources to Support Your Teaching

Black History Month takes place every October to recognise and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of black people. So to help bring Black History Month into your classroom, we’ve...

Our new UK trips have landed! (Because staying local is the new going abroad)

UK trips aren’t anything new to us – we’ve been offering them for years alongside all of our international destinations! But because we know some groups aren’t quite ready to start thinking...

Hey teachers, our new UK school geography trips are here!

For over 55 years, we’ve been helping students discover the geographical wonders of the world – and now we’re bringing things closer to home with our new UK school geography trips! UK trips...

What did we do when Covid hit? What we’ve always done: put our clients at the heart of everything we do

In a world of corporate jargon, business speak and Covid buzzwords, it’s refreshing to read something that’s from the heart. And that’s exactly what Rayburn’s Lucy Simson has done. As...

Top tips for choirs from leading industry professionals

Looking back on last year’s UK Choir Festival events – where choirs of all sounds and styles join in a number of workshops to learn, develop and perform – we asked some of the...

COVID-19: Important information for upcoming trips

Coronavirus Update – Latest update: 14th August 2020   Rayburn Tours Office – Update In order to support Government advice our office is, unfortunately, temporarily closed and our staff...

Iceland’s going to be very different, but here’s why there’s never been a better time to visit

  Seasoned geographer, educator and long-time Field Study Tutor, Val Vannet is no stranger to teaching out in the field, particularly Iceland. Confessing to a 16-year love affair with the...

The past, the present and the future of school travel

The FCO started advising against any non-essential travel around the world which had a huge impact on all travel, including school trips. As the UK went into lockdown in late March, so did the...