Author:MeganDeakin

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Eastbourne Silver Band’s Belgian ballad

The band has woken to a day That’s going to be warm, The early mist was swept away With the coming of the dawn. Yesterday we had some beers And, one or two, a gin, For those that sat out in the...
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What’s Brexit got to do with language learning? Turns out a lot.

A recent survey published by the British Council cites Brexit as one of the reasons that pupils are becoming disengaged with foreign language learning. According to a third of secondary teachers, a...
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Victory in Europe Day – A date for your diaries

  What is VE Day? After almost 6 years of fighting, millions of lives lost, families, cities and homes devastated, Victory in Europe was declared on 8th May 1945. UK Prime Minister Winston...

Iceland’s Westfjords – where the journey is part of the adventure!

I’ve always loved Iceland, ever since my first visit, many years ago. I was instantly captivated by the stunning scenery and spectacular landscapes and fell under its spell completely....
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Seville’s top 10 (almost free) school trip activities

Seville is your gateway to a time gone by. Known for its steamy-hot summers and mild winters, this southern Spanish capital is famous for its historic churches, grand palaces, Renaissance...
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Oh la la… Samoëns has it all for school skiing

Described as a breath of fresh mountain air is the ancient village of Samoëns in France. This charming resort is part of the Grand Massif ski area, which encompasses 265km of incredible interlinked...
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Follow the road less travelled – Iceland hot spots and their off the beaten track alternatives

Topping travel bucket lists, astonishing great outdoor lovers and gripping thrill-seekers – there’s something pretty special about Iceland. Boasting unspoiled landscapes as far as the eye can see...
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Funny animal idioms that will make you sound more French

One great way to make yourself, or your language students, sound like a French native is to learn ‘expressions idiomatiques’ (known in English as idioms or sayings). These are everyday sayings...

The ultimate travel bucket list for Game of Thrones fans

With the epic Game of Thrones TV fantasy series airing for the final time last week, many fans have been left with a little GOT sized hole in their lives. Sound familiar? If you’ve been glued to...

Are you a parent getting in touch about your child’s trip?

Are you a parent? Do you have a question or query about your child’s trip with Rayburn Tours? If the answer is ‘yes’ to both of those questions, then read on.
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Sherborne Girls School hit Sestrière’s slopes

Earlier this month, Sherborne Girls School headed to the Italian resort of Sestrière for a ski trip to remember. With its high-altitude, dramatic mountain landscapes, slopes to suit all levels and...
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How can an international trip lead to success?

Taking your students out of the classroom on a school trip and immersing them into a totally new culture is one of the most rewarding experiences you can give. Being able to visit the countries that...