Author:nicola.astle

Top tips for choirs from leading industry professionals

The first UK Choir Festival event of 2019 in Manchester may seem like a distant memory, but as we gear up for the next event in St Albans, we take a moment to reminisce. Hundreds of choristers...

Netball World Cup 2019 squad – our final 12!

Today’s the day netball fans… Tracey Neville is unveiling the chosen 12 for her squad ahead of the Netball World Cup which starts in Liverpool in just 49 days! The big question on everyone’s...

What was life like before social media?

What was life like before social media? News headlines around the world read “Facebook Outage: WhatsApp and Instagram also affected” – and it seems the world went into meltdown! According to a...

How can an international concert tour benefit your youth ensemble?

‘Next level’ inspiration With over 50 years of experience creating inspirational tour experiences for youth ensembles, we at Rayburn Tours know how much young musicians stand to gain from going...

What makes Tarvisio the all-round perfect ski resort for schools?

Well, in a nutshell it’s great value, compact and safe, has friendly instructors and locals, and in my opinion, some of the best après ski activities of all our school ski resorts! Tarvisio is one...

How to choose the perfect Geography Tour Destination

How do you choose the perfect Geography Tour destination? Everyone has their own motivation; experience, personal desire, price, student input. But it’s you who picks where’s next on your...

Faringdon College: Day 5 (Final Day)

It was a very fine breakfast once again but with an added “course”; presentations were made by the staff on behalf of themselves and the pupils to Rasa and Lena of B&B Selfoss, Magnus...

Faringdon College: Day 4

A day of anxiety! Could we or couldn’t we? Could we get out to Heimaey and back again on the ferry? Various websites were checked, our great GT Coaching Company assisted us by making many phone...

Faringdon College: Day 3

A glorious dawn again today. Once all were fully “waffled up” at breakfast time it was an early start and off to the ferry port for Heimaey island. The sunrise was spectacular and Hekla and...

Faringdon College: Day 2

The group slept very well last night and, after lights out (at 22.30), all was very quiet in the accommodation centre. And the good news was that the Northern lights had been well seen the previous...

Faringdon College: Arrival Day

Well, Faringdon College are here in Iceland safe and sound (quite a lot of sound, actually – but happy sound!). Everyone seems to be in very good spirits and already much has been seen. The...

Faringdon College: Iceland 2013 Tour

Just getting to grips with blogging! Allow me to introduce myself. I am Ian and I will be your FST throughout your tour. I will be hoping to open eyes and minds to all things geographical (in a...