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Free Teaching Resources for you

At Rayburn Tours, we’re all about enriching educational experiences for students and helping teachers to do this in any way we can. With subject specialists in our team, we keep a close eye on the national curriculum in order to create educational tours that match students’ learning. As well as using this in depth subject knowledge to create our tailor-made tours, we use it to support teachers in more ways by creating fantastic free teaching resources. For geography teachers who are studying volcanoes with their pupils, or looking at the development of tourism in Iceland or the issues surrounding...

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Top 10 Team GB Winter Olympic Moments

With the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games just days away, here is a selection of some of the greatest Team GB Winter Olympic moments. Chamonix 1924 Curling Gold An eight-strong team of British male curlers claimed the first ever Team GB Olympic Winter Games gold medal. The team, selected by a committee from the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, returned to the UK victorious, with Sweden winning the silver medal and France winning bronze. Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 Ice Hockey Gold Team GB men’s hockey team shocked the world when they beat Canada to the gold medal. In...

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History of the Winter Olympic Games

The first Winter Olympic Games was held in Chamonix, France in 1924. Since then, the games have been held in 10 different countries with the number of participating countries, events and athletes increasing with nearly every...

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Free 2018 Winter Olympics Events Schedule

The 2018 Winter Olympics kicks off in PyeongChang in just over a week and the excitement is starting to build here at Rayburn HQ. There will be 102 events in 15 different sports this year, with four new disciplines added: big air snowboarding, mixed doubles curling, mass start speed skating and mixed team alpine skiing. The British team have been set a record target of five medals after a mammoth £32m investment from UK Sport. To help you keep on track with all the action, we’ve compiled a handy events planner which showcases the scheduled day of each event...

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Valletta, Malta – European Capital of Culture 2018

Valletta was declared European Capital of Culture (ECoC) on the 12th October 2012. The Valletta 2018 Foundation has been charge of implementing the project to ensure that Malta receives the benefits of this title. The city will be hosting the title of European Capital of Culture in 2018 with a partner Dutch city, Leeuwarden. It is an excellent opportunity for regenerating cities, boosting tourism and breathing new life into the city’s culture. Many events and projects have been organised with various local and international communities. Valletta’s Mayor, Alexiei Dingli, says “Valletta is a mirror which reflects our common European heritage, a canvas which lends its spaces to...

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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) is a day for everyone to remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed in Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides. The date marks the liberation of the largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau. On HMD we can all honour the survivors of these acts of hatred and learn the lessons of the past recognising that genocide does not just take place on its own, it’s a steady process which can begin if discrimination, racism and hatred are not check and prevented. There are a number of museums...

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UK Choir Festival announce newly appointed patron, Bazil Meade MBE

The UK Choir Festival brings a unique singing experience to Manchester, Monmouth and St. Albans and with the newly appointed patron of Bazil Meade MBE, there is even more excitement surrounding the festival. Bazile Meade has been working in the music industry for over 2 decades and is the founder and principal of the World famous ‘London Community Gospel Choir’. Under his direction and tuition, some of the industry’s finest gospel and R’n’B singers have blossomed and found successful careers. He was honoured with an MBE in the new year’s honours list in 2018. “I am thrilled to be working with Russell...

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