Author: Rayburn Tours

Is VAR a Help or Hindrance in Football?

Last night Derby County Football Club had a goal ruled out by VAR during the first half of their FA Cup third round replay against Southampton, with the decision dividing fans, pundits and ex-players throughout the country.   “The workrate they put in there, having to come through VAR going against us in really small margins, they worked so hard and they were great penalties at the end and great courage from the lads.” Frank Lampard, Derby County Football Club Manager Derby thought they had taken the lead midway through the first half way when Craig Bryson calmly slotted...

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Rayburn Results Predictor – Week 11

Welcome to our brand new Rayburn Results Predictor! Each week we’ll select 8 fixtures from across the Football League, with 1 point for a correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) and 3 points for an exact score. This week it’s Marketing (Sean & Dan) vs Sports (Andy & Ben) with the following predictions: Actual Score Marketing Predictions Sports Predictions Leeds United v Derby County 2-0 1-2  1-1 West Ham United v Arsenal 1-0 1-2  1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool 0-1 1-3  1-4 Brentford v Stoke City 3-1 1-1  0-1 Reading v Nottingham Forest 2-0 2-1...

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Don’t miss these top travel picks for 2019

With the return to work and the habitual routine, our ‘new year, new me’ resolutions can all too quickly be forgotten. This year why not make a resolution to stick to, reigniting your enthusiasm, as well as inspiring your students’ learning by making travel plans for a school trip to remember? With our run-down of the top travel picks for 2019, you’ll be spoilt for choice with inspirational destinations for your next adventure. Whether you’re looking for a culture-filled city-break or a long-haul getaway, we’ve got you covered! The Azores New to the travel scene is the Azores. A...

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A History Trip to Remember – WW1 Battlefields, Medicine & Surgery on the Frontline

  Last year members of the Rayburn Tours team, Victoria and Lauren, were lucky enough to visit Flanders Fields in Belgium for a short 3 day, 2 night tour where they were able to learn more about medicine and surgery on the front line. Victoria tells us all about her experiences of their poignant trip. Imagining the harsh realities of warfare Standing in the reconstructed trenches at Bayernwald it is hard to grasp how difficult day to day life must have been for the soldiers on the front line during World War I. Looking out across the peaceful lush farmlands...

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The Vitality Netball Superleague is back with the Super 10!

The Vitality Netball Superleague is back with a bang as the Super 10 kicks off the season tomorrow and with all games being screened on Sky Sports the hype is bigger than ever. With that in mind, we asked some of our netball fans to predict the winners for each game tomorrow. Tune in tomorrow from 10.45am on Sky Sports and, in the meantime, check out our predictions below and let us know yours in the comments. The Vitality Netball Superleague is back…and we cannot wait! Andy Caroline Gemma Richard Celtic Dragons vs Team Bath Netball Team Bath Team...

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“My first ski experience was…eventful!”

5 days, 4 ski resorts, 3 miles pushing a car up a mountain, 2 ski lessons and 1 dented pride… that’s how I would describe my pre-Christmas ski inspection visit! In the run up to Christmas I travelled to Italy on my very first ski inspection visit with my colleagues Mike, Oli and Vanessa. Somehow I was nominated for the 3.15am drive to Manchester Airport, supposedly the right of passage for anyone’s first ski IV! I managed to get some much-needed sleep on the plane and before we knew it we found ourselves in Milan, packing our luggage into...

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#partyatparkside

As our way of saying a great big thank you for the hard work you do as teachers, in the run up to Christmas Rayburn Tours ran a competition to win the ultimate staffroom Christmas party. For many of us the holidays bring a much needed break and chance to let our hair down, and we wanted to help ensure that the festive period went off with a bang for one lucky school! Parkside Community School were randomly selected as the competition winners and on the last day of term, members of the Rayburn Tours Team, Nicky and Megan,...

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RAYBURN RESULTS PREDICTOR – WEEK 10

Welcome to our brand new Rayburn Results Predictor! Each week we’ll select 8 fixtures from across the Football League, with 1 point for a correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) and 3 points for an exact score. This week it’s Marketing (Sean & Dan) vs Sports (Andy & Ben) with the following predictions: Actual Score Marketing Predictions Sports Predictions Manchester City v Everton 3-1 3-1 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley 1-0 3-0 3-0 Watford v Cardiff City 3-2 2-0 1-0 Hull City v Brentford 2-0 0-1 1-1 Rotherham United v Reading 1-1 1-1 0-0 Bradford City v...

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