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How to make a school trip more sustainable

As geography teachers we face a dilemma. Taking our students out of the classroom has always been a fundamental ingredient of the geography education we provide. However, whilst we are all well aware...
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The Rayburn Machine

The production line to create your perfect tour!   Over the years, we’ve come to understand that when planning a tour you need one dedicated point of contact here at Rayburn Tours HQ. This...

The perfect insurance plan for schools

Aviva, we love you!   The team at Rayburn have worked long and hard to find the right provider to be our travel insurance partner in 2022 and beyond. The safety and security of our groups out on...

What Teachers & Students have to say about Iceland!

We know the importance of honest feedback, and after an extended break from travel (for obvious reasons), we decided to not only survey teachers, but also ask the students. We surveyed our...
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How can a school trip help your students to think like a Geographer?

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Why going above and beyond is worth every minute

I’m a full-time teacher, so what’s in it for me?   Now that’s the burning question that will linger in your mind for all of a millisecond. It’s a question that is quickly quashed when...
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Oh Iceland, how we’ve missed you!

We were thrilled to get school groups back out to Iceland this February Half Term, and it seems the excitement was shared by teachers, students and our Field Study Tutors too, Cath Rule, Geography...
UK Choir Festival

5 reasons why you should book your tickets to the 2022 UK Choir Festival now!

If you’ve been thinking about booking a space for your choir at this year’s UK Choir Festival, or just a spot for yourself to go and check it out, then look no further. If these 5 reasons don’t...
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Christmas Advert 2021 BIG list

It doesn’t seem to be Christmas until John Lewis reveal their latest heart-warming Christmas advert to the masses. We also want to spread some Christmas joy, so instead of you having to scour...

So much more than just an Educational Trip!

A school trip does wonders for a student’s understanding and appreciation of a subject. Teachers often tell us how students are so much more engaged with in-classroom learning when they have...
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COP26: THIS REALLY MATTERS

You might have heard the term COP26 quite a lot by now. Do you know what it’s all about? This our jargon busting guide to all things COP26.   What is COP26? COP stands for Conference of...
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Ready to tour, but not sure where to start?

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…4, 5, 6   With international trips back on the agenda, we’re seeing a big increase in demand for these unforgettable experiences. We’re already helping groups get...