Education

The 75th D-Day anniversary

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings which undoubtedly shaped the modern world. Allied forces from the United Kingdom, America and Canada stormed the beaches of Normandy with no...
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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...

¡Qué Extraño! 3 spectacular Spanish festivals you’ve never heard of!

There are many things that undeniably define a country, and Spain has more than its fair share! From the country’s cooking to its history, there’s a long list of iconic features embedded into the...

‘Life in plastic, it’s not fantastic’

Life in plastic may have been fantastic for Aqua back in the 90s, but today… not so much. Last year I spent 6 months travelling around 7 countries in Australasia, America and Asia; each very...

Free Classroom Resource: Challenge of Natural Hazards Knowledge Organiser

We’ve compiled a ready-to-use classroom resource for you and your pupils – a Knowledge Organiser covering the theme of Tectonic Hazards, from the Challenge of Natural Hazards unit section of the...

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.

Rayburn Tours buys Essex-based Sports Tours Ltd to expand travel opportunities for young people

School travel specialist Rayburn Tours is pleased to announce its purchase of the Essex-based company Sports Tours Ltd – a leading provider of UK tournaments and European tours for the youth sports...
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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...

Important information on Brexit

Britain had been due to leave the European Union with an initial extension of the 12th April, but another delay to Brexit has been agreed, meaning that the current departure date now stands at 31st...

Will I see the Northern Lights?

Whilst we can’t answer that question, we can tell you what they are, what affects your chances of seeing them, why Iceland is one of the best places on Earth to see them and how you can track them.