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Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice

Journey into a mythical world of glaciers and volcanoes as your students discover breath-taking geographical features in Iceland: the land of fire and ice. Iceland’s a stunning example of...
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Discover 8 Of The Most Infamous Icelandic Eruptions

Looking for some explosive power to back up that geography lesson? Then discover 8 of the most infamous Icelandic eruptions. What can we say about Iceland that hasn’t been said before? Well,...
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The Most Popular Places to Visit Whilst on an Iceland School Trip

Iceland’s packed with so many places to see it can be difficult to know which to choose. So, we’ve put together a list of the most popular places to visit whilst on an Iceland School...

The extra member of your teaching team you didn’t know you needed!

It’s no great secret, but one of our most frequently heard top tips from other teachers is that getting your on-tour teaching team right is integral! Once you leave the school gates, you’ll be...
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A Fond Farewell to Rob Chambers

How blessed the team at Rayburn are to have gathered such an army of loyal teachers who choose to travel with us year after year! None more so than Rob Chambers, Head of Geography at St Ivo Academy,...
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Quirky things to do in Reykjavik on an Iceland School Trip

Quirky things to do in Reykjavik and fun facts to share with students! We’ve created this light-hearted list of fun and quirky things to do in Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik. You’ll also...

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?

Geographical issues are wide ranging, important and complex. Geography should promote an awareness, interest and understanding of the world’s people and places, helping students understand the...
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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...

It was like my first time all over again – the earth moved!

Ian Geddes, Geography Field Study tutor of over 20 years describes how after a forced pandemic break of not travelling to Iceland, the earth quite literally moved for him after returning with a...

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...