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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...
Group picture with Rob Chambers and St Ivo pupils in Iceland

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...
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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...
Iceland Infographic Covid-19 Statistics

Resource – How did Iceland deal with Covid-19

While the world has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, Iceland is one of the few countries that has seemingly got it right and is effectively managing the spread of the virus. We take a...
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Top tips for planning your 2022 Geography Trip

Whilst we had to hit pause for a while, it’s clear to see that the demand and desire from teachers to create these amazing experiences are higher than ever.   Get planning! We know we keep...