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Education > History

International School Travel is Back!

After pressing pause on international school trips, today is a long-awaited day. The Department for Education has given the much anticipated go ahead for schools to take students abroad. Cue cheers...

Zoom or Teams face to face meetings – we’ve got it covered!

Meeting teachers and parents in school, attending tour launch evenings and re-assuring Head Teachers face to face has always been a vital part of what we do. And then in 2020 we had to hit pause. The...

Travel experiences that students will need and deserve

Educational travel – experiences that students will need and deserve… The benefits of traveling on an international school trip with students have long been reported on. The enhancement of in...

Black History Month – Resources to Support Your Teaching

Black History Month takes place every October to recognise and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of black people. So to help bring Black History Month into your classroom, we’ve...

5 YouTube channels you can’t help but binge

Ah YouTube, the place where you start watching a how-to video and end up in the depths of the ultimate funny cat compilation. With new videos popping up every day (and YouTube being so generally...
kids jumping on trip

The resilience of our children in unprecedented times

On the 20th March 2020, I sat penning this article as our world entered a period of unprecedented change, as the COVID-19 virus threatened to interrupt all areas of our day to day lives. Even now,...

Hey teachers, take a look at these history resources we have found for you!

We have taken some time out to support teachers in more ways by collating some valuable online history teaching resources.  As well as going above and beyond to find the best resources online, we...

Interesting facts about the Menin Gate & Last Post Ceremony

Dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War, the Menin Gate is an important memorial and for many school groups visiting Belgium, the Last Post...
Battlefields

The Battlefields: “It was very emotional and I cried…”

The Battlefields can be evoke emotions that are beyond control for some. Fascinating, interesting and moving are some of the words our students have used to describe their experience. Having the...

Top Tips for the Last Post Ceremony

For many school groups visiting the First World War battlefields, witnessing the Last Post Ceremony and perhaps participating in a wreath laying is an essential part of the experience. At the end of...

These students want you to know the value of a History Tour Guide

It’s no secret that most teachers who travel abroad with us on a history trip recommend booking a History Tour Guide. But what benefit do they have to students’ learning? We asked a group of...

5 secrets to running the best history trip

The feeling of goose-bumps on your arms as your feet land on the trench floor, knowing you are walking in the footsteps of thousands of soldiers who fought for their countries – the emotion felt in...