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How to get decision makers on board with your school trip

The first hurdle when planning a school trip is getting the go ahead from the decision makers at your school – and we know this can sometimes be a long process. So to help you out (because we know...
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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,...

Getting multiple quotes for a school trip – why the cheapest isn’t always the best!

You’ve taken on the task of planning your school’s next trip abroad, and the first step is to gather several quotes for comparison. When faced with a mountain of documents and information, how on...

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...

Top 8 ideas to fundraise for a school trip abroad in 2020

Keen to get out the classroom and take your students on an unforgettable school trip abroad? Start the fun early and get your students involved in some fundraising activities to help pay for the...

Former Olympian Greg Whyte shares his sports motivation advice

This week we were lucky enough to secure a ticket for an audience with Sport Scientist and former Olympian, Prof. Greg Whyte, at Derby County Football Club. Designed to inspire those taking part in...

6 secrets to running the best geography trip

Most teachers, over the course of their career, will have the chance to whisk their students away on an educational whirlwind, affectionately known as a school trip. Taking your students out of the...

How parents help their children cope with school trip anxiety

1. Home Comforts “I tell my teenage son to take something to remind him of home like a photograph. For my younger daughter, I’d pack a comfort blanket or cuddly toy.” Dawn, Mum of 2,...

Top tips for launching a trip

Raising interest for a trip can be a real challenge. You put in all the hard work of getting the trip approved, gathering quotes and choosing a tour operator, only to find that only 6 pupils will...

Tour Operator vs. Do It Yourself

So, you’re looking to book a school trip but you’re unsure whether it’s better to do it yourself or book through a tour operator? Well, if money is your biggest concern then yes, doing all of...