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Yavneh College’s visit to Ypres and the Somme

Following a number of thought-provoking trips to Ypres and the Somme, Yavneh College in Borehamwood returned once more in 2019. The historical insight and lifelong memories they make along the way...

Nunnery Wood’s trip to Sorrento

“Looking back at Nunnery Wood’s Italian adventures over the last few years, it has been enlightening to see the students’ amazement along their various journeys to Sorrento. The incredible...

St John’s RC High School hit up the history of Berlin

In the early hours of Monday morning, 20 students and 3 teachers from St John’s RC High School – including their dedicated History teacher, Dorothy Stewart – embarked on an unforgettable...

The state of play for language learning in secondary schools

Does the British Council's recent language report represent the state of play for learning a foreign language in your school? We look at the ups and downs of the subject and why school language trips...

Blenheim High School switch up their Spanish language trip with a new destination

As a school that’s frequently toured but never travelled with Rayburn before, we were delighted to look after Blenheim High School’s 4 day, 3 night tour to Seville in 2019. With previous...

The world is getting warmer – and we’re feeling the effects

The term ‘global warming’ has been banded around for years, so much so that we’ve become somewhat desensitised to it. The glaciers are melting. The sea levels are rising. The polar bears are...
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Belper School and Sixth Form College experience boundless culture in Barcelona

At Rayburn Tours we have a strong international focus, working together with schools worldwide to seek new adventures, embrace new cultures and learn new skills. There is, however, something special...

Top free things to do on a school trip to Paris

Home to some of the world’s most famous hotels and restaurants, as well as being the headquarters for top luxury brands, Paris certainly has a reputation for being an expensive city. But that’s...

Why you shouldn’t overlook the Netherlands for your next school geography trip

Whilst it’s easy to be dumbfounded by the waterfalls of Iceland, the Berber villages of Morocco and the volcanoes of Italy, the Netherlands deserves a place on your school’s bucket list. The...

6 reasons why every music group should perform at Edinburgh Fringe

Stepping onto the streets of Edinburgh Fringe is like stepping through the looking glass. Where the weird, the wonderful, the funny, the thought-provoking and the darn right spectacular all come out...

Take Note Community Choir rocks Edinburgh Fringe with home-grown Devon talent

Devon-based Take Note Community Choir has been taking the Edinburgh Fringe Festival’s choral scene by storm – and it’s no surprise why. Having travelled all the way from Tiverton to perform at...
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Look no further for the ideal base for your Battlefields visit!

For visitors to the region, initial impressions can be deceptive as you drive through the tranquil countryside and sleepy rural villages. However, look a little closer and evidence of the...