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Educational Trips

Everything you need to know about the Northern Lights in Iceland!

There’s no doubt about it, when on the hunt for the northern lights, Iceland is a top pick! In 2017, 2018 and 2019, over 2 million people were visiting Iceland every year, many of whom were hoping...
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,...
Ice Tunnel at Perlan Museum, Iceland

Perlan, Voted ‘Best of the Best’ for 2022

Perlan is a world-class exploratorium where you learn all about Icelandic nature. Scientific wonders come alive all around visitors; northern lights, glaciers, volcanoes, ocean-life, seabirds, and so...
City of Reykjavik from above, Capital of Iceland

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...

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

The sight of the magical Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights dancing across a dark Icelandic sky on a clear and crisp winter’s night is an unforgettable experience. If you are staying in the...
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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...

WW1 History Trips to the Western Front

Bring WW1 History to Life   The Western Front was a stretch of land over 400 miles long that left a scar across France and Belgium from the Swiss border to the North Sea, was the decisive battle...
History Tour Guides

‘Moving the classroom to the trenches’

Rewind two years and Brighton Hill Community School embarked on their truly memorable history trip to the Belgian battlefields. Accompanied by two Rayburn History Tour Guides, Trevor and Richard,...

How can I reduce my carbon footprint?

As COP26 comes to an end in Glasgow this week, we wait to hear what world leaders have agreed to do in order to try and combat the ever-increasing effects of climate change across the globe. The...

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...
Students in Italy

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...