School History Trips To

School History Trips To

Leading up to the centenary, much work was done to bring different parts of the battlefield to life. This has opened up many new topics and places for students to explore, all of which will benefit their studies and understanding of the conflict.

We will work closely with you to create an school History trip to Ypres which not only addresses the individual accounts and battle, but also the wider themes and perspectives that students require to fully understand, analyse and reflect on the period. We will carefully balance a tour between sites of action with memorials, cemeteries and museums.

It’s also possible to spend a few days in and around either Ypres or the Somme area or combine both sites in a 4-5 day trip.

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Curricular Links

Perfect for: All ages and stages of secondary education

  • Life on the Frontline
  • Trenches and Trench Life
  • Command and Leadership
  • War and Technology
  • Women - Their Roles and the Impact of War in their Lives
  • Medicine and Medical Advancement
  • The Home Front
  • The Role of the Commonwealth and Empire Troops
  • Writers and Poets
  • Conflict and Warfare over Time

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Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.


Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?

    Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.

  • Is our Tour Manager fully DBS (formerly CRB) checked?

    Our Tour Manager, Field Study Tutors and History Tour Guides, with UK citizenship, have an enhanced DBS check. Non UK citizenship Tour Managers cannot be checked under the DBS scheme. Rayburn Tours will seek confirmation that Tour Managers are suitable for working with children by liaising with relevant foreign agents and monitoring group feedback.

  • Is insurance included with my trip?

    Yes, insurance will be included in your trip quotation as standard unless it is requested not to be. Make sure you check the list of inclusions in your quotation and/or confirmation.

  • Does the accommodation centre have a room for study/a quiz/other evening activities?

    Our accommodation centres are well-suited to groups and most have rooms available for use in the evenings. Please ask your Tour Co-ordinator and they will be happy to confirm this.

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