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Explore Geography

Welcome!

If this is your first visit to our Explore Geography School Trips Hub, then welcome! And if you’ve come back to find more great advice, tips, inspiration and FREE teaching resources – then Welcome Back and we’ve got plenty of new things to share!

Happy reading – and be sure to keep checking back as we will be updating this digital explore geography school trips hub with all the new helpful articles we create throughout the academic year.

What Teachers & Students have to say about Iceland!

We decided to not only survey teachers, but also ask the students. So, last academic year, we surveyed our February half term Geography trips to Iceland, where teachers and students gave us priceless feedback which was both informative and magical! And now we share it with you on our Explore Geography Hub.

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Help your students to think like a Geographer.

Geographical issues are wide ranging, important and complex. Whilst what you do in the context of a classroom is extremely valuable, taking your students to new and exciting destinations can ignite a geographical passion which is hard to replicate in a classroom setting…

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Free Teaching Resource: The Iceland Series

Our Iceland Series is designed to provide teachers with a wealth of practical aids to deliver Geographical teaching on a range of hot topics at GCSE and A Level, using Iceland as an engaging case study. Unit 1 (Natural Hazards) and Unit 2 (Energy Resources) are available for download and include Teacher PowerPoints, quizzes and decision making exercises, classroom posters and more.

 

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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 to catch the northern lights.

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The extra member of your teaching team you didn’t know you needed!

If you’ve never had the pleasure of one of our Field Study Tutors accompanying your group on tour, then read on to find out why we think they would make an invaluable member of your on-tour teaching team.

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Why going above and beyond is worth every minute.

I’m a full-time teacher, so what’s in it for me? Now that’s the burning question that will linger in your mind for all of a millisecond. It’s a question that is quickly quashed when you’ve ‘been there and done it’ so to speak…

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How to make geography school trips more sustainable!

As geography teachers we face a dilemma. Taking our students out of the classroom has always been a fundamental ingredient of the geography education we provide. However, whilst we are all well aware of the benefits, we are also much more aware of the detrimental impact international travel can have on the environment…

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The perfect insurance plan for schools.

The team at Rayburn have worked long and hard to find the right provider to be our travel insurance partner in2022 and beyond. The safety and security of our groups out on tour is, of course, our absolute priority, and Aviva have certainly come up trumps! We ventured in for a chat with Graham Meskell, our partnership link to AVIVA, and Kelly Wigley, Rayburn Tours Head of Operations and Customer Relations. And well, what can we say…who would have thought insurance could be quite so interesting?

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Our school geography trips allow your students to witness some of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders and better understand contemporary geographical challenges, incorporating elements of physical, human and environmental geography. Offering a wide range of destinations, we’ll take you off the beaten track and provide extra support with our specialist Field Study Tutors and award-winning study resources. Here is just a selection of our most popular destinations…

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