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Winter Olympics inspire teachers to book ski school trips

The winter Olympics has inspired a new generation of future Olympians all across the UK and due to popular demand, teachers are being requested to look into bringing back the ski trip, or in some cases – running two trips!  Many schools were lucky enough to be travelling to their very own winter wonderland in the mountains on their 2018...


A historical day for Germany

You may not have known it, but today marks an interesting moment in German history. As of February 5th 2018, Germany has lived without the Berlin Wall for just as many days as it stood with it. Dividing East and West Germany from 1961, it has now been 10,316 days since the official date of its fall on November 9th ...


Lift-off! Voyager and family go to space

On Friday afternoon, Voyager and family began our journey to the site of our exciting new Science school tour, Belgium's Euro Space Center, with transport provided by Pegasus Coaches.


And our winner is...

The winner of our first teacher spot prize been drawn.


A science trip to Amsterdam? Come with us for an inspection visit this February half term!

The beautiful and vibrant city of Amsterdam is rich in history and culture, and is the epitome of a modern metropolis, bustling with tourists and tolerant but happy locals, year round. 


Could you be our first spot prize winner?

In conjunction with our rewards points system, we are also gifting spot prizes to our party leaders throughout the year as part of our teacher loyalty rewards programme!


It's showtime! School trips to London's West End

To take a school trip to London without experiencing the many awe-inspiring productions boasted by London’s West End, would be to visit Paris without seeing the Eiffel tower.


Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

Did you know November 18th is Mickey Mouse's birthday? It is marked by the date the “Steamboat Willie” short film debuted, the world’s first formal introduction to the beloved mouse. The black and white animation premiered in 1928, making Mickey Mouse 89 years old!


A school trip that is out of this world!

Train up a team of future astronauts on your school Science trip to Belgium's Euro Space Center.


The Perks of Being a Teacher

Being a teacher is a bit like Marmite, you either love it or hate it. Teaching is no easy feat but when you have the passion for educating children and inspiring young minds, you soon realise the many perks of the job.


Introducing our new Teacher Loyalty Rewards Programme!

Drumroll, please… Much to the excitement of the Voyager School Travel team, it is time to unveil our new school loyalty programme, Voyager Rewards!


9 great reasons to teach (and learn) French

In today’s world, speaking one foreign language is not enough. Students who speak several languages better their chances of being accepted onto a degree, and most importantly - land themselves a great job! Learning more than one language enriches the mind and presents new opportunities throughout your life, both professionally and personally.


Language Show Live #5

For the fifth year running, Voyager School Travel are excited to once again be exhibiting at the UK's leading language education exhibition! Language Show Live runs from the 13th-15th of October at Business Design Centre London, where footfall of over 9,000 teachers, learners and linguists is expected!


MFL Needs Some Serious TLC

The number of students taking modern foreign languages at GCSE level has been steadily declining since the 1990s. French language and German language have taken a hit, however, there are some signs of promise for the future...


Back to school. So when's that next school trip?

Somewhere amongst your to-do lists and between the dates in your diaries, you may have already put some thought into running a school trip for 2018. First-timer or veteran party leader, the benefits of an educational school trip always make themselves clear - just take a look at what previous party leaders have had to say.


Take your students to a Christmas Market in Europe this Winter!

Get into the Christmas spirit early and book your students on one of our many Christmas Market short school trips this Winter! Explore enchanted Christmas neighbourhoods, sip on spiced warming drinks, pick up fantastic hand-crafted gifts and soak up the Christmas spirit!  We know it sounds a little crazy to be talking about Christmas while we still have glorious sunshine...


Help students conquer their fears with an Activity School Trip to France

2017 is Voyager Adventure's 8th year of operation and during that time we have welcomed numerous school groups to our Adventure centres in France and Spain. At the start of each holiday every group has some students who are a little 'gung ho', who throw themselves whole-heartedly into every activity, and then there are those who are a little more reticent.


The Essential School Trip Kit List

A kit list for a school trip is essential - and we recommend you tick off everything before zipping up your suitcase. There's nothing worse than being the one (or being responsible for the one) who forgot their passport! It does happen and it can cause huge problems nowadays for teachers and parents alike.


Case Studies - What our school trip party leaders say

We asked our teachers (party leaders) what they would want to see on our website, they all said real ‘case studies’ about other schools’ trips; to include information on what the schools did, how much the students paid, what the accommodation was like, what they thought of Voyager and most importantly, what the learning outcomes were.


Spanish Watersports & Activity School Trip – 8 DAYS / 5 NIGHT SPECIAL - ONLY £599

Voyager Adventure are pleased to announce we have a special 5 night price for school groups limited by budget – however spaces are limited and filling up fast! - GET IN TOUCH TODAY!


Voyager launch new ‘activity school trip’ programme, ‘Normandy Adventure’ – Only £328pp

Normandy, a region of great historical significance and educational value, is now your destination for a unique school activity trip experience. On top of the ‘Voyager Glamping Village’ at Les Peupliers, where you’ll find yourself comfortable for the duration of your 6 days with us (for only £328pp), we have 2 more of our own centres within a 10 minute...


Our Teacher Inspection Visit to the Moulin aux Draps, Opal Coast is a Huge Success!

Over May half term Voyager School Travel hosted a couple of Inspection Visits for new and potential group leaders and their families at our 3 star Hotel du Moulin aux Draps on the Opal Coast. With pick-ups throughout the UK, our coaches carried over 20 new staff and their families, and we were kindly granted free passage over and under...


Merci beaucoup! A selection of students thank you letters to Voyager School Travel

In April 2017 a group from Altrincham Preparatory School descended on the Château de la Baudonnière in Normandy for a 5 day school trip that clearly had an impact on its students.


Voyager office staff relaxed after visit of massage therapist

With the sun beating down outside and all windows wide open to catch any breeze on probably the hottest day of the year to date, the staff at Voyager School Travel were treated to a massage this afternoon.


Voyager's school science trips prove successful experiment

Voyager School Travel have an extended portfolio of science school tours across Europe to include specific science tours to London, Paris and Amsterdam.


Voyager Worldwide's Indian school trip event proves resounding success

On Sunday 7th May Voyager Worldwide hosted a group of teachers at the Indian Summer restaurant in Brighton for a relaxed and informal presentation about the wide range of tours to India that we offer.


It's time to start emptying that Bucket! Take a school trip to Vietnam and Cambodia

In the 21st century the world seems to get smaller year by year and access to far flung destinations has becoming increasingly easy. The mystique of the far east has been around for centuries, ever since Marco Polo returned with treasures that European eyes could only gaze at in awe.


Why go on a school trip to Morocco?

Morocco, a country of great contrasts and only a short flight time from the UK, is the perfect place to visit on a school trip.  Morocco is the exotic getaway on Europe's doorstep and is a real treat for the senses. Vibrant ancient cities, awe-inspiring mountain ranges and ancient Berber communities still untouched and preserved in the remote corners of...


Not all history was horrible...or was it?

To most teachers, parents and children the Horrible Histories TV shows, books and even stage shows have been a fantastic way for children to learn and engage with history ever since the first books were published in 1993 and the first TV series aired in 2001.


Language World 2017 proves a roaring success

The Language World 2017 event in Nottingham last weekend proved a great success for all involved, particularly the team at Voyager School Travel. Organised by The Association for Language Learning, the event had a theme of 'Progress for ALL'  promoting progress in all aspects of pupils’ learning of languages. 


Come and meet the Voyager team at the Language World conference this weekend!

This coming Friday and Saturday, 24th and 25th March, Voyager School Travel will be exhibiting at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, at The Association for Language Learning’s annual conference and CPD event.


Why book a French Language School Trip to our Moulin aux Draps on the Opal Coast?

It’s simple, teachers and students LOVE IT! After our first year of opening the Hotel Moulin aux Draps we’ve had fantastic feedback and over 85% of schools have already re-booked!


Why should you go on a school trip to India?

For those who have never visited India, you've probably heard a thousand different stories and been left full of curiosity. India is a wonderful and magical country made up of 29 states, each unique in their own special way. A trip to India can really open your eyes to a country with huge disparity amongst people, some living far below...


Voyager perfectly prepared for encore at Music & Drama Education Expo

This Thursday and Friday, 9th and 10th February 2017, Voyager School Travel will be exhibiting at the Music & Drama Education Expo at Olympia in London for the second year in a row.


4 unbeatable destinations for music school trips!

 


The 5 most exciting countries to visit in 2017, chosen by the world’s top travel bloggers

The online travel magazine Wanderlust has recently published it’s top 5 countries to visit in 2017, and Voyager Worldwide are very excited to a be able to offer trips to 3 of their recommendations. Having canvassed eminent travel bloggers such as Expert Vagabond and Nomad Revelations, Wanderlust published their top 5 just before Christmas. 


School Trips to Auschwitz boost record visitor figures in 2016

2016 saw record numbers of visitors to the former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz in Poland, with just under 2 million people attending during the calendar year. A considerable proportion of these numbers were school groups from the UK with Voyager School Travel sending just under 300 students last year. 


Belfast primary school incentivises pupils to improve attendance record with offer of free school trips

In March 2016 the Education Minister Peter Weir launched the "Miss School = Miss Out" scheme, a strategy designed to improve pupil attendance across the country.


Moulin aux Draps, the perfect place for a pre-Christmas break

It's that time of year when things are starting to feel festive and many people are visiting Christmas markets, in the UK and in France. Many of the guests at Voyager's Moulin aux Draps hotel have been taking advantage of the hotel's proximity to a number of Christmas markets such as Arras or Amiens.


Brighton's 'vertical cablecar' free to local schoolchildren

In an act of festive generosity the British Airways i360 in Brighton has this week sent free tickets to all state schoolchildren in the city of Brighton and Hove.


We're going to the Theatre? Wicked!

At Voyager School Travel we take pride in delivering bespoke travel experiences that are memorable, educational, affordable, safe and fun. That's #thevoyagerdifference.  


The Top 3 places to visit in Normandy

If France is our nearest European neighbour, Normandy is the closest 'department' geographically and for that matter, closest to our hearts too. Voyager School Travel send dozens of school trips to Normandy every year, the majority staying the Voyager-owned Château de la Baudonnière or Grand' Ferme.


Language School Trips With a Difference - Our French Animateurs!

MFL NEWS: The key to language learning while abroad is a combination of cultural immersion, building students confidence and using and practicing the language at every opportunity. Voyager provide school trips with a difference. 


See how much fun students have on our Spanish Language adventure immersion programme!

Check out our latest video from our Arbolar Spanish Language Centre.


5 unbeatable destinations for school trips!

At Voyager Worldwide we are constantly on the look-out for exciting and inspiring destinations around the globe that are suitable for UK school trips. 


Parents: Make the most of your child’s school trip!

If your child has been on a school trip or is due to do so, it can be a shock to the system when they are away from home for a few days.


WIN a top-of-the-range BOGNER 'Pure' Ski Helmet with Voyager School Ski!

As the nights draw in and the temperatures drop we thought we'd try and cheer you up with a fantastic competition! With the 2017/18 ski season approaching, and of course, as always,  with skier safety always at the front of our minds, we are offering you a chance to win a top-of-the-range Bogner Ski Helmet Pure - worth £320.


BE 'THAT' TEACHER

Be ‘that’ teacher that excites and inspiresBe ‘that’ teacher that makes a difference Be ‘that’ teacher they always remember


The true benefits of Educational School Trips

Going on a school trip can literally be a life changing event, spark lifelong interests and hobbies, allow students to make new friendships and create memories they’ll treasure forever. 


Top 12 cities around the world for catching Pokemon!

Whatever your position on the adoption of new technologies in education, an unavoidable truth about every generation henceforth is that the smart phone will play a part in their lives.  How big  a part will depend on parenting, classroom rules and policy,  and of course the individual.

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