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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.

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

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

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. 

Language Show LIVE - WIN champagne, chocolates & truffles!


Come and see us at Language Show LIVE!

it's that time of year again when we are busy preparing for the UK's leading language education exhibition, Language Show LIVE.

More new additions at the Moulin!

As the weather improves and temperatures slowly rise in Normandy, the team at Moulin aux Draps, Voyager’s  language centre in Pas-de-Calais, are busying themselves with further preparations for the peak summer season.

New Moulin residents not so ugly!

With spring in the air at Voyager's Normandy property, the Moulin aux Draps, it was with great delight that the staff noticed over the weekend the patter of tiny (webbed) feet!

Moulin aux Draps the perfect setting for a lesson in French!

In February 2016, a party from Leventhorpe School in Hertfordshire arrived at Voyager's Moulin aux Draps in Pas-de-Calais for a 3 day Opal Parle language interaction tour. The group of 55 students and 5 staff were prepared for a packed itinerary with a number of excursions scheduled across the trip including a morning to be spent with students at a local French school.

Language Show LIVE - 3 days to go!

With only 3 days to go until  Language Show LIVE at Olympia in London this coming weekend,  Voyager School Travel are fine tuning their final preparations for the event. The show welcomes some 10,000 attendees and brings together 160 exhibitors, hosts over 60 free seminars, language classes, talks, demonstrations in an incredible celebration of languages.

Language Show LIVE – Voyager School Travel to exhibit at Europe’s leading event for languages.

Taking place at Olympia in London over 16 – 18th October,  Language Show LIVE annually welcomes some 10,000 attendees - the event brings together 160 exhibitors, hosts over 60 free seminars, language classes, talks, demonstrations in an incredible celebration of languages.

Ni hao to Mandarin lessons

With the recent announcement by George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer that  £10m has been allocated to recruit and train teachers to teach Mandarin to GCSE level, there has never been a better time to consider a school trip to China.

Voyager’s very own hotel on the Opal Coast

If you’re planning or already take school trips to the Opal Coast in France then Voyager has some very exciting news for you. We have just bought our own hotel, Moulin Aux Draps, moments away from the Opal Coast and set in the most peaceful and idyllic French countryside. Not only is the Moulin Aux Draps a lovely place to stay but it is only a 15-minute drive from Boulogne or 35 minutes from Calais. A school tour of northern France has never been so easy!

Mandarin for the Masses

Early this week, Education Minister Elizabeth Truss confirmed a new centre called the Confucius Institute will open in London next year. According to the BBC, the language-learning centre promises to be ‘world-leading’ and aims to increase the number of Mandarin teachers for UK schools. Speaking at the University of London’s Institute of Education at the annual Chinese conference for schools, Ms Truss said: “China’s growing economy brings huge business opportunities for Britain, and it is vital that more of our young people can speak Mandarin to be able to trade in a global market and to develop successful companies.”

The Daily Telegraph - Château de la Baudonnière

Long before first light and at a time when the night owl was still in full cry, the children staying at Château de la Baudonnière were filing through the woods, torches in hands. They followed the path of the rushing river, clambered up the shadowy banks and, finally, as darkness gave way to dawn, arrived back at the château for a feast of coffee, croissants and more besides. For 12 wide-eyed young boys, it was a typically enchanting start to a day at this sporting activity-cum-educational centre near the Normandy coast. Maidwell Hall’s second most senior class - 10 and 11-year-olds - were in residence at the time of our visit.

Year 8 Paris Trip, Immanuel College

On Monday 31st March we travelled through the Eurotunnel to Paris for a trip which would give us many fun times and memories. On the first day we stopped to pay our respect to the fallen in The Battle of the Somme. At the Somme Memorial at Thiépval we recited Kadesh and special prayers and poems for the fallen. It was very emotional to see all the people that had died to give us a better future.

Voyager Interaction school makes local French press

One of our groups has had such a successful Voyager Interaction exchange trip, they have made the local French press!! To read the full article, click here.

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