Are you a horror aficionado or perhaps a teacher who loves the weird and wonderful parts of history? In celebration of Halloween, we've asked our team of educational travel experts to come up with their top picks for the creepiest places schools can visit on a school trip. Take a look if you're brave enough...
After recent studies showing a dip in the numbers of students taking a modern foreign language at GCSE level, there is finally some good news for MFL teachers. Statistics gathered from this summer's GCSEs show that overall the number of students taking language GCSEs has jumped by almost 10,000 with 308,047 MFL GCSE entries in 2019, an increase of 9%...
To celebrate the launch of our flagship language school trip to Germany, we are inviting MFL teachers and their families to the beautiful region of Eifel in Germany for a festive weekend including a traditional Christmas market and award-winning theme park.
Are you the type of teacher who has paper snowflakes hanging in their classroom? And some tinsel for good measure? Why not go one step further to spread the Christmas cheer this year and take your pupils on a school trip to the Christmas markets of Europe?We know that summer is barely rearing its head, but now is the perfect...
A recent study has shown an increase in demand for German linguists in the UK. Jobs site Indeed reported that the number of vacancies seeking German language skills increased by over 10% in the last three years and German has now overtaken French to become the most sought-after language by employers.
It's the end of the ski season, but don't let your spirits melt alongside the snow. With our latest skiing offer, there's even more reason for you to get excited about planning your next school ski trip.
Schools across the country are gearing up for activities week/curriculum enrichment week this July. Activities week provides a great opportunity for students to learn new skills in or outside of school, which is, of course, a value we share as educational travel specialists. To provide some inspiration for teachers for activities week 2019, we have shortlisted our top five suggestions...
Don't let headphone cords get in the way of your next adventure. If you are sick of cables getting tangled in your bag or swinging in your face when you’re working out, maybe it’s time to switch to the latest trend in music tech and get your hands on some truly wireless headphones.
Last week, Voyager School Travel exhibited at Association for Language Learning's Language World conference. Fiona, Kate, Juju and James had a great time picking teachers' brains (and demonstrating our foldaway reusable bags!). The team really enjoyed meeting so many inspirational and passionate MFL professionals over the weekend.
The benefits of taking students on a school trip abroad are widely acknowledged. A school trip can fire a child’s passion for language, bring a subject to life, boost skills and even open eyes to life’s possibilities. That’s why we want to help schools ensure that all their students, from all financial backgrounds, can access educational enrichment outside the classroom.
History teacher Doug Clucas of The Skinner's School in Kent approached us with a fantastic 3-day itinerary named the "Changing Nature of Warfare". The tour takes place in Normandy and Belgium, with a carefully curated selection of excursions that cover over 600 years of history of warfare, from the earliest battle of Agincourt in 1415 all the way through to...
Catherine Montgomery took her class of forty-nine 14-16 year olds to France on our Normandy Experience French language immersion trip. In her recently published article in TES, "Total immersion is the way to teach languages", she explains the educational value of our French language immersion programmes and shares her tips on running a successful French school trip.
Did you know, every year in the summer when we aren't busy filling our centres with school children and running educational and active school trips, we take families on week-long family adventure holidays? Our residential Centres in Normandy are hits particularly with families with young children.
Last week we emailed our Voyager Rewards holders with details on our festive prize draw. Those who correctly answered our Christmas music trivia question were entered into a random prize draw for the chance to win up to £200 in amazon gift cards.
The UK government last year outlined an aim for 90% of pupils in England to obtain the English Baccalaureate by 2025. In order to complete the EBacc, students must learn a language and the department for education’s target is an encouraging indicator of the government’s stance on the importance of young people learning a language at GCSE.
So you’ve researched your options and persuaded your Head to support your proposed school trip - great! Now the next step is to persuade your students, and their parents, of its value. Here are our 7 top tips to help get your trip off the ground.
There has been a lot of chatter amongst MFL teachers regarding our latest language immersion programme since we announced it a few months ago. Today at #MFLHub in Plymouth amongst 80 MFL teachers, we got the chance to debut our new portable French language escape room for the first time!
In the summer, Prudhoe Community High School went one step beyond with Voyager Worldwide and traveled to India for the cultural trip of a lifetime. The school group made some unforgettable memories over the course of their 11-day school tour. Read on for a quick rundown of their school trip to India below and get inspired.
Last week, one of our directors, Tricia Bryant, headed up to Aberdeen to catch up with 23 of our wonderful teachers. A very convivial evening in a gastropub was enjoyed by teachers who have been travelling on school tours with Voyager School Travel for many years, as well as newer party leaders!
August 21, 2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Second Battle of the Somme. Fought on the western front during the latter end of World War I, the second battle (2 years after the first) was significant in that it contributed to the Allies reaching the armistice on November 11 1918.
Belgium is not necessarily the first country people think of when it comes to History school trips, but it can offer just as much as classic school trip destinations such as France and Germany for students! With a wide array of historically significant sites, especially those in relation to World War I, Belgium is certainly worth your consideration for your...
Head to Rome on your next history school trip. With its beautiful churches, astonishing art & architecture as well as its warm and welcoming culture, the Italian capital is a show-stopping destination for school groups. When in Rome, you'll certainly want to visit the world-famous historical sites - and there are plenty of them!
Are you thinking of booking an awesome school trip for your history students but need some tour ideas to suit the curriculum? You've come to the right place! School trips can bring history to life and help students develop an understanding and appreciation for events which have shaped history, from the atrocities of World War II, to ancient Eurasian Empires!
A Voyager school trip to Iceland is guaranteed to be something quite spectacular. Known as ‘The land of fire and ice’, Iceland lies on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge where the European and North American tectonic plates meet, making it a geographical and geological wonderland students and teachers alike will be eager to explore.
Very happy news from the Moulin aux Draps, our French Language Centre, our resident goats Guillaume and Elektro are now the proud parents of a special little kid! Juliette was born on April 8th, St. Julie's name day in France (hence her lovely name!), and she is now fast becoming the most popular member of the family at the Moulin.
It's no secret that teachers are superheroes, so a big thank you to the 4 teachers who found time to write a diary for their school trip to Greece and send us their fantastic photos to share. A wonderful time was had by all as the Year 10 and Year 11 students experienced the history, culture and sun Greece has...
We’re very excited to announce we’re launching our new Watersports Instructor Training Course in Argelès-sur-Mer, France’s Mediterranean coast. Voyager Academy is a brand new initiative that gives Watersports instructors the chance to gain industry-recognised qualifications and subsequently employment with Voyager Adventure at one of our Mediterranean centres.
Fiona and Joanne, our MFL School Trip experts, are getting excited about the upcoming Language Show this weekend – an event that’s jam-packed with speakers from across the languages sector attracting hundreds of participants each day.
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...
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...