Have you thought about taking your pupils to a Christmas market this winter?

Wouldn’t it be great to take your pupils to one of our many Christmas Market short school trips this Winter! Explore enchanted Christmas neighbourhoods while using your French or German language skills, you can enjoy a sip on spiced warming drinks, pick up fantastic hand-crafted gifts and soak up the Christmas spirit!   We know summer is just around the corner...


The German Language Skills Gap and How to Encourage Students to take GCSE German

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.


Book Your Ski Trip Now to Get Your Free Pair of AirPods!

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.


Exciting Activities Week Ideas for Schools

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...


Win the latest wireless headphones to adventure without limits

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.


Language World 2019 recap and your invite to visit our Château

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.


Brexit Travel News

In light of the current uncertainty, we want to help schools, parents and pupils prepare for their trip in the scenario of the UK leaving the EU with no deal on October 31st 2019.


Catch Our French Escape Room at Language World This March

Our team are super excited to be returning to Association for Language Learning's (ALL) event, Language World 2019, this March to exhibit our French language escape room!


Four Ways to Create a More Affordable Educational School Trip For Students & Parents

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.


How To Experience 600 Years of War History in 3 Days

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...


3 Free Evening Entertainments On Your Next Ski Trip!

It’s never too early to start planning next year’s school ski trip and here’s another great reason to trust Voyager School Travel with the details.


Catherine Montgomery's Tes article about the value of our French language immersion trips

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.


Chateau de la Baudonnière featured in Waitrose Magazine

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.


Voyager Rewards Christmas giveaway winners announced

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.


EBacc and the future of MFL at GCSE

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.


7 ways to fill places on your school trip

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.


Voyager Debut New Portable French Language Escape Room

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!


Prudhoe School Discovers India with Voyager Worldwide

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.


Deck the School Halls! Head to the Christmas Markets

Want to spread some cheer through your school this December? Now is the perfect time to be thinking about your festive escape to the quaint and charming French Christmas markets of France.


Activity School Trip - Normandy Adventure ONLY £328pp

Last summer, we launched our Normandy Adventure school tour - A 6-day adrenaline filled activity school trip programme in France, priced at just £328pp.


School Travel Brexit Update

The government’s White Paper, the so-called Chequers agreement, recently set out the UK’s negotiating stance for Brexit over the coming months.


Meeting Our Teachers & Their Students In Aberdeen!

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!


Head into Autumn less stressed!

It's that time of year again. September has inevitably rolled around, bringing with it the autumn term and the new school year.


100 years of the Second Battle of the Somme

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.


Uncover History on a trip to Belgium

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 new history...


Voyager Rewards SUP winner announced

Earlier this year, we ran our summer spot prize draw in conjunction with our Voyager Rewards teacher loyalty programme.


The Ultimate Packing Kit List for an Adventure Watersports School Trip

Many of the Voyager School Travel school trips to France, Spain & the Med involve some sort of action-packed watersports adventure, including our Adventure school trips focusing mainly on this!


All roads lead to Rome - History school trips

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!


Where to head on your History school trip to France

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!


Normandy Adventure is a hit with schools

Our Normandy Adventure school trip has proven to be a massive hit with schools!


Voyager Rewards at Beaumont School's Charity Auction

There are not many weeks now until schools break up for the summer, but who's counting anyway?!


Our new MFL brochure has landed!

Our new modern foreign languages brochure has landed. Have you taken a look yet?


Summer spot prize draw - Win a SUP courtesy of Voyager!

It's heating up here in the south, so we're encouraging our valued clients to hit the beach with our summer spot prize draw!


5 Show-stopping European School Trips

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.


What do MFL teachers look for in a school trip?

At Voyager School Travel we are very proud that in 2018 we will surpass the 100,000 mark in terms of UK school pupils who have taken an MFL school trip to Europe with us over the last 10 years. 


A selection of wonderful events in Paris – A school groups guide

Ahh…Paris…Gay Paris…the City of Lights…the French capital and the permanent, (but unofficial) European Capital of Culture – the appeal of this city will never fade.


Say hello to Juliette, the latest member of the Moulin family

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.


7 days in Greece - A teacher's school trip diary

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 to...


Paris – the #1 destination in the world?!

Over the last year, Paris has seen a resurgence in popularity as a favourite school trip destination for UK schools.


Voyager Launch new 6 Week Watersports Instructor Training Course in the Med!

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.


Voyager School Travel exhibiting at Language World 2018

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.


International day of happiness: How we make teachers happy!

Did you know that March 20th is the International Day of Happiness?


Our Amsterdam Science Inspection Visit is a huge Success!

How did you spend your half term? To celebrate our new partnership with Amsterdam University College (AUC), six science teachers from across the country spent their half term with us – in Amsterdam!


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.

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