If you fancy a school trip that combines total action and spectacular Spanish beaches next summer then Voyager School Travel has the perfect watersports programme for you at Tossa de Mar on the beautiful Costa Brava.
Deputy head and geography teacher Matthew Bell loves to travel and he's on a mission to get his pupils exploring the world too. The inspirational teacher is a real globetrotter. He's already notched up 55 countries but is determined to visit every country in the world. He reckons that his lust for travel and adventure inspires his pupils to do the same. Anything that gets young people interested in travel and school trips is a winner with Voyager School Travel so we are with Matthew all the way!
As a party leader you spend a lot of time planning, worrying and, go on admit it, getting excited about your next school trip. Before the big 'off' there is so much to sort - which dream destination this time? Once that's been decided then you need to drum up the support and get the right number of students on board. If that lot hasn't got you going then thoughts about insurance, passports, health and safety etc. get you fretting. Then the day of the school tour dawns, and you know that from here anything could happen. You pray that all's going to be OK. Let this be the school trip of a lifetime! no broken bones, conked out coaches etc.. A whirlwind of adventure and excursions later - school trips have a way of going quickly - and you find yourself on the homeward journey. At which point the most amazing thing you could ever hope to hear is one of your students telling you: 'That was the best trip of my life!'
A visit to the police station is not the usual ending for a school trip to France. Last week a party of school pupils from Illford, Essex shared their coach home from France with a suspected illegal immigrant. The Sudanese teenager was said to have hitched a lift by clinging to the chassis of the coach. Amazingly, he was unharmed but the driver of the coach diverted the tour to the police station where the teenager was arrested by police on suspicion of illegal entry into the UK. Witnesses claim that the school party on board the coach didn't seem to know about the drama that was unfolding under their noses.
When was the last time your class went on a school trip to the countryside or went on an educational school tour? School trips or ‘adventures’ outside the classroom are a great way to boost confidence and learning because they are great fun. Being cooped up in a classroom isn’t the only, or best, way to make the grades. In a recent article, Guardian journalist George Monbiot reckoned ‘a week in the countryside is worth three months in a classroom’. And, he’s got research from King’s College London to back him up. They discovered that children who spent time learning in natural environments were able to ‘perform better in reading, mathematics, science and social studies.’
Family Adventure Holidays is a new programme that Voyager have launched for families in France. The Normandy Adventure Week has been featured in the article 'The Best Family Adventures of 2014' in The Times newspaper.
Voyager School Travel are pleased to announce the launch of the Family Adventure Holidays website which went live on Tuesday. After lots of hard work, the website is finally complete and will have all the information about our new product.
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