Teacher on a mission

16 Sept 2014, 12:28


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!

Matthew's wanderlust kicked off at university with inter-railing trips around Europe. After college and a few years in banking he decided to become a geography teacher. His aim was to pack as much travel as possible into the holidays and return to school with tales to tell and photographs of his amazing journeys. Matthew explains: "I wanted to sell geographical learning, instead of using secondary resources, such as textbooks or the internet, I thought there was no better way to do that than by seeing and experiencing the things I teach about first hand."   

The idea has really caught on with his students. The lessons are more entertaining and engaging. What is more; Matthew encourages his kids to organise and plan their own school trips overseas. Matthew explained in an interview with the Guardian: "My students have been the driving force behind over 50 educational trips abroad. We started 12 years ago in the Netherlands and then went to Dubai. Now we are going to India in October. I give the kids free rein to organise the trips, as long as it is within our syllabus."

Matthew's innovative teaching technique has paved the way for his geography students to get more involved and interested in the subject. And, who knows where this will lead them in life? At Voyager we really believe that travel broadens the mind and experience unlocks the door to future success. Call us today to find out more about our inspiring range of school trips, adventure holidays and language immersion programmes

To find out about Voyager's exciting school trips visit the  Voyager School Travel website or call us on 01273 827 327.


James sidebar image

Get a no-obligation quote

We’re ready when you are! See our range of ABTA-backed school tours and centre-based residentials for 2022

Get a quote
  • Voyager School Travel (2022-09-30 10:32:41)

    Les étudiants chez le boulanger en France 🥖🇫🇷 Discover our immersive MFL school trips where students acquire & use… https://t.co/c93ROoRIYQ

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-09-26 16:46:27)

    The third live speaker presenting at our Travel & Tourism student convention at Disneyland® Paris Jan/Feb 2023 has… https://t.co/t99ot2TDvg

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-09-23 10:59:04)

    We never get tired of seeing photos of the stunning barefoot bay walk to Mont Saint-Michel 🤩 Check out Cargifield's… https://t.co/WZiBtIe57J

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-09-21 14:07:52)

    RT @cargilfield: Form 8 had lots of fun on their first day in France! #cargilfieldconnected https://t.co/GRnhJTo551

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-09-20 12:41:07)

    RT @HHGSchateau: Working on our French vocab books while waiting for the climbing wall https://t.co/4rsX27fi3s

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-09-20 12:32:44)

    RT @cargilfield: Form 8 have headed off to France for a week! Bonne voyage! #cargilfieldconnected https://t.co/CGSY0CUjZ3

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-09-14 11:24:29)

    Did you catch the news? France is open to everyone. That's right, no tests, no proof of vaccine—you can enter the c… https://t.co/PThUK0dhWW

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-09-02 11:54:31)

    RT @baudonniere: The new practice climbing wall has already been up and running for a few months, but the final touch got added this week b…

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-08-22 17:25:31)

    Thinking of going flight-free in '23? Read the benefits of taking your next school trip by coach. https://t.co/VUI7AUBqFZ

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-07-22 10:55:11)

    Welcome home to the students of Sandbach School after a week immersed in German language and culture. See their iti… https://t.co/7DUbgysYsu

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-07-14 17:43:10)

    Wow! Fancy taking in these views of the Rhineland with your German group? Take a closer look at the MFL trip...… https://t.co/g84hEAHIYX

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-07-11 11:17:23)

    These students are Spain bound for an immersive Spanish language experience at our exclusive beachfront residential… https://t.co/Xn23gUfTOe

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-07-08 10:45:08)

    RT @ConyersPE: Riding the rapids 🏄‍♂️🌊 what an effort from everyone today down the river good job we had time for some fun! #WaterSports202…

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-07-07 17:09:23)

    Check out these photos of one of our groups enjoying themselves on their German language immersion trip today 🇩🇪 Ta… https://t.co/5DqSNS7fs9

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-07-07 13:49:44)

    RT @Kings_Ely: A group of our Year 10-12 #Geography and #Government and #Politics students set off on their trip to #Belfast yesterday. The…

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-07-07 12:52:43)

    RT @ConyersPE: The students and staff are ready and equipped to embark on their Ardeche descent travelling 30km over the next 2 days down t…

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-07-07 10:30:47)

    RT @BohuntH: Your mission: buy and prepare a lunch completely in French from the market. Passed with flying colours, trés bien! 🇫🇷 🥖 #BHFra…

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-07-07 10:26:27)

    RT @BohuntH: Tour Eiffel, and onwards to the Champs Élysées 🇫🇷 #BHFrance2022 https://t.co/3Z63e7mHga

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-07-07 10:22:32)

    RT @SchoolTravelOrg: Fancy taking your pupils to France to test their language skills? @voyagerschools might be able to help... #Residentia…

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-07-06 16:01:37)

    RT @BohuntH: After our Spanish lesson, we headed for our sea kayaking lesson. Amazing teamwork and smiles all round! #BHSpain2022 https://t

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-07-05 15:18:28)

    RT @BohuntH: Squad photo at Sacré Coeur before lunch #BHFrance2022 🇫🇷 ☀️ https://t.co/YVnNfJQXwR

  • Voyager School Travel (2022-07-05 11:43:16)

    RT @baudonniere: A big thank you to the pupils of Chinthurst School that took the time to send us this lovely letter.. much appreciated!! 🥰…