Wednesday, 29 July 2015 10:09

UK & European School Trips

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Galina provide school trips in the UK & Europe for school groups where we strive to continue to develop the range of destinations offered in our portfolio. We have expanded our tours in the UK to include destinations such as Dorset, Liverpool, Snowdonia and Shakespeare as these all feature in the English and Geography exam board specifications as well as the National Curriculum Orders for these subjects.

Our school trips for Secondary groups are divided into different subject areas as this is Galina's focus when designing new school trips however we often get asked for a list of destinations we offer, especially by teachers looking to combine different subject groups. As a response to this, we have now listed our tours by destination in this section.

On each page we have grouped our educational trips and study tours by destination & provided a link to the individual tour. Click here for Primary school trips.

UK School Trips

European School Trips

 

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Thursday, 09 July 2015 15:57

European School Trips|Secondary Schools

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We organise European School Trips for secondary school groups to Belgium, France, The Western Front, Amsterdam, The Netherlands & Germany. Trips can be tailored to cover your students' specific learning objectives. Click on the tour title for more information or contact a member of our team on 01253 441900 to discuss your requirements.

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School Trips to Belgium Subject Focus Duration
Ypres History 1 & 2 days
Medics at Ypres History 3 days
Ypres & Dunkirk History/English 4 days
Private Peaceful English & History 1,2 & 3 days
WWI Battlefields Belgium: Maths Maths 1,2 & 3 days
Religion & Ethics in WWI: Ypres Belgium Religious Studies 1,2 & 3 days
World War One Battlefields: Humanities in Belgium Humanities: History, Religious Studies & English 1,2 & 3 days
     
     
 School Trips to France   Subject Focus   Duration 
War Poetry of Wilfred Owen (The Somme) English 3 & 4 days
War Poetry of World War One (Ypres, Somme & Vimy Ridge)  English 3 & 4 days
Agincourt & The Somme English 3 days
Wilfred Owen: from the Somme to the Sambre-Oise Canal English 3 & 4 days
Poetry of Ypres, Somme & Hindenburg Line English 3 & 4 days
Paris: Maths Maths 3 days
Paris (with Disneyland® Paris): Maths Maths 4 days
History at Somme & Vimy Ridge History 3 days
History at Ypres, Somme & Vimy Ridge History 4 days
History at Agincourt, Waterloo, the Somme History 4 days
D-Day Landings: Normandy History 4 days
Urban Change: Geography in Paris with Disneyland® Paris Geography 4 days
Ecosystems: Geography in Boulogne & Opal Coast Geography 3 days
Coastal: Geography in Etretat Geography 2 days
Pilgrimage & Worship: Religious Studies in Rouen, Lisieux & Paris Religious Studies 4 days
Languages: French in Paris French 3 days
Languages: French in Paris (with Disneyland® Paris)
French 4 days
Languages: French in Boulogne French 1,2,3 days
Languages: French in Normandy & Mont St. Michel French 4 days
Languages: French in the Loire Valley French 4 days
Christmas Markets: Lille French 1,2,3 days
Christmas Markets: Lille & Paris French 4 days
Christmas Markets: Amiens French 3 days
Christmas Markets: Amiens & Paris French 4 days
Science in Paris with Disneyland® Paris
Science 4 days
Art in Paris Art 3 days
Art in Paris (with Disneyland® Paris) Art 4 days
Impressionists in Paris Art 4 days
Art in Normandy Art 4 days 
     
     
School Trips to the Western Front  Subject Focus   Duration
Birdsong: English on the Western Front   English  3 & 4 days 
Ypres, Messines, Passchendaele  History  3 days 
     
School Trips to Amsterdam/The Netherlands  Subject Focus Duration 
History in Amsterdam & Kamp Vught   History 4 days 
Ecosystems at Burgers' Zoo - Geography in Arnhem Geography 3 & 4 days
Urban Change - Geography in Amsterdam Geography 3 days
Flood Management - Geography in the Netherlands Geography 3 days
The Dutch Holocaust: Religious Studies in Amsterdam Religious Studies  4 days
Science in Amsterdam Science 3 & 4 days
Science in the Netherlands: Ecosystems Science 3 & 4 days
Science in Burgers' Zoo, Amsterdam & Sea Life Centre Science 4 days
Art in Amsterdam Art 3 days
Art in Amsterdam Art 4 days
     
     
School Trips to Germany  Subject  Focus  Duration 
Languages: German in Cologne  German  3 days 
Languages: Cologne & Phantasialand  German 4 days
Christmas Markets: Cologne German/Educational 3 days    
     
     
     

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Friday, 12 June 2015 12:22

UK School Trips

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We arrange UK School trips for travel to the following UK locations: Bosworth, Dorset, Hastings, Ironbridge, Liverpool, Snowdonia & NorthWales, Quarry Bank & Stratford-upon-Avon.  Tours can be tailored to cover your students' specific learning objectives. We can also combine more than one UK destination into one itinerary, if required, to offer a longer trip offering a wider curriculum coverage for your school group. Click on the tour title for more information.

Please contact a member of our team to discuss your requirements for a Bespoke tour on Freephone 0800 801 560 or Request a Quotation through our website. The UK trips below are for secondary school groups, click here for Primary school trips.

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uk school trips

 

London school trips Subject Focus

Duration

Shakespeare in London English 1 & 2 days
Literary London: Shakespeare & Dickens English 1 & 2 days
London: Maths Maths 1 & 2 days
Medicine & Public Health: History in London History 1 & 2 days
The Blitz & The Home Front: History in London History 1 & 2 days
The Imperial War Museum: History in London History 1 & 2 days
The Holocaust - History in London History 1 & 2 days
Urban Change & Coasts: Geography in London & Thanet Coast Geography  2 days
Redevelopment: Geography in Londons' Canary Wharf  Geography 1 & 2 days
Redevelopment: Geography in Londons' King's Cross Geography  1 & 2 days
Urban Change: Geography in Londons' Bankside  Geography 1 & 2 days
Regeneration: Geography in Stratford & Queen Elizabeth Park - London Geography  1 & 2 days 
Places of Worship: Religious Studies in London Religious Studies   1 & 2 days 
Judaism & The Holocaust: Religious Studies in London Religion Studies  1 & 2 days
Humanities in London Humanities 1 & 2 days
Art in London Art 1 & 2 days
Shakespeare Theatre in London Drama & Performing Arts 1 & 2 days 
West-End Shows & Theatre Workshop Drama & Performing Arts 1 & 2 days

 

Liverpool school trips Subject Focus

Duration

History in Liverpool - Battle of Atlantic, Blitz, Home Front History 1 & 2 days
Urban Change & Coasts: Geography in Liverpool Geography 1 & 2 days
Urban Change & Glaciation - Geography in Liverpool & Snowdonia Geography   1 & 2 days
Impact of Tourism & Urban Study - Geography in the Lakes & Liverpool Geography  1 & 2 days

 Art in Liverpool & Manchester

Art 

1 & 2 days

 

North Wales school trips

Subject Focus

Duration

History in North Wales - Castles of Edward I History 1,2 & 3 days
Geography in Snowdonia & North Wales - Glaciation & Tourism Geography 1, 2 & 3 days 
Humanities in North Wales Humanities 

1 & 2 days

 

Stratford-upon-Avon school trips 

Subject Focus Duration

Shakespeare's Stratford

English 1 & 2 days

Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon

Drama & Performing Arts

1 & 2 days

 

Dorset  Subject Focus Duration
Coasts & Tourism - Geography in Dorset  Geography 2, 3 or 4 days
     
     
Bosworth Subject Focus  Duration 
History in Bosworth History  1 & 2 days 
     
Hastings Subject Focus Duration
History in Hastings  History 1 & 2 days 
     
Ironbridge Subject Focus Duration
Industrial Revolution - History in Ironbridge History 1 & 2 days
     
Quarry Bank Mill Subject Focus Duration
Industrial Revolution - History in Quarry Bank Mill History 1 & 2 days

 

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    As you will see, the advice only covers groups travelling until 16 April. However we understand that it is likely that this will be extended along with all social distancing measures.

    As we are sure you will appreciate this is an incredibly challenging time for everyone involved in educational travel. Information and policies are changing on an almost daily basis. At the moment we are awaiting updates from amongst others; the Department for Education, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department for Transport, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, ABTA, the School Travel Forum and some insurance companies, all of which has a bearing on the advice which we give all our groups and not just school groups. Consequently, if you are departing on or after 01 June we would very much appreciate your patience and forbearance whilst we wait to hear back from some or all of these organisations and are in a position to give you more constructive guidance and advice. Hopefully this should be within a matter of days.

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    We now know that the UK will leave the EU at 23h00 (GMT) on 31 January 2020. Following Brexit we will enter a transition period which will run, at least, until the end of December 2020. During the transition period everything will remain the same and you can continue to travel as you do now.

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    Will my coach journey still operate?

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    Will trains from the UK to the EU still operate?

    Trains from the UK to the EU will continue to operate as usual. 

     

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    We do advise you keep passports handy when travelling throughout Europe, as you may be required to prove your right to travel at border crossings or security checkpoints.

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    ABTA has always advised when travelling to the EU and beyond, that it is important you take out travel insurance. Our tour price includes comprehensive travel insurance as standard. So, unless you advise us that your school or college has its own travel insurance and you wish to decline our insurance, you will automatically have insurance cover with us.

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