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Get a teacher’s-eye view of a school trip to Peru

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Here, we’ll share the story of Christine Murdie’s experience of taking her students on a school trip to Peru (with help from WorldStrides). Ms Murdie teaches at The Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh. Read about their fascinating school trip to Peru and how you can plan…

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10 inspirational sources for choosing your next school trip destinations

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Choosing school trip destinations your students will love is one of the most fun things about being a teacher. And, with the holidays approaching, you can do your homework and settle on some school trip destinations for the coming year. Discover school trip destinations you’d…

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Life-changing school trips: Destinations that change perceptions

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Arranging life-changing school trips is easier said than done. All school trips should give students a taste of the unknown. But, there are some extra special destinations and itineraries that will leave a lasting effect on your students. Join us as we explore what goes…

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School trips abroad: A genuine account of an adventure in Italy by Mr Longmuir

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When it comes to school trips abroad, few destinations have more to offer than the historic shores of Italy. In this blog, we’ll share the story of Mark Longmuir’s and his class, who joined forces with WorldStrides to arrange a school trip to Italy in…

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5 school trip fundraising ideas inspired by mini-entrepreneurs

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With these school trip fundraising ideas, you’ll be loading up the coach and heading on out there in no time! Raising money is one of the trickiest parts of getting school trips off the ground. But, fundraising doesn’t have to be this tough, and it…

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5 inspirational traits all school tour guides should have

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School tour guides can make or break a trip abroad. They need to know their stuff, but they also need to connect with the students and make the experience a memorable one. It’s a tall order, but it’s easy to find professional school tour guides…

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4 unforgettable school trip destinations in Costa Rica

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It might sound like a half-term holiday spot, but there are plenty of school trip destinations in Costa Rica. Famous for its volcanic soil, Costa Rica has an abundance of hidden history just waiting to be discovered by your students. Find out more about this…

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Last call! Your final school trip checklist

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We’ve prepped this handy school trip checklist to help you set off on your next visit with absolute confidence! You’ve already done the hard work: researching your destination, convincing your headteacher, getting parents on board, and, booking everything in (check out our school trip planning…

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7 reasons why students think trips abroad are the best thing about school

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It’s official – trips abroad are the best thing about school! That’s according to hot-off-the-press research from Jet2.com, which found that school trips outranked a whole host of other school-related activities. Join us as we delve deeper into this research and explain exactly why trips…

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3 ways to reassure parents of students going on school trips abroad

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It’s that time of year when teachers are frantically preparing for school trips abroad, but have you thought about how you’ll reassure parents to keep them onside? Here, we’ll take a look at why parents might be worried, and give you some tips on how…

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