Educational Travel Stories

Top 5 bus activities for your next tour!

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Travelling on a bus for hours on end with students can be a stressful experience but with the right mindset and planning, you can turn it around to be one of the most exciting and memorable experiences on tour. Students will build relationships and learn new things about the places they’re visiting along the way!…

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8 fun facts about Japan!

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It’s no surprise that the Japan National Tourism Organization has been encouraging educational tours from Australia. From the electrifying modern cities and sophisticated robotics, to the ancient and historic natural landscapes scattered with volcanos, waterfalls and temples – Japan really does have something for everyone! We have compiled a list of interesting facts you may…

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How travel connects to the classroom

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Travelling creates stronger teachers, and in turn stronger students. Studies continuously show how travel improves academic performance, and there are learning opportunities for students before, during, and after you return from your tour. For teachers, travel is professional development at the highest level. Travel brings lesson plans to life for classrooms, and the benefits are…

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Tasmania – a 10/10 from teachers

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From its heritage sites and natural attractions, to galleries and museums full of history and culture, our teachers always rave that Tasmania is the perfect place to take students on an educational adventure. “Tasmania was an amazing experience for our students and covered many highlights including Mt Wellington, Port Arthur and Cradle Mountain. Our students…

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Our top hands-on learning destinations for STEM

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Science, technology, engineering and maths are widely considered the industries of the future – areas that will be responsible for furthering our efforts in innovation, creativity and design. It’s no surprise that career opportunities in STEM are growing significantly more than any other industry. Integrating hands-on learning experiences inside and outside the classroom from a…

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Where an educational tour can take students

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Brett Sampson, WorldStrides International Destination Specialist, reflects on his Year 10 class tour to Italy and delves into the personal and academic benefits it delivered – from developing confidence and discovering his passion, to speaking the language with locals. Brett, what were the highlights of your tour? One of my favourite memories was visiting the…

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Tips to help you build excitement for your tour

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Now that your tour details are locked in, it’s time to get students excited and parents on board! This should be your number one priority in getting your tour off the ground. The more time you put into creating excitement and anticipation amongst your students, the more successful your tour will be. We’ve put together…

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Travel tips for students

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Are you planning a school tour or about to take your students on an educational adventure? We’ve collated a list of the non-negotiables, the tips and tricks that even the most seasoned traveller should implement into their pre-departure routine. Share with your students, friends of fellow colleagues! The really important stuff first Register on smart…

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