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5 reasons to take your students to Rhapsody Rotorua

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Rhapsody Rotorua is a must for all music students! The annual international youth music festival brings together budding musicians to learn, perform and grow. During the one-week festival, students will develop their musical skills and repertoire, connect with like-minded peers and build confidence through performances, adjudications and professional coaching from industry experts. Why should you…

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The world awaits

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WorldStrides’ educational travel programs offer students a smorgasbord of cross-curriculum academic and personal development opportunities to ignite personal growth and enrich learning at every stage of development. No matter the destination or year level of your students – an educational tour is remembered for a lifetime. We’ve hand-picked 7 of our top cross-curriculum destinations around…

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October snowsports on New Zealand’s North Island

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Sitting within a dual World Heritage Area, the snowy peaks of the legendary Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand’s most active volcano, is home to the longest ski season and largest ski areas in the country. The ski fields of Whakapapa and Turoa are ideal for school groups and offer world-class snow conditions all the way through…

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Science school trips in New Zealand

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Home to diverse eco-systems and spectacular natural landscapes all year round, New Zealand is a premier destination to discover the many wonders of science. The country is considered a biodiversity hotspot, as it is recognised by the scientific community as among the top 36 locations around the globe which contain unusual and irreplaceable forms of…

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Geography school trips in New Zealand

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Evoking images of rugged mountain ranges and ancient glaciers, New Zealand is the ultimate real-world classroom for geography students. The country itself is a remote collection of mountainous islands in the southeast Pacific Ocean. It’s still geographically young and going through the geological processes of mountain-building that began 15 million years ago. Sitting upon two…

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Hidden gems of the South Island, New Zealand

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Look no further than New Zealand’s Lake Tekapo for immersive educational experiences and a vast array of adventure activities! Nestled beneath spectacular mountains, Lake Tekapo is the ideal base for students to learn to ski or improve their technique. By night, the area is an internationally renowned location for stargazing that’s part of the UNESCO…

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Australian tours linked to your curriculum

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Australian tours introduce students to a bigger world in their own backyard. Every Australian city has something new and incredible to offer. Our domestic tours are full of meaningful learning experiences that reinforce classroom learning. Here are our favorite destinations that link to the Australian Curriculum, and provide fun and exciting adventures for your students:…

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7 day New Zealand snowsports tour from $1,999 per student!

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This incredible snowsports package offers outstanding value for schools looking to excite and engage their students on the slopes. Located on New Zealand’s South Island, the Roundhill Ski Field is the perfect destination for skill development and progression in snowsports. With an enormous beginner’s area, long wide runs and the world’s longest rope tow, Roundhill…

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Don’t miss out! Final spots available for Rhapsody Rotorua

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At WorldStrides, we share your passion for music and appreciate the inspiration musical performance brings. This is part of what makes Rhapsody Rotorua Festival such an incredible experience for music students every year. Registrations for Rhapsody Rotorua 2018 are closing soon. Click here to register your interest now. Take a quick look at a few…

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Breaking down educational barriers with cross-curriculum tours

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Studies on cross-curriculum learning have shown it can lead to increased motivation, improvement of the learning process, encourage critical thinking, interaction and reflection and promotes teamwork between students. When combining curriculums, students make connections between subjects which in turn create richer learning opportunities as the material becomes more relevant and meaningful. Here are our favourite…

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