Want to bring history to life for your students and gain inspiration for your history lessons? Why not arrange a school history trip abroad?

Ofsted have advised that ‘The most effective departments in secondary schools used enrichment activities regularly to support students’ learning’. And trips to Berlin and the WW1 battlefields were named as key features.

Your history school trip will be tailor made to meet your specific requirements and learning objectives.

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History school trips in the UK

There’s plenty of history to discover right here in the UK! Head to Edinburgh, to learn about the development of anaesthesia and antiseptic in surgery, or head to York and Ripon to learn about crime and punishment in the Victorian era.

In Stratford-Upon-Avon, your students will discover the world of Shakespeare and learn more about life in Elizabethan England.

Want your students to learn more about life in wartime Britain? London offers some excellent opportunities to discover what life was like during WW1 and WW2, with key visits including the Imperial War Museum, the Churchill War Rooms and the Cenotaph.

In Manchester and Liverpool your students can learn more about the Manchester Blitz and the important role that the North played during WW2.

And in Kent, your students can learn more about the Battle of Britain, with visits to the Battle of Britain Memorial, and the Spitfire and Hurricane Museum.

History school trips abroad

We can arrange history school trips in destinations all over the world!

On a history school trip to the WW1 battlefields, your group will experience the living conditions in the trenches, as well as the destructive power, waste and futility of war, by following the events of the 1916 Battle of the Somme and the Third Battle of Ypres.

In Berlin, Munich and Krakow, your students will have the chance to reflect on visits to Nazi concentration camps and learn more about the rise of National Socialism and the eventual fall of Hitler. And in Berlin, your students will discover how the ideological warfare of the Cold War affected the local population.

We also offer trips to France, where your students can find out more about the revolution that not only transformed France, but also had a huge effect on global politics.

Or head to Vietnam, where your students will learn more about the cause and effects of the Vietnam War – a Cold War era proxy war that lasted 20 years. They’ll find out what life was like for the soldiers and the local population, and they’ll learn more about the politics behind the conflict.

Why arrange a history school trip?

Bring history to life!

Sometimes, when students learn about history in the classroom, it can seem like a very abstract thing. They learn about the atrocities committed by the Nazis, or the huge loss of life in WW1, but it feels very distant and, perhaps, not very relevant to their lives.

By taking your students to the places where those historical events happened, you’re helping them to comprehend the reality of history. Your students will hear the personal stories of some of those involved, humanising their experiences.

By bringing history to life for your students, you’re providing them with the knowledge they need to help prevent the worst of our history repeating itself. And there’s no better way to bring history to life than with a school trip!

Deepen their understanding

We’ll tailor your history school trip to suit your curriculum and learning objectives.

So, for example, if you’re visiting the WW1 battlefields, you can choose to focus on helping students to understand the conditions in the trenches, or they can spend time learning more about medical advancements during WW1.

Perhaps your students are learning about the Nazis and the Holocaust? In Berlin, they can find out more about the rise of the Nazis and how Hitler, once seen as a fanatic, eventually rose to become dictator. And you could even extend your trip with a visit to Krakow, so that your students gain a deeper understanding of the scale and horror of the Holocaust with a visit to Auschwitz.

Our Travel Advisers know our destinations well and will be able to advise you on which visits would best suit your learning objectives.

Enjoy the trip as much as your students

Originally founded by former teachers, and with many former teachers still among us, we understand the value of history school trips and how to make them successful.

Your trip will be completely tailor made, to ensure that it meets your specific requirements and learning objectives. And we’ll be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you have.

In fact, we’ll be with you every step of the way, from now until you return home at the end of your trip. While abroad, you’ll be able to reach us with just one phone call, at any time of the day or night. And, with this comprehensive level of support while you’re away, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy experiencing history brought to life as much as your students.

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Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!