Want to spark a love of languages in your primary pupils but worried they’re too young for a school trip abroad? We’ll tailor make your trip to ensure it’s safe and age-appropriate.

A primary languages school trip abroad is a great way to foster their curiosity, develop their intercultural understanding and help them learn about the world around them. We’ll make sure your school trip inspires your pupils and helps them to develop a passion that could last their entire lives.

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Primary languages school trips abroad

Whether your group is learning French, German or Spanish, we can tailor-make a primary school languages trip to meet your specific learning objectives.

We can arrange day trips, or short overnight trips, to places such as Aachen, the Opal Coast, Lille, and Disneyland® Paris, as well as longer trips to places such as Barcelona and the Costa Brava, and Paris.

Wherever you choose to go, we’ll work closely with you to design a school trip packed full of age-appropriate experiences and visits, that will get your students excited about languages and the world around them.

Your primary languages educational tour can include visits to cultural and historical attractions, tasting of local foods and guided tours of the city. Your pupils will have plenty of opportunity to interact with local, native speakers and they’ll be able to compare various aspects of daily life in your destination with their own back in the UK.

And these experiences will help them to develop their intercultural understanding and help them to better understand and respect cultural diversity, setting them up for a bright future as open-minded, respectful global citizens.

Why arrange a primary languages school trip?

Students will soak up the language!

Primary school pupils are the perfect age for absorbing languages, so introducing them to foreign languages from a young age really is something to be commended and encouraged.

A totally immersive experience in France, Germany or Spain could greatly improve their listening and speaking skills, not to mention give them more confidence and encourage them to become more independent.

They’ll be able to use vocabulary learnt in the classroom in everyday, practical situations, which will greatly help retention and help to build their confidence in their language skills.

This early experience of travel and immersion in a foreign language and culture will help to foster your pupils’ curiosity. It will show them how knowledge of a language allows you greater access to its culture. And the experience will help them to develop the skills they need to learn any languages that interest them in the future.

Develop their intercultural understanding

Primary languages school trips offer pupils the unforgettable experience of immersing themselves in a foreign culture. They’ll see the similarities and differences between the culture in the destination and their own, and they’ll see that any differences are beautiful and fascinating, rather than something to be feared.

This experience at this young age will help to open their minds to other cultures.

They’ll learn that exploring other cultures and ways of life is an interesting thing to do and something that makes them more empathetic to others.

For some it may be their first time abroad. For others, it may not be, but it might be the first time they’ve been away without their families. For all of them, the trip will be packed full of cultural activities that will help them to get a real flavour of the local culture.

So, while there is plenty of educational value to a primary languages school trip in terms of exposure to the language and improving pupils’ language skills, there are also lots of benefits in terms of the children’s development.

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 primary languages 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.

We know how important it is for you to feel fully supported throughout the process, especially when you’re taking primary school children away on a school trip. So, we’ll be with you every step of the way. 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 immersing yourself in the language and culture as much as your students.

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Why choose Halsbury?

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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The Halsbury Difference

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!