Bring the events of the Second World War to life for your students on a school trip to the WW2 battlefields.
On a WW2 battlefields school trip, your students can visit the sites associated with the most destructive war in history and enhance their understanding of the causes, events and people.
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WW2 battlefield school trips to Dunkirk
A visit to Dunkirk will improve your students’ knowledge of Operation Dynamo and the reasons why the Allied troops had to be evacuated from France in 1940 and how this was achieved under incredible circumstances.
You’ll enjoy a guided tour of the evacuation beaches, the port, the British Memorial, Zydcoote Maritime Hospital and the shipwrecks of Dunkirk to learn more about what it would have been like to have been an Allied soldier waiting to be evacuated.
And at La Coupole and Eperlecques, you’ll learn more about Hitler’s V1 and V2 missiles, as well as the other advancements in technology over the course of WW2.
WW2 battlefield school trips to Normandy
A visit to the D-Day landings beaches at Normandy will help your students to understand a pivotal moment in WW2, four years after Operation Dynamo’s evacuation of Dunkirk.
Your students will love exploring the beaches that Allied troops landed on and learning more about the Mulberry harbours. They’ll hear personal accounts of the events of June 1944 and deepen their understanding of the impact of Operation Dynamo on WW2.
You can even stay in self-contained, purpose-built youth group accommodation just a stone’s throw from Juno Beach!
Why arrange a WW2 battlefields school trip?
Bring history to life
A WW2 battlefields school trip will bring history to life for your students. They’ll learn more about the experiences of soldiers involved, as well as the local populations who found themselves at the centre of two key moments in WW2.
They’ll see the key sites where the events they’ve been seeing took place and can even see archive footage from the time.
And all of this will provide your students with practical experiences that they can draw upon in their exams, to make sure they include the key points. And they’ll be able to extend their ideas having seen the wider impact of the events they’re writing about.
For your students, the opportunity to get out of the classroom and experience history is one that they’ll never forget. It will help them to realise that these huge historical events happened to very normal people, just like them, and had very real consequences that are still keenly felt today.
They’ll begin to make connections between the events that they’re studying and the world as it is today. And this experience will help them to understand the value of history as a subject and could even encourage a real passion for history. Your trip could even encourage them to take their history studies further!
Enjoy the trip as much as your students
Originally founded by former teachers, 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 immersing yourself in history as much as your students.
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.
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.
Health & safety prioritised
As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.
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.
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.
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.