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Extraordinary school expeditions for 2016

Extraordinary school expeditions for 2016

In honour of our school groups about to head off on awesome adventures to far flung lands, I thought it time to tantalise your tastebuds with ten tasty treats for tip-top trips. Mary Berry eat your heart out.

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Palestinians, Pilgrims and Politics

Palestinians, Pilgrims and Politics

What happens if you put a Palestinian Muslim, a Palestinian Lutheran, a Catholic and an Evangelist in a small family car and send them on a road trip through the Holy Land?  Read this and find out…

Posted in: Schools Date: 10/06/2014 view full POST
Geography trips for schools: Beyond Iceland

Geography trips for schools: Beyond Iceland

What if you want your students to experience more on an overseas geography trip than glaciers, hot springs, earthquake simulations and geysers? What about… the rest of the world other than Iceland? What then? Where should you be looking? Well, a good place to start would be one of these fantastic destinations:

Posted in: Schools Date: 28/05/2014 view full POST
Yesterday, I fell off my chair. Twice.

Yesterday, I fell off my chair. Twice.

The unfortunate incident(s) occurred whilst reading an article about a school expedition: a four week adventure to trek Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit and take part in a community project. Nothing exceptional in that, I hear you cry, except this school…

Posted in: Schools Date: 07/04/2014 view full POST
How to be a superhero (teacher)

How to be a superhero (teacher)

Homework to mark? Meetings? That dentist appointment. Date night. Laundry. Not forgetting Friday night’s parents’ evening, or the promise you made to run the London marathon wearing nothing but a mankini and waving a “save the Rhinos” banner. IS ‘LIFE’ GETTING IN THE WAY OF YOUR BEST INTENTIONS? Here’s how to be a super-hero to your students.

Posted in: Schools Date: 02/01/2014 view full POST
Trip of the Month - January

Trip of the Month - January

What’s black, white and red all over? Yes, it’s our new China expedition (and no, there are no sun burnt penguins, sorry). Our trip of the month to kick off 2014 includes Pandas, inner-Mongolia (yes, in China) and much more!

Posted in: Schools Date: 01/01/2014 view full POST
Holy men and Ray Bans

Holy men and Ray Bans

Picture the scene: You’re walking through a busy market… the stalls are buzzing, the trinkets are calling, banana pancakes, tailor-made shirts, holy men with Ray Bans and, oh, a cow that’s ‘relieved itself’ on your leg. Welcome to India and a teacher’s inspection visit like no other.

Posted in: STC News Date: 28/11/2013 view full POST
Architecture to Adventure, via Barbie and Bolivia

Architecture to Adventure, via Barbie and Bolivia

You’ve got to love careers advice at school. Mechanical engineering vs the army. Let me think. Was I interested in either? About as much as I was into blow drying my short-back-and-sides. I’m often asked how I ended up doing what I do, well,  from Architecture to Barbie and Bolivia to Devon Desserts, here’s how I nearly didn’t find my nirvana.

Posted in: Schools / STC News Date: 06/11/2013 view full POST

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