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Exam tips for teachers: How to prepare students (and yourself) for exam season

Our top tips to help both teachers and students with exam pressures.

Tuesday, 2nd April 2024

Destination Specialist

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The Outdoor learning benefits for students: How to enhance your lessons through outdoor education

We share the many benefits of outdoor learning and how you can use this in your lessons outside of school trips.

Wednesday, 7th February 2024

Destination Specialist

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The Best geography books for your classroom: 14 recommendations for primary and secondary students

Reading is a critical part of building knowledge in any school subject. But for geography students, books can help unlock new destinations, describe landscapes and decode facts.

Tuesday, 12th December 2023

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Why geography is important- Skills That Go Beyond The Map. Plus Resources!

The importance of geography is often overlooked but the subject offers lots of skills that benefit students in their everyday lives.

Tuesday, 7th November 2023

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Iceland In October: 55 things to see and do on your school trip

Travelling to Iceland in October? Here are our recommendations for a fantastic school trip beyond the northern lights and golden circle.

Thursday, 19th October 2023

Destination Specialist

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Field trip planning: How to book a great school trip

A successful school trip depends on how well it's planned. Our complete guide covers everything you need to know.

Wednesday, 4th October 2023

Destination Specialist

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Why did the Iceland Volcano Erupt? A Look Into The Litli-Hrutur Eruption 2023

On 10th July 2023, a new volcanic eruption began in Iceland, following seismic unrest and ground deformation. But what caused Litli-Hrutur to erupt?

Friday, 21st July 2023

Destination Specialist

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4 destinations… 4 reasons!

Each of these destinations have less restrictions for school groups, with current entry requirements allowing school groups in, unvaccinated. With the complications around entry requirements not being a barrier, let’s get down to the fun stuff, so you can actually enjoy planning a school trip for your students!

Tuesday, 19th October 2021

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Advice for booking a school trip; insurance and other safety and protection.

Our Covid Assurance goes a long way in protecting you and your students’ money, but our Assurance covers your group as a whole. Therefore, you need to make sure you have an insurance policy that protects you and your students on a personal level and for all scenarios. To help you with this, we have put together a quick, handy guide to choosing your school trip insurance provider…

Monday, 18th October 2021

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Raising money for school trips!

Overseas trips are invaluable, there is no doubt about that, but they do cost money. We know that many parents and guardians may worry about how they will find the money to fund a school trip and this can cast a shadow on what would otherwise be a really exciting time.

Friday, 3rd September 2021

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Geldingadalir Fagradalsfjall eruption update

There have been some questions raised in the last few days as to whether the volcanic activity is starting to decline in Iceland at the Geldingadalir Fagradalsfjall eruption.

Wednesday, 30th June 2021

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Building resilience and wellbeing in students; an interview with geographer and pastoral expert, Karen Corfield

We caught up with our colleague Karen Corfield, now an Education Travel Manager here at Discover the World Education, but formerly a Pastoral Deputy, about the importance of increasing students’ wellbeing and Resilience.

Monday, 7th June 2021

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Experiencing the volcano: Visiting Fagradalsfjall

We have all been avidly following the activity at Fagradalsfjall where the Geldingadalir eruption has been taking place since the 19th March 2021. The most recent government announcement has allowed all of us to go from day dreaming about visiting Iceland to actively planning a trip. Discover the World Education’s owner, Clive Stacey, was fortunate enough to visit Iceland, and during his trip he visited the current eruption site. The interview is perfect for you to use in your classroom so that students can consider what you might experience at a volcano and what to think about before going to Iceland…

Tuesday, 11th May 2021

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Iceland Erupts; Volcanic Activity on the Reykjanes Peninsula

While the rest of the world is missing getting to visit and explore Iceland’s epic landscapes, nature has been building up to change that landscape once more!

Saturday, 20th March 2021

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Geographical Reflections; the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull Eruption.

11 years ago, a small, unheard of, unpronounceable volcano erupted in the south of Iceland. This wasn’t an extraordinary event in the land of fire and ice, but the aftermath of this eruption certainly was. The result? A butterfly effect that had impacts across the globe and captured the attention of worldwide media.

Monday, 15th February 2021

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5 recommended resources for online learning

Here is the suggested list of our ‘top 5’ recommended resources for you to use for free!

Tuesday, 26th January 2021

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Eyjafjallajokull: 10 years on

I had led many school trips through the land of fire and ice but in April 2010, I was about to have a totally unique Icelandic experience...

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

Simon Wells

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These two topics are guaranteed to engage even the most distracted classes…

We are sharing our free resources that accompany the two most engaging topics, as suggested by in the Geography Teacher Zone…

Friday, 13th March 2020

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An experts’ guide to getting school trip numbers!

Our colleague Richard from the Es Pla Education Centre has shared his expertise on what to do if your trip numbers aren’t what you hoped they would be.

Wednesday, 26th February 2020

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Plotting Plastic Pollution

Kids Against Plastic have worked with Esri to develop a GIS data logging app and online analysis dashboard designed to encourage students, young people, families… anyone… to get involved in the collection of data that will help map-out plastic pollution, particular single-use plastic.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020

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