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School English Literature trips

Did you know that you can bring English literature to life for your students with a school trip abroad?

Visit the places which inspired some of the world’s most celebrated war poets on your next English school trip, to bring to life the context in which their poetry was crafted.

For example, your students will see beyond the words of their study pieces to the sentiment behind them with visits to places like the Essex Farm Dressing Station in Ypres, where John McCrae wrote In Flanders Fields after the death of his friend, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer.

The poem has become synonymous with the sacrifice of soldiers during WW1, so a visit to the WW1 battlefields will certainly allow your students to gain a deeper understanding of the inspiration behind it.

And in the Somme, you can follow in the footsteps of Wilfred Owen, or visit key locations from Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong.

We also offer school trips to London, where we can arrange for you to enjoy a theatre performance of the play you're studying, as well as a backstage tour of one of the capital’s most prestigious theatres.

School English Literature Trip to Ypres

School English Literature Trip to Ypres

For groups studying First World War poetry, an English literature school trip will be an unforgettable experience!

2 days, 1 night

From £99 per person

  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
School English Literature Trip to London

School English Literature Trip to London

Bring the script to life with an English literature school trip to London’s West End!

2 days, 1 night

From £89 per person

  • A-Level
  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
Coach Trip
Multi-day trip
School English Literature Trip to The Somme

School English Literature Trip to The Somme

Bring Wilfred Owen’s war to life for your students with an English literature school trip to the Somme!

2 days, 1 night

From £99 per person

  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
Coach Trip
Europe
Ferry
Multi-day trip
School English Literature day Trip to Ypres

School English Literature day Trip to Ypres

Short on time but still keen to bring the poetry of WW1 to life for your students? An English literature school day trip to Ypres is ideal!

1 day

From £44 per person

  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
Coach Trip
Day Trip
Europe
Ferry
School English Literature day Trip to The Somme

School English Literature day Trip to The Somme

Bring WW1 poetry to life on your English literature school trip to the battlefields of the Somme!

1 day

From £44 per person

  • GCSE
  • Key Stage 3
Coach Trip
Day Trip
Europe
Ferry

Take English outside the classroom and visit some of the places that inspired the works you’re studying, in order to bring them to life for your students! With a better understanding of the context in which the piece was written, your students will be able to delve further into the work.

Or take a trip to see the play you’re studying performed on stage, lifting the words right off the page!

Wherever you choose to go on your English literature school trip, you can be sure it will be curriculum based and tailor made to suit your specific requirements and learning objectives.

And, having been founded by former teachers, we completely understand that you need to feel completely supported when taking students away on a school trip. Which is why we’ll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until you get home at the end of the trip, with 24-hour assistance just one phone call away while you’re on your trip.

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

    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 by teachers for teachers

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

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.

Tailor-made school trips

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.

Loyalty scheme

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Earn loyalty points from your very first trip which can be used towards a trip discount or free gift for your school.