School Primary Languages trips

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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.

Why Halsbury Education trips?

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Tom Moorhouse

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Gaynor Mayor

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Laura Martin

Language Sales & Product Manager

Emma Gray da Silva

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Lou Della Rocca

Tour Consultant

Gail Biggins

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Judit Eleod

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Paul Hudson

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Michelle Hallam

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Caroline Hill

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Gayle Flude

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Jodi Swift

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Will Jehu

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Vanessa Barbosa

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Primary Languages activities that your school group will love

Mercat de la Boqueria

La Boqueria food market in Barcelona is one of the best food markets in Europe.

Museu Picasso

Picasso lived recurrently in Barcelona as a young man, and this museum has some important pieces from this formative period

Barcelona Adventure Quest Trail

The perfect activity to get your students speaking in Barcelona!

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie

France’s leading science museum hosts static and interactive exhibitions on a range of environmental and technological themes, including climate change

Louvre Museum

Housed in France's former royal palace, the Louvre is now one of the finest and most complete art galleries in

Bagatelle Theme Park

One of France's leading theme parks, Bagatelle is ideally suited for younger children. If you have a music group you

Boulangerie Le Fournil

The charismatic baker will tell your students about his work – in French, of course! He will demonstrate some of

Les Escargots du Bocage

Your visit to this snail farm will begin with a tour, here you will learn interesting facts about the snails

Nausicaa

The Nausicaa Sea-world museum seeks to educate children about the marine environment, man's impact upon it and why it is

Opalaventure High Ropes Course

If you have a group of thrill seekers, make sure you include a visit to the Opalaventure High Ropes Course, where you'll enjoy a treetop adventure your students will never forget!

Rando Rail

Fancy doing something a little different on your school trip to the Opal Coast? Why not hop on a pedal-powered rail bike and enjoy a 9km round trip to explore either the enchanting woods of Nielles-les-Bléquin, or the rolling countryside of the Artois!

Biscuit Factory Le Touquet

Visit a traditional French biscuit factory to discover how these delicious artisanal biscuits are made! Students will love this foodie activity that also gives them the opportunity to practise their French listening skills. If they're brave, they could even try asking questions!

Charles de Gaulle's Birthplace and Museum

Charles de Gaulle was born in Lille on November 22nd 1890, in the house of his maternal grandparents at 9

Disneyland® Paris

A school trip to Disneyland® Paris is sure to be an unforgettable experience for your students. A magical setting for

Bec a Suc

A visit to this traditional sweet factory in the charming town of Boulogne-sur-Mer offers your students the opportunity to watch

Pain Show

Learn how to make traditional French crêpes and enjoy your own with jam or chocolate sauce! Plus, you’ll also be

Aachen Cathedral & Treasury

Built in the ninth century by the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, Aachen's cathedral has been the focus of the city's

Aachen Christmas Market

Held in the market place in the shadow of the ancient cathedral, Aachen's annual Christmas market draws visitors from all

Café van den Daele-Kockartz

Located in a historic building in the heart of Aachen, this cafe serves traditional, hearty German breakfasts as well as

Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet

Why not stock up on delicious Germanchocolates on your visit to Aachen? The Lindtfactory shop sells this high quality chocolate

Aquarium Barcelona

Barcelona Aquarium is the most important marine leisure and education centre in the world concerning the Mediterranean.

Camp Nou Experience

Home to FC Barcelona, a visit to the Nou Camp stadium includes a tour of the stadium itself.

Olympic Museum & Stadium

This stadium was the focus of the 1992 Olympic Games. It is now turned into an Olympic Museum and Gallery.

Park Guell

Intended as a housing development that never quite took off, Parc Guell is an urban park in a northern suburb of Barcelona.

PortAventura

This popular theme park includes a log flume and a roller coaster with no less than 8 inverted loops.

Sagrada Familia

Antoni Gaudi's unique, awe-inspiring cathedral continues to grow almost organically, like a medieval cathedral.

Tibidabo Theme Park

The Tibidabo Amusement Park is Barcelona's nearest theme park. The park is conveniently located on top of Tibidabo Hill.

Avenue des Champs-Elysées

The Champs-Élysées is the most prestigious avenue in Paris, its cinemas, cafés and luxury shops make it one of themost

Bateaux Mouches

One of the best and most relaxing ways to see the sights of Paris is to take a Seine river

Eiffel Tower

The instantly recognisable symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, can be seen from almost any point in the city, and

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral is a beautiful Gothic cathedral on the the Île de la Cité. A major tourist destination and

Sacre-Coeur Basilica

Located at the summit of the hill of Montmartre, and surrounded by the houses of this famous bohemian quarter, the

Tour Montparnasse (Observatoire Panoramique)

For iconic, panoramic views of Paris, the Tour Montparnasse is unbeatable!

Euralille

Lille may be Capital of Culture, but it's long been a capital of shopping! Indulge in some retail therapy at

Guided Tour of Lille

From Grand'Place to the Palais Rihour, discover the architectural heritage of Europe's Capital of Culture (2004) with guides from Lille

La Gaufre du Pays Flamand

An old fashioned waffle-maker where each visitor leaves with a packet of brown sugar or violet waffles. The visit also

Lille Zoo

The Citadelle Park, Lille's largest and most visited, park brings a breath of fresh air to the city. Encircled by

Bagatelle Theme Park

One of France's leading theme parks, Bagatelle is ideally suited for younger children. If you have a music group you

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