Keeping School Tours Recreational and Educational

When planning a school tour, keeping a balance between an educational and a recreational experience can be tricky. The first thing to decide is what type of sporting trip would be better suited to your school. Rugby tours and football tours are often favoured options. Of course, it is also necessary to incorporate some educational elements into such trips. So whilst a solely rugby-focused trip may be too recreational and a straight historical trip too dull, a successful school trip can be sought by finding a medium ground between the two.Choose the destination wiselyDestinations such as Holland, Munich and South Africa offer this in abundance. They are places that companies who specialise in school tours can offer itineraries that successfully mix the education elements with the fun stuff. Of course, it will pretty much be all fun for the students themselves - it is after all a chance to escape their parents, play rugby and have some unforgettable experiences with their friends! But still, it is important that the tours keep youngsters entertained and stimulated for the duration. To this end, companies well experienced in organising these kinds of tours look for cities that have an equal measure of great attractions and optimal sporting opportunities, and at the same time be educational.Super South AfricaTake South Africa for example. Even though your trip goes under the guise of school rugby tours, the country offers a rich educational experience that goes hand-in-hand with its sporting heritage. Any rugby enthusiast will know that rugby is pretty important in South Africa. Emerging from Britain's colonial dominion within Africa, rugby (as well as cricket) has emerged as one of the nation's primary sports.The 2009 film Invictus, starring Matt Damon, recounts the events of a 1994 rugby game, in which the then-president Nelson Mandela played an instrumental role in uniting the divided nation in support of the national team (which was predominately white). Many youngsters on school rugby tours to South Africa will be familiar with the film, and this is one example of how you can engage with the students in terms of learning how sport can influence a country's entire future.Taking the Mystery out of HistoryWhile some kids are, understandably, cautious when it comes to being enthusiastic about educational experiences, South Africa can offer them a fascinating taste of history in a very hands-on and enriching way. Without even realising the educational worth, students will be able to learn the history of the British Empire, the cultural divisions that colonialism brought and thus gain insight into modern day South Africa. This diverse country separates the students from their own cultural awareness and thus becomes an entirely new, invigorating experience. Locations such as Cape Town and Kruger National Park are great stops on an itinerary for school rugby tours - both offering a valuable, yet completely contrasting, insight into life in South Africa.Wherever you choose as the destination for your school rugby tours, in such a specialised area it is always best to engage the services of a professional. Companies who organise these tours have a network of accommodation, travel and educational resources at their disposal and make the task of creating a personalised itinerary simple and fuss free.To get more information click here high school tour or you can also click here music tour

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