School Trips - Equity First World War Battlefields Tour
Our goal is to empower students to develop an active interest in their school subjects. Examining artillery at the museums, walking through the trenches and reflecting on the lives lost at the war memorials is an experience students will never forget, and cannot be felt when learning about this subject matter in the classroom.
FREE SCHOOL BOOKS
Current School Trip Offer
LOAD UP YOUR LIBRARY! FREE Book Bundle worth £655 - when you confirm your next trip before 12th July 2019*
Equity have teamed up with book publisher BookLife to provide your school with vital KS3 non-fiction resources.
We’ll give your school a bundle of 59 brand-new, hardback, non-fiction books equating to £655, when you confirm your next sports or educational trip with us.
*Terms and Conditions: This offer is valid for new enquiries only and for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years. To qualify for this offer you must confirm your trip by 12th July 2019. Trip must be based on a minimum 2-day/1-night duration. All trip payments must adhere to quoted schedules and payment terms, and late payment forfeits this incentive.
The Book Bundle is provided through book publisher BookLife and includes a total of 59 books across 9 different topics as detailed above. The Book Bundle is as detailed and cannot be deviated from. Please note that on occasion it may be necessary for BookLife to change some of the books listed if unavailable from their stock. BookLife will replace unobtainable books with books of equal quality, value and appropriateness. E & O.E.
This offer is worked out on the 50/50 match fund principle between Equity and BookLife; no contribution is required from your school. Books will be despatched direct to your school by BookLife on receipt of 2nd deposits or final payment, whichever is sooner. Any decrease in group numbers post confirmation may be subject to a surcharge on your booking.
We reserve the right to change any of these terms and conditions from time to time without notice. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount scheme or incentive. By participating in this offer, you agree for Equity to pass your name and school address details to BookLife for the purposes of sending you your free book bundle.
Why should you consider Equity for School Trips and Educational Visits?
We can tailor make a tour specific to the learning needs of your group, or students can follow a sample itinerary. This tour includes historical sites such as Thiepval Memorial, In Flanders Fields Museum, Memorial Museum Passchendaele as well as Menin Gate where the Last Post commemorates those who fell in the war every evening.
This moving war memorial commemorates missing British and South African men who died in the Battles of the Somme between 1915 and 1918.
Menin Gate & the Last Post
Groups can see the moving ceremony of the Last Post at the Menin Gate. The traditional final salute to the fallen is played in honour of the fallen soldiers, whose names are inscribed on the famous memorial.
In Flanders Fields Museum
Explore the devastating events that occurred in the Flanders region during the Great War. From the invasion of Belgium, to the trenches and the aftermath of the war, students can learn about the human experiences involved.
An important aspect for students to discover is the other side of the conflict - the German soldeir's experiences. This cemetery holds the remains of over 40,000 German soldiers who dies in October 1914.
Memorial Museum Passchendaele
Delve into trench warfare with this realistic exhibition of a British underground bunker system. Explore the communication and dressing post, as well as headquarters and dorms to gain a greater understanding of life in the trenches.
What size groups do you cater for?
We have a minimum number of 10 paying passengers but no upper limit. We can split large groups across multiple coaches and hotels as required.
Is there first aid on site?
We believe the travel insurance policy we offer is one of the best available.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
With prior knowledge to booking we can arrange a tour that takes into consideration any students with disabilities.
Here are some other great destinations to discover more about World War 1 and World War 2 with Equity:
- Normandy D-Day Beaches
- St Petersburg
- Washington DC
Get in touch with us today for more information about any of these great trips.
Need more inspiration?
We work with all the top School Travel Tour Operators, offering a huge range of inspirational trips, tours and expeditions, whether you are looking for a short hop over the channel to France, or a multi-week trek on the other side of the globe. Here are a few suggestions, or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!