School Trips - History trips to Normandy with Equity
An ideal destination for students to explore several historic themes, including the Normans, the Hundred Years War, World War 1 and World War 2. Normandy has a wealth of superb historical sites ranging from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century.
An Equity history Trip to Normandy will allow students to gain a greater understanding of GCSE, KS3, AQA and OCR curriculum-related topics.
Why should you consider Equity for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Just across the channel, Normandy is a great location for history studies. Inextricably linked to the history of England, from the Normans who invaded and became rulers for centuries, right up to the 20th Century and the huge impact of the Battle of the Somme and the D-Day Landings.
With excellent exhibitions and museums, students will gain valuable lessons about military conflicts from experiencing the Normandy landscape first hand.
Here are some fantastic excursions for your school:
Arromanches 360° cinema
located on the clifftops above the town and projected onto 9 screens in a circular cinema, students can see incredible archive footage which tells the story of the 100 days of the Battle of Normandy.
Bayeux Tapestry Museum
The famous tapestry, almost 70m long, shows the events behind the Norman invasion of England in 1066. This iconic artefact gives a fascinating insight into medieval propaganda and gives excellent context for those studying Norman England.
D-Day Landings Museum, Arromanches
Students can learn all about the astonishing feat of engineering that went into the construction of the Mulberry Harbour, an artificial harbour which allowed the Allies to unload military personnel and supplies for the invasion of Normandy.
Juno Beach Centre
This museum tells the story of the 14,000 Canadian troops who landed here in June 1944. The centre also showcases the impact World War 2 had on Canadian society, at home as well as on the various fronts.
Bayeux: Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum
This excellent museum explains in great detail the day by day account of the military operations by the Allies in Normandy in the summer of 1944 with archive footage and equipment.
Pegasus Bridge Museum
Learn about Operation Deadstick, a mission to secure strategic bridges crucial to the success of the D-Day landings. Discover the amazing story of the British Airborne forces who landed using gliders and held the bridge against enormous odds.
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.
There are some great destinations for your students to discover on a History trip with Equity:
- The Cold War in Berlin
- Classical world in Rome
- Auschwitz and Krakow
- Paris and the Treaty of Versailles
- The American Revolution in Boston
- Tudor Dynasty in London
- Communism in St Petersburg
- Rise of the Nazis in Munich
- Terracotta Army in China
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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!