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Welcome to our new History brochure for 2011 – 2012 and welcome to a new era for Anglia. As you may well have noticed from the cover of the brochure, this year sees a landmark in the development of our company, symbolised by a change of name and a change of logo.

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  • History Tours | 2011-12 Bringing the curriculum to life

    Century schoolbook

    Century schoolbook

  • Field trips like this can do more for their education than any talk in a classroom could, and they will remember it for many, many years to come Parent of student at Leighton Park School2

  • If we want to attract pupils beyond Year 9 and if we want to get them fully to appreciate what we teach in the classroom, then it is essential that we get them out of it and onto the ground! I am a great believer in that statement by Einstein: Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything one learned in school; History students need to get out of school and see the past in the present for themselves. I have taken a Head Teacher and a Chairman of Governors on such a trip and they have seen the impact on pupil learning, as well as appreciating the improvement in examination results which they undoubtedly bring!

    However, anyone bothering to read this foreword will know all this already, so why Anglia over their competitors? I hope that I am a decent enough guide, but my students hear me talking all the time in school; they benefit hugely from being guided by an expert and Anglia provide these. Every guide we have had from Anglia has enviable subject knowledge, is able not only to challenge the students and to inspire them to want to know more, but also to encourage them to think for themselves. Anglia guides have infectious enthusiasm and many have military experience which

    makes an enormous difference when you have sixty-five Year 9s in a Great War Trench or standing on the D-Day beaches. They also allow you, the teacher, the freedom to get in amongst the students and also to learn for yourself without you having the responsibility of taking them around the sights!

    I have found Anglia unparalleled in their willingness and support in helping you design a bespoke tour which suits particular examination needs. Nothing is too much trouble. Anglia also take their responsibility to provide a safe environment extremely seriously. Logistics matter when you have a large number of Year 10 pupils abroad. Anglias guides know what to do in a crisis and they have the full back up of their office 24 hours a day. I couldnt have asked for better care.

    Aside from superb guides, rigorous health and safety standards and logistical expertise, the field trips which Anglia organise have a significant impact, not just on the enthusiasm of students for History as a subject and on take-up for GCSE and A Level, but also on examination results. I am certain that one reason why the number of LEH historians achieving A* at GCSE has risen so dramatically over the

    last two years is because these trips have considerably improved pupil understanding and knowledge.

    I do not know of any Head of History familiar with what Anglia offers who would want to use any other company. The service is exemplary from start to finish. If you employ Anglia, your students parents will get their moneys worth and your students will have a wonderful educational experience. What more need I say?

    Forewordby Matthew Christmas, Head of History, The Lady Eleanor Holles School

    Everything went like clockwork, and this was down to the professionalism of your company

    Colchester Royal Grammar School

    Lady Butlers Man of Kent reproduced by kind permission of the trustees of the Princess of Waless Royal Regiment 3

    I have been attending and then organising overseas History field visits for 20 years: the best decision I made was to ask Anglia Battlefield Tours to organise them for me. As a result, I am delighted to have been asked to write the foreword for this brochure. I cannot foresee any reason why I would want to look for another company.

    Cover image: Joeley Bishop The Sixth Form College, Colchester See page 17

    I just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful trip... My daughter was totally fascinated. She is a history lover but even so was overwhelmed by the visits

    Parent of Student at City of London School for Girls

  • Contents

    6 Peace and War10 Britain at War16 Morality, race and

    persecution20 Medieval Europe22 UK based tours25 Our commitment to you26 Safety Management

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  • What is in a name? You may well ask. As Anglia Battlefield Tours we became one of the UKs largest independent history tour operators, established an enviable reputation for high quality service and led the way in fully guided tours. Now our commitment to delivering the same quality of service extends far beyond the battlefields. Each year we take an increasing number of schools on tours across Europe, to places such as Paris, Berlin, Krakow and Prague. Whilst each of these may have borne witness to conflict, the reason why so many groups travel with us to these cities extends far beyond the confines of a battlefield.

    Whether the focus of your studies is the rise of National Socialism, the Cold War, Medicine Through Time

    or one of the many other subjects covered by the current History specifications, Anglia can deliver, on the ground, exactly the tour you need to support your classroom based learning. So now the time has now come to reflect that in the name of our company.

    This year, as Anglia Tours, we will create the platform from which we can expand into new areas of school history tours. We will retain our total commitment to providing the quality of service you have come to expect from us and to ensuring that, whatever tour you take with us meets your expectations in full.

    As you read this brochure it should become apparent that we are different from other school tour

    operators. We care about what we do and about you, our customers. Let us take you on tour where you can experience that difference at first hand. Let our guides engage with your students, inspire and enthuse them so that not only do you see an improvement in their performance at exams, but they also gain a deeper understanding of the world we have left behind and the world we have to live in now.

    Above all, let Anglia Tours help you create a truly memorable experience.

    Introduction

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    Welcome to our new History brochure for 2011 2012 and welcome to a new era for Anglia. As you may well have noticed from the cover of the brochure, this year sees a landmark in the development of our company, symbolised by a change of name and a change of logo.

  • Peace and War: International Relations 1900-1991 The twentieth century was defined by the search for peace in a time of unprecedented conflict. New political ideologies clashed with outdated notions of government, culminating in the cataclysmic events of two global wars. The second half of the century witnessed the tensions of globalisation, conflicting economic and political systems, popular protest and the advent of international terrorism.

    Our tours are designed to support the new specifications for GCSE and post-16 courses, allowing students to develop their understanding of the twentieth century in the very locations where these epoch-changing events took place.

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  • Specifications/topics supported by these tours:

    KS3:> Twentieth Century World

    GCSE: All AQA, OCR and Edexcel specifications featuring:> Russia; 1905-1941> Germany; 1918-1945> International Relations,

    1900-1991

    A level: All AQA, OCR and Edexcel specifications featuring:> Tsarist, Revolutionary,

    Stalinist and Communist Russia, 1855-1991

    > Germany 1871-1991> International Relations,

    1879-1990

    Germany 1918-1991Study materials available

    The most rapidly-growing area of ANGLIAs business is tours to Germany. We are delighted to offer a range of programmes, all bespoke, focussing on the German experience of the twentieth century.

    Munich, Nuremberg & ObersalzburgWe begin these tours with visits to the heartland of National Socialism. From the streets of Munich, which witnessed the attempted Putsch of 1923 and the vast rally grounds of Nuremberg, captured by Leni Riefenstahl in her iconic film Triumph of the Will, to the Berghof, Hitlers home in the Bavarian Alps, your tour will take in locations which played significant roles in the birth and development of the Nazi movement, and where the course of European history was set.

    Themes:

    Germany and the Weimar Republic

    The impact of the Great War and Versailles

    The Beer Hall Putsch

    The Rise of National Socialism

    Life under the Nazi Regime Repression, prejudice and persecution

    Retribution and Justice the Nuremberg trials

    Options: Fully guided

    2-Day Munich and Nuremberg by air from 239

    Day 1: Munich Day 2: Nuremberg

    3-Day Munich and Nuremberg by air from 299

    Day 1: Dachau Concentration Camp

    Day 2: Munich Day 3: Nuremberg

    4 day Munich & Obsersalzburg by air from 378

    Day 1: Dachau Day 2: Munich Day 3: ObsersalzburgDay 4: Nuremberg

    To discuss your tour requirements give us a call on T: 01245 231991 or email E: [email protected] 7

    We had a fantastic tour and I am so grateful to you for all your hard work in the office and to Ian who was a great guide. The girls all appreciated his enthusiasm and knowledge and I certainly appreciated how hard he worked to ensure everything went smoothly... I will definitely use Anglia in future and will recommend you guys strongly.

    Queensgate School

    The trip was fantastic and the pupils and staff loved it. It was perfect for the course and Ian was brilliant. The pupils loved him

    Colchester High SchoolThank you so much for everything you have done for us in the organisation of what was the best study visit I have experienced! I was absolutely blown away with the visit last week, a brilliant

    experience for the students, my colleagues and myself

    Bishop Heber School

    Institut fr Zeitgeschichte Mnchen-Berlin / Foto: Max Kstler, Berchtesgaden

  • Combined German ToursWhilst a visit to any one of the aforementioned cities will afford students the opportunity to consider the themes identified, ANGLIA is pleased to be able to offer a range of tours where through visiting a number of locations students really get to grips with modern German history.

    BerlinThe newest city I have come across - Mark Twain, 1892

    It is perhaps true to say that one concept defines Berlin: change. This is a city that never stands still, which is constantly re-inventing itself, and never fails to surprise even the most regular visitor. Nowhere on earth experienced the twentieth century in quite such sharp relief as Berlin as it experienced Imperial autocracy, fascism, dictatorship, Communism and eventually capitalist democracy. Iconic landmarks such as the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate witnessed the end of Europes old order, and the emergence of one of the most brutal regimes in history, followed by total devastation and physical division.

    A city divided unlike any other, Berlin still bears the scars of both conflict and reconstruction. The Berlin Wall is even now being restored, and it is possible to visit museums demonstrating the brutality of a regime in power as recently as 1989.

    For students of twentieth century history, a visit to Berlin is a must.

    Themes:

    Wilhelmine Germany

    The impact of the Great War and Versailles

    The Weimar Republic

    The Rise of National Socialism

    Life under the Nazi Regime Repression, prejudice and persecution

    Coercion and Propaganda in Nazi Germany

    Nazi economic policy; The Nazi dictatorship

    The Holocaust

    The fall of Hitlers Germany

    Aftermath of WWII and Origins of the Cold War

    Crises during the Cold War

    Life in the GDR

    The collapse of Communism

    Options: Fully guided

    4-Day Munich, Nuremberg and Berlin by air from 378

    Day 1: Munich Day 2: Nuremberg Day 3: Berlin Day 4: Berlin Options: Fully guided

    1-day Berlin by air from 48*

    2-day Berlin by air from 239

    3-day Berlin by air from 299

    4-day Berlin by coach from 289

    *excluding flights

    All itineraries are bespoke, and will be tailored to your needs. Focus can be on the Wilhelmine or Weimar periods, the Rise of the Nazis, Life in Nazi Germany, or the Cold War period, or any combination of these.

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    This was the best of the 4 Berlin / Krakow trips. I loved it, as did all of the students, every minute

    Thomas Telford School

    One Day tour to Berlin

    Fully guided focusing on either The Rise of the Nazis or The Cold War. Prices start from 48.00 per student (excluding flights). Call us for more information.

  • Other optionsStudy materials available

    PragueThe beautiful city of Prague offers the perfect blend of history, culture, architecture and fun. Epitomising the charm of central Europe, Prague combines a highly popular tourist destination with the scene of some of the most important events of modern history.

    For students studying the religious and political turmoil of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, or the impact of National Socialism and Communism in the twentieth, we are able to design a programme to meet their needs. From the Defenestration of Prague to the Velvet Revolution, this magical city has witnessed history in the making.

    ANGLIA is also able to produce a bespoke itinerary combining a visit to Prague along with another of our central European destinations, such as Munich, Berlin or Krakow. We would be happy to discuss your requirements - please give us a call!

    Themes:

    From Tsardom to Communism Russia 1855-1939

    Stalins dictatorship

    The origins of the Cold War

    Cold War crises

    Why did the Cold War end?

    The collapse of Communism

    Options: Fully guided

    4-Day St Petersburg by air from 795

    Day 1: Travel to St PetersburgDay 2: City tour including

    entrance to the St Isaacs Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Peter and Paul Fortress

    Day 3: Hermitage Museum, Cathedral of Spilled Blood, Nevsky Prospect

    Day 4: Travel to UK

    6-Day Moscow and St Petersburg by air from 1099

    Day 1: Travel to Moscow Day 2: MoscowDay 3: Moscow; overnight trainDay 4: St PetersburgDay 5: St Petersburg Day 6: Travel to UK

    9To discuss your tour requirements give us a call on T: 01245 231991 or email E: [email protected]

    Russia and the USSRWhether your students are studying the excesses of the Tsars, the tumultuous events of the Revolutions of 1905 and 1917 or the tyranny of Stalin, an ANGLIA tour to Russia will allow your students to experience the glory that is St Petersburg and in Moscow to see where Russias Soviet past collides with its capitalist future.

    Options: Fully guided

    3-Day Prague by air from XX

    Day 1: City Tour - Old Town, Charles Bridge, Jewish Quarter, Museum of Communism, Wenceslas Square

    Day 2: Heydrichs assassination, Terezin, Lidice

    Day 3: Petrin Hill, Prague Castle & Cathedral

    4-day option also available - POA

    Themes:

    The Rise of National Socialism

    Life under the Nazi Regime

    The origins of the Cold War

    Life under Communism

    Cold War crises

    The Velvet Revolution

    Why did the Cold War end?

    The collapse of Communism

    The USAFor schools studying the history, politics or literature of the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries, ANGLIA is able to arrange a selection of tours for your students.

    Although aspects of our 6-day USA tours may be unguided, ANGLIA is able to provide a Tour Manager to accompany you at additional cost.Please contact us for further details.

    Themes:

    The Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald

    US politics

    The American Civil War

    Options:

    New York4-Day by air POA

    Washington DC4-Days by air POA

    Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania6-Days by air POA

    The girls were fascinated by the trip. Thank you for giving them such a memorable experience

    Southend High School

  • Britain at War The British experience of warfare has helped shape the nation and society we have become. Although rarely invaded or occupied, Britain has a rich military tradition going back centuries.

    From the Battle of Hastings, through Agincourt, Waterloo, the killing fields of the Great War and the beaches of Dunkirk and Normandy, to the deserts of Iraq and Afghanistan, these conflicts have contributed to social changes which many now take for granted.

    For schools studying GCSE or A level components examining the experience of Britain at War, or the Development of Warfare over time, ANGLIA is pleased to offer a range of hallmark tours, including the fully-guided battlefield tours on which our reputation was built.

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  • Specifications/topics supported by these tours:

    NC KS3C20th world

    GCSE:AQA B> Britain at War - controlled

    assessments

    Edexcel A> War and the Transformation of

    British Society 1903-1928 Key Topic 2 The part played by

    the British on the Western Front> War and the Transformation of

    British Society 1931-1951> The Impact of War on Britain

    Edexcel B(SHP)> Unit 1, Option 1C The

    Changing Nature of Warfare

    New A Level topics:AQA Unit 1> France in Revolution,

    1774-1815

    OCR A, Option B> Napoleon, France and

    Revolution, 1795-1815

    Edexcel Unit 2C1> The Experience of Warfare in

    Britain, 1854-1929

    The Great WarStudy materials available

    The Great WarAlmost a century after it ended the Great War continues to cast a shadow on British society. As the market-leader in fully-guided schools tours to the battlefields of the Western Front, ANGLIA is able to provide you and your students with a range of tours, designed to meet your particular needs, whatever your level or curriculum.

    Whether you are looking for a tour for Year 8 or 9 students exploring the reality of life in the trenches, GCSE students studying the role of the British army on the Western Front, or A/S students examining the development of warfare during the Great War, ANGLIA will be able to create the perfect itinerary for you.

    Themes:

    Causes of the Great War

    The Western Front

    The actualities of war the experience of soldiers on the Western Front

    Kitcheners Army the Pals Battalions

    The relationship between Officers and men

    The development of warfare tactics and technology in the Great War

    The role of the Generals, in particular the Haig Debate

    The impact of the Great War

    There are a range of options for our Great War tours of which the following are only a small selection.

    The Somme Defeat to VictoryThe traditional view of the Somme is one of unmitigated disaster, horrendous casualties and a failure to adapt. However this view is not wholly borne out by the events of that summer 95 years ago. By following the British Army beyond 1st July through the subsequent weeks and months, students will see how it developed into an army equipped to win the war.

    11To discuss your tour requirements give us a call on T: 01245 231991 or email E: [email protected]

    The whole day was, as always, a success from start to finish. The staff have been raving about it, the pupils waxing lyrical about this that and the other and at least two entire A level projects are now going to be WW1 based, 2 extended projects have been born and goodness knows what else

    Salesian School

    Options: Fully guided

    1-Day Somme or Ypres from 66

    2-Day Somme and Ypres from 159

    Day 1: Somme Day 2: Ypres

    3-Day Somme and Ypres from 229

    Day 1: YpresDay 2: Somme Day 3: Ypres

    Options: Fully guided

    2 or 3 day tour

    Day 1: 1st July the Battle of Albert

    Day 2: Bazentin Ridge the night attack; Delville Wood; Pozieres the use of tanks

    I have just been away with your tours to France and Belgium. After three gripping days with your three guides I came home fully saturated with a lot of knowledge... It directly appealed to me because of the way that it delved so much deeper than the National Curriculum has ever gone... taught me lots of new and interesting facts and stories that many of the soldiers had experienced at the time

    Student of Sharnbrook Upper School

  • No Mans LandANGLIA remains the only operator able to offer the unique hands-on No Mans Land experience. Adding this to your Great War itinerary will mean your students attend a night-time briefing on the role of a sentry and the purpose of a trench raid. Entering a simulated trench system they will be asked to identify each sound in turn before deciding whether the movements they hear are a friendly patrol coming home or the enemy about to attack.

    NEW Christmas Truce During more than 4 years of bitter fighting one event stood out as a beacon of humanity, the Christmas Truce of 1914, when amidst the carnage, for the first time, the fighting actually stopped. In 2011 ANGLIA is pleased to be able to mark this event with a unique programme, centring on a re-enactment of the Truce with actors in period uniforms adopting the personae of men who witnessed this remarkable event. Not only does this allow your students to discover the realities of life in the trenches for themselves but by giving them the opportunity to talk and question eye-witnesses they can gain an understanding what it would have been like for the men who were there.

    Supported by a Christmas Truce resource pack.

    Show & Tell SessionsANGLIA is able not only to offer high quality guided tours but can also give your students a unique hands-on experience.

    What better way is there to get inside the mind of Tommy Atkins than by walking the same ground wearing his boots, tin hat, tunic & webbing and carrying a Lee Enfield Rifle. Developing the very successful Show & Tell sessions we ran as part of our 2009 Christmas Truce tour, ANGLIA is pleased to be able to offer student groups touring with us to the Somme and Ypres, the opportunity to handle authentic Great War equipment. This engaging session led by your ANGLIA guide will include both a short Brief on the equipment on display as well as the chance for one lucky volunteer to don full kit - which makes a perfect photo opportunity.

    Living History visitsWhilst a guided tour to the battlefields of France & Flanders remains the best way for many students to begin to understand the scale and impact of the conflict, for those looking for an another means to bring the realities of trench warfare to life for younger students, ANGLIA is able to offer an excellent alternative. After all what could be better than having Tommy Atkins visit your students at school?

    Wearing fully authentic period uniform and carrying Great War weaponry and equipment, an ANGLIA guide will talk to your students from the perspective of a British Tommy from the First World War. Each session is designed to cover exactly the themes you are looking at in class and provides your students not only with the chance to ask questions at first hand but also to handle some of the equipment.

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    Options: Fully guided

    3-Day Somme and Ypres from 233

    Day 1: The Outbreak of War; First and Second Battles of Ypres 1914/15

    Day 2: Battle of the Somme 1916Day 3: Battle of Messines,

    Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) 1917, Ludendorff Offensive 1918

    Excellent detailed knowledge of subject area had students enthralled throughout

    Thetford Academy

    Other options Study materials available

    Edexcel Option 3AKey topic 2For many British students of modern history the part played by the BEF in France and Flanders defines the Great War.

    For students taking this Edexcel option ANGLIA is pleased to offer a tour which is designed specifically to amplify the key content of this course. It focuses on the BEF from its deployment to continental Europe in August 1914, through the stalemate and costly battles of 1916 and 1917, to the last hundred days and the advance to victory.

  • The Second World WarStudy materials available

    No single conflict has affected so many people over such a wide area as the war that engulfed the world from 1939. The Second World War truly is the defining act of the Twentieth Century. A clash of extreme doctrines, of dictatorships and democracies that resulted in over 50 million killed and countless millions left homeless. A conflict during which the world awoke to the reality of warfare in a technological age and learned a new vocabulary: Blitzkrieg, Total War, Holocaust and Human Rights.

    Themes:

    Hitlers Foreign Policy

    The Origins of World War II

    Britain at War

    The impact of war and transformation of British society

    The development of warfare tactics and technology in the Second World War

    Other optionsOccupied FranceApart from the Ardennes the two most northern departments of France, Nord and the Pas-de-Calais, are the only ones to have been occupied by German troops twice in the Twentieth Century. ANGLIA is able to offer a tour which brings into sharp focus the struggle to survive during a period when finding food and keeping warm became an obsession. It considers the temptations of collaboration and the fate of those who sought to resist the Nazi regime.

    Operation Market Garden ArnhemIn the summer of 1944 Allied High Command gave its approval to an ambitious plan to secure a bridgehead across the last natural barrier to Germany the Lower Rhine. To airborne troops was given the responsibility of securing the bridges over the canals and rivers on the Eindhoven-Arnhem road, along which the British 2nd Army would then advance. Although this operation, to be known as Market Garden, would see numerous incidences of personal heroism it would not deliver the breakthrough sought and would result in over 1,200 British soldiers losing their lives.

    13To discuss your tour requirements give us a call on T: 01245 231991 or email E: [email protected]

    *Brittany Ferries option Portsmouth/Caen is subject to availability. Price on application.

    Options: Fully guided

    3-Day Normandy from 220

    Day 1: Travel to Normandy and Pegasus Bridge via Eurotunnel Dover/Calais*

    Day 2: The American Sector: St Mere-Eglise, UTAH and OMAHA

    Day 3: The British and Canadian Sectors: GOLD, SWORD, JUNO

    2-Day Dunkirk and Fall of France from 149

    Day 1: Retreat Day 2: Evacuation

    NormandyD-Day June 6th 1944The largest and most ambitious military operation ever staged, the Normandy Landings of June 1944 paved the way for the Allies eventual victory in the Second World War.

    Our D-Day tours are tailor-made to suit your curriculum needs and your location in the UK.

    We can combine visits to the sites of the British and American airborne landings, and the beach landings along the coast, combining museum visits with stands delivered by our team of expert guides.

    The Home FrontBritain & the BlitzWhy not combine one of our London Walking Tours, run in conjunction with Square Route Walks, and a visit to the Imperial War Museum? Come and see the site of the first bomb to hit the City and learn about the Spirit of the Londoner, collateral damage to many fine buildings and those lost forever, Churchills Angels with grimy faces, the Thames as an enemy navigation aid, Messerschmitts in the street, Royalty under attack and the Queen Mother amongst the rubble. Alternatively we can arange visits to the Cabinet War Rooms, the National Army Museum, Bletchley Park or the Dover White Cliffs Experience.

    Options: Fully guided

    2-day Dunkirk & Occupied France by coach from 149

    Day 1: Retreat to Dunkirk & evacuation

    Day 2: Life in occupied France

    3-day Arnhem by coach from 264

    Day 1: Hells HighwayDay 2: US Airborne, NijmegenDay 3: British Airborne,

    Oosterbeek

    Excellent admin. Staff at the end of the phone always very helpful. All four guides were of an excellent standard. The girls learned an incredible amount

    Guildford High School

    Highly efficient administration

    Absolutely first rate

    Stephen Perse Girls School

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    Guides Exellent as ever

    St Olaves & St Saviours

    The trip the best we have done so far - so I was really pleased

    Putney High School

    Options: Fully guided

    NEW 3-day tour by coach from XXX

    Day 1: AgincourtDay 2: WaterlooDay 3: Ypres

    Development of WarfareStudy materials available

    Following the introduction of new specifications for GCSE and post-16 courses over the last two years, ANGLIA is delighted to extend its range of tours designed to examine the changing nature of warfare across different periods of time.

    Through its team of hand-picked expert guides, ANGLIA is able to create combination tours, designed specifically to meet your requirements. From Roman warfare right up to the First Gulf War, we have guides who can bring to life the developments in weaponry, army organisation and training, communication, medical provision, strategy, tactics and combat.

    Whether your students are following the new AQA controlled assessments at GCSE, the SHP unit on the Changing Nature of Warfare, or the A/S unit on the Experience of Warfare in Britain, 1854-1929, ANGLIA has the expertise to deliver a thought-provoking and comparative tour.

    The following tours are merely illustrations of what we can offer: if you cannot see what you need, please give us a call!

    From Longbows to Lasers3 days, Agincourt, Waterloo & Ypres

    Examining the British experience of warfare from the medieval period to the modern day, this tour begins by exploring the firepower of Henry Vs army at Agincourt, and the tactics they employed. Moving on to Waterloo, the tour then looks at the development of the grand armies of the Napoleonic age, considering the use of artillery and siege technology, and their impact on strategy and tactics. We then continue to Flanders and study the nature of Trench Warfare on the Western Front, and the new technologies and tactic that were developed to break the stalemate. Your guides will finish by comparing these themes with the computerised and high-tech warfare of the late twentieth century.

    Crimea, Boer and First World War, 1854-1929 2 days, Ypres & the Somme

    With trips to the Ukraine and South Africa beyond the means of most schools, ANGLIA is delighted to offer a short tour to the Western Front, incorporating comparative theory sessions focussing on these periods for students following Edexcel option C1 at A/S.

    The tour itself will focus on the British experience on the Western Front, including the nature of trench warfare, medical developments, recruitment, morale and discipline and the effectiveness of strategy and tactics. Your expert guides will make comparisons between these themes and the corresponding developments during the Crimean and Second Boer Wars.

    It is possible to arrange for seminars and workshops to be held during the evening at your accommodation - we would be happy to liaise with you from an early point to plan these activities.

    From Stalemate to Blitzkrieg 2 Days, Ypres & Dunkirk

    Beginning with an examination of the nature of trench warfare on the Western Front, this 2-day tour looks at how the nature of warfare changed during the latter part of the Great War. From that point we head back to Dunkirk, following the route of the German Army in 1940, and consider how the roots of Lightning War lay in the final months of World War One.

    Options: Fully guided

    NEW 2-day tour by coach from XXX

    Day 1: Ypres Evening workshop if

    requiredDay 2: The Somme

    Options: Fully guided

    NEW 2-day Development of Warfare by coach from XXX

    Day 1: Ypres: Trench Warfare on the Western Front

    Day 2: Blitzkrieg: the Road to Dunkirk

    Themes:

    Development of Firepower - from the longbow to computerised weapons

    The organisation and development of medical care

    Changes in recruitment

    Changes in Infantry tactics

    Development of military communication

    The nature of Trench Warfare

    Breaking the Stalemate

    Blitzkrieg and mobile warfare

    Combined Operations

  • For schools wishing to focus more on the Great War, it is possible to spend a day on the Somme, rather than following the 1940 campaign to Dunkirk. Please contact us for further details.

    Combined ToursFor schools studying a wider period of history, it is possible to combine either element of this tour with visits to Crecy, Agincourt, Waterloo or the Somme. Please ask any of ourdesk officers for details.

    Napoleonic Wars WaterlooThe Battle of Waterloo was a turning point in modern European history and one of the largest land battles ever fought on European soil. For the first time the Emperor Napoleon cast his military brilliance directly against the tactical skill and determination of the Duke of Wellington. The result was stunning. In a single afternoon Imperial Frances aspirations for European domination were dashed, leaving around 40,000 casualties on a field barely a mile across and three miles wide.

    Given its location twelve miles south of Brussels, it is possible to visit the battlefield of Waterloo comfortably in two days from the UK. It is also possible to extend the tour to cover other sites connected with the Waterloo campaign Quatre Bras, Ligny and Wavre or to combine the tour with a visit to Paris to explore the themes of Napoleonic France.

    15To discuss your tour requirements give us a call on T: 01245 231991 or email E: [email protected]

    Brilliant - could not have been better

    Beneden School

    Options: Fully guided

    2-Day Battle of Waterloo by coach from 174

    Day 1: Travel from UK; Quatre Bras; Napoleons position

    Day 2: Mont St Jean and Wellingtons position; Hougoumont and

    3-day Napoleonic tour by coach from 263

    Day 1: Travel from UK; Paris options include: Les Invalides, La Conciergerie, Place de la Concorde, Tuilleries, the Louvre, Notre Dame

    Day 2: Continue tour of Paris; transfer to Brussels; Quatre Bras

    Day 3: Battle of Waterloo; return to the UK

    Specifications/topics supported by these tours:

    GCSE:AQA B> Britain at War - controlled

    assessments

    Edexcel A> War and the Transformation

    of British Society 1903-1928 Key Topic 2 The part played by

    the British on the Western Front

    Edexcel B(SHP)> Unit 1, Option 1C The

    Changing Nature of Warfare

    New A Level topics:Edexcel Unit 2C1> The Experience of Warfare in

    Britain, 1854-1929

    Options: Fully guided

    4-day tour by coach from XXX

    Day 1: Ypres Day 2: DunkirkDay 3: NormandyDay 4: Normandy

    Options: Fully guided

    4-day tour by coach from XXX

    Day 1: Ypres Day 2: The SommeDay 3: NormandyDay 4: Normandy

    Britain at War, 1914-1945 4 days Ypres, Dunkirk , Normandy

    Examining the role of Britain in two world wars, these tours go beyond the inception of Blitzkrieg and the evacuation from Dunkirk to examine the latter stages of the Second World War. In particular we focus on the planning and execution of the most ambitious combined operation in the history of warfare, Operation Overlord, the Allied Invasion of Europe in 1944, and see how this developed from the experiences of 1940.

    I think the strength of ABT is the personal touch - I always feel that the company are genuinely interested in us and that friendly touch is very important. I feel that I know and like many of the office staff even though we have never met. I am being flooded with brochures from companies who offer much cheaper deals but I can not believe that they can provide such an excellent service

    Fearnhill School

  • Morality, Race and Persecution The twentieth century witnessed some of the darkest events in human history. Whilst discrimination and persecution have existed as long as people have walked the planet, the rapid growth of industrial power and technology allowed those in a position to abuse power to do so in previously unimaginable ways.

    Parallel to this, developments in communication and media meant that for the first time mass populations were able to witness the effects of war and tyranny, whilst individuals found themselves facing the greatest challenges to their morality and code of ethics. The ultimate triumph of the twentieth century was that of morality over evil, of the collective good over the whims of an evil minority.

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  • Auschwitz and KrakowAs part of this process ANGLIA is committed to taking students to the scene of the worst of these atrocities, the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Also,exploring the beautiful medieval city of Krakow and following the trail of the enigmatic Oscar Schindler, this tour allows students to develop their understanding of this difficultsubject by visiting the sites for themselves.

    NEW Anglia is delighted to offer groups travelling with us to Krakow the chance to meet and talk with a Holocaust Survivor or recipient of the Righteous Among the Nations award. Providing as it does a unique opportunity to engage with an individual who experienced the Nazi regime of Terror at first hand, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

    Majdanek and Belzec Whilst for many the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex where some 1.1 million people were murdered is the epitome of a Nazi death camp, the fact is that less than 20% of the victims of the Holocaust were killed there.

    On 1st November 1941 as part of Aktion Reinhard, the name given for the extermination of the Jews living in the Generalgouvernement, work began on camps at Belzec, Treblinka and Sobibor. Unlike Auschwitz-Birkenau there would be no selection process. The sole purpose of these camps was mass execution.

    For those who want to widen their understanding of the Holocaust, ANGLIA is able to offer a fully guided 2 or 3 day programme which includes tours of the memorial sites at both Belzec and Majdanek, as well as visits to the beautiful town of Zamosc and Lublin, site of the Aktion Reinhard headquarters.

    Themes:

    The development of Nazi racial policy

    Life under the Nazi Regime - Repression, prejudice and persecution

    Life in the Krakow Ghetto

    The Concentration Camp system

    Oscar Schindler Righteous Amongst the Nations

    Auschwitz-Birkenau Factory of Death

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    Specifications/topics supported by these tours:

    History: OCR A > Germany 1919-1945

    AQA B> Hitlers Foreign Policy and the

    Origins of WWII

    Citizenship: KS3 & KS4 > Democracy and Justice

    AQA Unit 1 Citizenship StudiesAS & A2 > Identity, Rights and

    Responsibilities

    The HolocaustStudy materials available

    Words cannot adequately describe the enormity or the horror that befell the Jewish population of Europe at the hands of the Nazi regime. Although the world now knows the scale of this crime, the decades since have been spent trying to understand how the systematic extermination of a people could be conceived, planned and carried out with such ruthlessness.

    A chance to meet those who witnesses history in the making. Meet with a Holocaust Survivor or recipient of the Righteous Among the Nations award.

    Options: Fully guided

    2-day Belzec & Majdanek by air from 215

    Day 1: Belzec Day 2: Majdanek

    Options: Fully guided

    3-day Belzec Majdanek & Lublin by air from 299

    Day 1: Belzec & ZamoscDay 2: MajdanekDay 3: Lublin

    Combined Tours

    Whilst a visit to any one of the sites associated with the Holocaust will allow students to develop their appreciation of the subject, ANGLIA is able to offer tours which combine more than one of these sites. If you are interested in linking visits to Krakow (Auschwitz-Birkenau & Plaszow), Lublin (Belzec & Majdanek) or Warsaw (Treblinka & Sobibor) please contact us for further details.

    A brilliant guide with outstanding knowledge

    St Martins School

    Options: Fully guided

    2-Day Auschwitz Krakow by air from 239*

    Day 1: Kazimierz; Schindlers List trail

    Day 2: Auschwitz Birkenau

    3-Day Auschwitz and Krakow by air from 320

  • Anne Frank Such is the scale of loss experienced during the Holocaust that it is almost impossible for most of us to fully comprehend its magnitude. And yet, amidst the 11 million people who died in the Ghettos and Camps set up across Europe by the Nazi regime, it is possible to personalise the suffering and to walk in the footsteps of one who experienced this at first hand. The diary of Anne Frank is still amongst the most widely read publication and continues to prove a real inspiration for many. This tour is designed to follow her journey from hiding in Amsterdam, through her transportation to Auschwitz and then eventually to Bergen-Belsen where she was murdered.

    Themes:

    Life under the Nazi Regime Repression, prejudice and persecution

    The development of Nazi racial policy

    The Concentration Camp system

    Oscar Schindler Righteous Amongst the Nations

    Auschwitz-Birkenau The Factory of Death

    The Death Marches

    The Just War Faith under FireThis tour focuses on the non-combatants who served in the Great War with courage and distinction, and looks at the moral and ethical aspects of war that are often neglected. How did these non-combatants grapple with matters of faith and conscience amidst the horrors of war?

    On this Ypres-based tour we focus in depth on the hardships, dilemmas and daily challenges faced by the Padres who were deployed in support of troops on the Western Front, and link them and their role with recent conflicts, including Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Themes:

    Multi-faith Army then and now

    The Just War theory

    Courage and faith

    Defeat and Revenge

    Role of Padres in war then and now

    Executions in WWI and Conscientious Objectors

    Talbot House respite

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    Cross-curricular toursHistory and CitizenshipThe link between history and citizenship training is an obvious one and in this section we feel that the study of morality, race and persecution, especially in recent times makes a visit to Auschwitz/Birkenau of huge importance. Students need to fully understand that the lessons from the formula; PREJUDICE = DISCRIMINATION = PERSECUTION = EXTERMINATION teaches us as Edmund Burke said that evil will triumph if good men do nothing.

    History and Religious StudiesStudents studying the Holocaust can explore the reasons behind the inhumanity of mankind as well as the historically documented facts. Themes such as the Just War and multi-faith ethics as well as human moral courage in the face of adversity can be explored. Groups can compare the concept of the use of force between nations with the Christian and other faiths principles of peace, love and reconciliation.

    History and LiteratureThe literature that came out of the Holocaust is a testament to those that endured and survived as well as to those who perished in their millions. As with our WW1 poetry and literature tours, to get students to stand where these events took place in the footsteps of the writers is beyond compare and will enhance and underpin their studies and take them into another, distinctive dimension.

    History and Photography and Media StudiesThe Holocaust did not happen overnight; it was a process that took several years. The part played by the media and photography in this process is pivotal. Propaganda, photographic manipulation and disinformation are areas that can be explored along with broadcasting generally as a tool of propaganda and how it helped the Nazi cause by dehumanising an entire people. Auschwitz/Birkenau contains moving examples of this photographic and media manipulation.

    The tour guides, as always, really brought the experience alive for the students, engaging them thoroughly and showing genuine personal interest

    The Castle School

    Options: Fully guided

    6-Day by coach POA

    Day 1: Amsterdam; Anne Franks house

    Day 2: Bergen BelsenDay 3: Travel to Krakow;

    Kazimierz; Schindlers List trail

    Day 4: Auschwitz-BirkenauDay 5&6: Travel

    Options: Fully guided

    Faith under Fire 1-day by coach from 69.50

    Faith under Fire 2-day by coach from 165

  • Development of warfareTeachers familiarisation visit 23rd April 2011

    From stalemate to BlitzkriegThe chance to examine the changing nature of warfare from the trenches of the Ypres Salient though the Lightening War of 1940 to the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk and beyond.

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  • Medieval EuropeFor four hundred years English and French history were inextricably linked. With a Norman duke on the English throne, and his descendents determined to pursue their claims to French territory, the two nations were rarely peaceful neighbours.

    These tours allow students to stand in the footsteps of kings and princes, visiting the locations that shaped the future Conqueror and to which his descendents travelled to press their claims.

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  • Specifications/topics supported by these tours:

    KS3> Medieval Realms

    The Normans; War, Revolt and Rebellion; Church and State; The Hundred Years War.

    > the Normans, the 100 Years War

    AQA Unit 2

    > Conqueror and Conquest Normandy

    Edexcel Unit 1 > Anglo-French Rivalry,

    1413-1453

    These tours are suitable for schools studying Medieval European history, at Key Stage 3, GCSE or A level.

    The Norman Conquest Central to any study of the causes, events and effects of the Norman Conquest of England is an understanding of who the Normans were: where they came from and what motivated them. This tour examines the Conquest from an unusual perspective that of William and his followers. Based around Williams hometown of Caen, the tour will visit sites such as his birthplace at Falaise Castle, the world-famous Bayeux Tapestry, and the Abbey Des Hommes, where William was eventually buried.Through visiting these sites your guide will be able to cover some of the key themes of the Medieval Realms topic: War, Revolt and Rebellion, Church and State and, of course, the Norman Conquest itself. As always, individual itineraries will be tailored to your needs. If you wish to make this a cross-curricular tour, it is possible to combine it with visits to other locations, such as Mont St Michel, the D-Day landing beaches, and cultural sites such as a cider farm or cheese factory. A Normandy tour is a perfect option for combining with the Modern Languages Department to enhance students understanding of French language and culture. This tour could be combined with ANGLIAs Battle of Hastings day visit to provide a comprehensive study of the Conquest please contact us for details.

    The Hundred Years War Agincourt and CrcyThis two-day tour takes students to two of the most famous battlefields in English history Agincourt and Crcy.

    Students will have the opportunity to stand where Edward III, the Black Prince and Henry V stood;to walk the battlefields in the company of an expert guide; and to learn about the leadership and tactics of Edward and Henry, thetriumph of the long bow and the fatal errors made by the French.It may be possible to extend the tour to include a visit to the beautifulmedieval town of Rouen, an English town during the 100 Years War and site of the execution of Joan of Arc. We can also cover the siege of Calais. As always, it is possible to combinethis tour with visits to otherhistorical or cultural sites in the Pas-de-Calais region if you wish to run this as a cross-curricular tour.

    Themes:

    William of Normandy his background

    Causes of the crisis of 1066

    The invasion of England

    100 Years War

    21To discuss your tour requirements give us a call on T: 01245 231991 or email E: [email protected]

    Options: Fully guided

    4 day Normandy, Bayeux and Caen by coach from 259

    Day 1: Travel to Normandy Visit Rouen route

    Day 2: Bayeux Tapestry Falaise Castle

    Day 3: Caen Abbey and CastleDay 4: Optional visits

    Return to the UK

    2 day Agincourt and Crecy by coach from 159

    Day 1: AgincourtDay 2: Crcy Siege of Calais

    It was a fantastic trip - everyone thoroughly enjoyed it

    Gaynes Language Academy

  • UK based tours In addition to our overseas tours, ANGLIA is able to arrange one-day and residential tours within the UK.

    From the Norman Conquest to the Home Front, combining guided tours, museum visits and living history events, most of these visits are based in central London. For schools further away we are happy to arrange a selection of tours across the UK.

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  • Themes:

    Why was religion so important in the medieval period, what were pilgrimages and how did monks live?

    How did Church and State coexist in the middle ages?

    Themes:

    The background to the battle and the battle itself as it unfolded, told on the very ground on which it took place

    The reasons for the Norman victory, the truth about Harolds death and the legacy of the Norman Conquest

    What was the purpose of the Norman castle building programme, what factors determined their location and the materials that were used, and how did these affect their design?

    What methods were used to both attack and defend these castles?

    The Battle of Hastings and the Norman ConquestIf there is one date in English history that everyone knows, it is 1066. In the space of just two weeks three major battles were fought that were to decide the fate of England.

    On 14th October, on Senlac Hill at what is now Battle in Sussex, a battle took place for an incredible prize: the throne of England. By dusk that night hundreds of men lay dead, strewn across the hillside, among them the king of England. His Saxon followers were defeated, dispersed and in disarray, and the Norman victors were able to begin a programme of conquest that would soon see England under the yoke of an oppressive foreign aristocracy.

    Visiting Battle Abbey and the battlefield, plus either Pevensey or Bodiam Castle, this tour will cover the following topics:

    Medieval EnglandRochester is the perfect setting for a cross-curricular tour combining elements of history, literature, architecture and art. In particular it provides an excellent opportunity to study two of the key themes of the medieval period Revolt and Rebellion and Church and State. Visiting the castles fabulous Norman keep and the neighbouring cathedral your expert guide will cover topics including:

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    These tours are suitable for schools studying:

    NC: KS3 / GCSE: AQA A / OCR A Edexcel B> Medicine through Time

    A level: AQA Unit 2 > Conqueror and Conquest

    OCR A> From Anglo-Saxon England to

    Norman England, 1035-1087

    > The Normans in England 1066-1100

    OCR B> The Debate over the Impact

    of the Norman Conquest 1 066-1216

    Edexcel Unit 1> The Norman Conquest and its

    Impact on England 1066-1135

    > The Wars of the Roses in England 1455-1485

    OCR A/S A Unit 2.1 > Lancastrians, Yorkists and

    Tudors 1450-1509

    OCR A/S B, unit 2.1> Lancastrians and Yorkists,

    1437-1485

    Topics included:

    Battle of Hastings and Norman Conquest

    Medieval England

    Medicine Through Time

    The Industrial Revolution

    Jack the Ripper

    The Home Front

    Jane Austen

    To discuss your tour requirements give us a call on T: 01245 231991 or email E: [email protected]

    Options: Fully guided

    1-day Battle of Hastings from 45pp

    Battle Abbey & battlefieldPevensey Castle

    Options: Fully guided

    1-day Medieval Rochester From 45

    AM: Rochester castlePM: Rochester cathedral

    2-day or 3-day MedievalYorkshire from 130

    Options include Norman Conquest, Castle building, Black Death, and Religion please contact us for further details

    The guides were excellent - really informative, interesting and good with the students - really pleased with both of them.

    Brentwood County High School

    The girls were fascinated by the trip. Thank you for giving them such a memorable experience

    Southend High School for Girls

  • Medicine Through TimeCombine a London Walking Tour focusing on the social fabric of the East End with a visit to the Old Operating Theatre or Museum of the Royal London Hospital.

    The Industrial RevolutionVisits can be arranged to the museums of the Ironbridge Gorge, Black Country museum or Quarry Bank Mill, and can be combined for guided residential tours. Please contact us for further details.

    City of London WalksIn conjunction with Square Route Walks, Anglia Battlefield Tours is delighted to offer guided walking tours of the City of London.

    More than almost any city in the world, London offers a rich tapestry of history stretching back centuries, as one of the commercial and political capitals of the world, with a wealth of churches, architecture and stories going back to Roman times.

    Square Route Walks offer a complete range of City walks that are usually up to two hours in duration. It is possible to combine two walks with a lunch stop in between. Schools can choose from the extensive range outlined below, or we can mix and match to meet your specific requirements. In addition you can combine one of our walking tours with a visit to one of Londons many attractions in building a cross-curricular tour.

    All Square Route guides are fully qualified and have passed the rigorous City University Guiding Course. They are highly experienced, and trained to bring the City of Londons history alive in a most fascinating and amusing way.

    These tours can be combined with a visit to another of Londons many attractions, such as the Tower of London, London Dungeon or Imperial War Museum.

    Norman Conquest

    Religion in the City

    Black Death, Plague and Fire

    Rebellion in the City

    Civil War

    Jack the Ripper

    Medicine and Public Health

    The Home Front

    The Home Front 2010 sees the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, and ANGLIA is pleased to mark this landmark occasion by focussing on the heroic efforts of the few. Between July and October 1940 the RAF fought off waves of attacks by the Luftwaffe, despite being heavily outnumbered. Their hard-fought victory saw the postponement of Hitlers Operation Sealion, the planned invasion of Britain, and the fateful switch of focus east to the Soviet Union. For students studying the Second World War, or Britain at War, ANGLIA can combine a visit to the Cabinet War Rooms and the Imperial War Museum with a walking tour of London, visiting sites connected to the Blitz.

    For those interested in Britains wider role in the Second World War, ANGLIA can arrange tours in the UK examining the role of the Royal Navy and the Fleet Air Arm. Visits can include HMS Belfast, Chatham and Portsmouth Historic Dockyards, and the Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton.

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    Excellent guiding, pitched at the right level which meant the students were fully engaged

    The Abbey School

    Guides were fantastic - they know our students and pitched the day perfectly

    Overton Grange School

    Options: Fully guided

    1-day London Home Front from 37

    Cabinet War RoomsImperial War MuseumWalking tour the Blitz

    Options: Fully guided

    1-day Medicine Through Time from 32

    AM: Old Operating Theatre Public Health walking tour

    PM: Museum of the Royal London or Barts

  • Our commitment to you ANGLIAs policy is straightforward you get one inclusive price all year round, which means you can plan your tours to suit your schools requirements.

    We have always aimed to be the best. It is for this reason that we are the Countrys leading specialist in school tours to the battlefields and Central Europe.

    We will offer you the following as standard:

    l Friendly and personal servicel Your own dedicated Tour Coordinator to handle and process all of

    your enquiriesl Expert guides on all of our toursl An initial visit to your school to discuss your tour and the options availablel An evening presentation to all students, their parents and school staff on

    all residential tours (as recommended under DfE guidelines)l Assistance with Risk Assessmentl A robust Safety Management Systeml No hidden extra chargesl All prices quoted are based on 42 paying students with 4 free staff places

    staying in hostel accommodationl Where prices are not given we would be happy to provide a quote specific

    to your tour.l Air Tours - All of our airfares featured in this brochure are a guide only. They

    have been based on the lowest available price at time of going to print. Air prices are subject to change depending upon the time of the year. ANGLIA will be delighted to quote you for your tour based on current airfares pertaining to your proposed date of departure. Although UK transfers are not included in our quotations we are more than happy to include them if required.

    l A 75 Loyalty Bonus for customers who have travelled with us in the previous 2 years*

    l A 2.5% discount on the confirmed tour price where more than 1 tour travels in an academic year*

    * Terms & Conditions apply

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  • We are committed to ensuring that our tours comply with the latest DfE guidelines that relate to Heath and Safety on educational visits. These guidelines state:

    Your LEA or governing body - should advise you to ask tour operators for a copy of their Safety Management System.

    A Safety Management System - should clearly set out how a tour operator manages safety for the component parts of the visit that they will be providing. In particular, all tour operators should be able to show that they have carried out full safety checks on accomodation and transport.

    As a tour operator, we can - provide details of independent checks made by qualified external organizations on our Safety Management System.

    In addition we can state that all ANGLIA guides undergo CRB checks through Essex County Councils Disclosures Unit.

    These guidelines also explain that teachers taking trips abroad have a duty of care to follow the advice of their LEA or governing body and that Head Teachers should ensure that tour operators used by their school have had their credentials and accreditations verified.Our Safety Management System is helping to improve the safety standards on school tours. Our policy of giving a formal evening presentation to students, their parents and teaching staff before each residential tour goes out is a great source of reassurance to both parents and teachers alike. Very few tour operators do this, in spite of the fact that it is a specific recommendation of the DfE guidelines.

    What does our Safety Management System encompass?Coach Operators all coaches we use are subject to regular inspections, not only for their documentation but also for their safety features. Drivers are also checked for their driving experience and evidence of a criminal record.

    Accommodation all the accommodation we use complies with EU and local safety regulations. Local regulations in various Europeans countries do differ. As a result, the Directors have personally visited all the core accommodation units used by Anglia and run a rolling programme of visits by senior guides of all other accommodation.

    Pre tour presentation Prior to any residential tour, a member of ABT staff will come to the school and give an evening presentation to the students, their parents and teaching staff. This presentation gives an overall view of the aims of the tour and more specific details concerning safety, food and accommodation.

    24-hour Emergency Assistance Anglia Tours Ltd is one of the only schools tours operator which, as a matter of course, puts guides on all of its tours. In an emergency they are the first point of contact. They are supported, in turn, by a Duty Officer, available 24 hours a day on a mobile number issued to the lead teacher by their guide. In the unlikely event of a major emergency an incident room would be set up at the ABT offices and manned to give fast, efficient and coordinated responses.

    Our Safety Management System is tried, tested and robust. It has been externally verified by a suitably qualified independent Health and Safety professional and will continue to be verified on an annual basis.

    Acknowledgements:Anglia would like to thank all the schools and individuals that have given permission for quotations and photographs to be used in this brochure, with special thanks to:

    Barclay SchoolBenenden SchoolBishops Hatfield SchoolBishop Heber SchoolBorden Grammar SchoolCastle SchoolCity of London School for GirlsColchester Royal Grammar SchoolJoeley Bishop, The Sixth Form College, ColchesterJan Lindsay, Fearnhill SchoolGaynes Language CollegeGuildford High SchoolHelena Romanes SchoolImperial War MuseumAndy JohnsonKing Edward VI Grammar School, ChelmsfordDickie KnightMatthew Christmas, Lady Eleanor Holles SchoolLeighton Park SchoolLiverpool UOTCLondon Oratory SchoolLord Wandsworth CollegeNormandy Tourist Board / Palais BndictineThe Princess of Waless Royal RegimentPutney High SchoolQueensgate SchoolSt Martins SchoolSt Olaves and St Saviours Grammar SchoolSalesian SchoolTim SaundersSharnbrook Upper SchoolThe Sixth Form College, ColchesterThe Stephen Perse Girls SchoolThomas Telford SchoolWellington CollegeKim and Barry WorbeyAll other images are the property ofIan Coyne and Sean Cripps

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  • Frequently Asked QuestionsWhy choose Anglia?Each of our tours is individually designed, with locations chosen in consultation with you and your team. Once you contact us youll be given an allocated Tour Co-ordinator who will be able to answer any questions you may have and help you organise and book your tour.

    Whats different about a guided tour?The students and teachers who come on our guided tours tell us time and again that its our experienced guides who make the difference. Deeply knowledgeable, full of captivating stories and skilled at connecting with young people, they bring places and events to life in ways that few others can.

    Can I undertake an inspection visit before I travel?Yes you can. We would be pleased to facilitate inspections visits for groups leaders travelling to destinations they have not previously visited so that they can carry out their own Risk Assessment.

    How many free teacher places am I entitled to?Anglia provides 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students on each of our tours. That said we know that some LEAs do require a higher ratio of adults to students and where this is the case we would be happy to arrange this for you.

    Are excursion costs included in my tour price?We will provide you with one all inclusive price based on your specific requirements. However if you want to add any optional extras we will be happy to quote you a price for these too!

    What is a collective passport and how can I get one?A collective or group passport, is an easy and cost-effective way for approved groups of students to make trips to certain European countries. You can download a copy of the application form from the Directgov website or request a copy from the Identity and Passport Service.

    Some members of my group have non-UK passports. Is this a problem?Not at all. Although it is ultimately the responsibility of the school to ensure all those traveling in their group hold the necessary documentation your Tour Co-ordinator will be happy to advise you who to contact.

    Can you provide Risk Assessments?Yes we can. Anglia is committed to ensuring all our tours comply with the latest DfES guidelines that relate to Heath and Safety on educational visits. Our Safety Management System includes Risk Assessments of activities and venues included in many of our tours which we will be pleased to forward to you.

    Is there an emergency contact available at all times in the UK?Yes there is. We are the only schools tours operator which, as a matter of course, puts guides on all of its tours. In an emergency they are the first point of contact. They are supported, in turn by a Duty Officer, available 24 hours a day on a mobile number issued to the lead teacher. In the unlikely event of a major emergency an incident room would be set up at the Anglia offices and manned to give fast, efficient and coordinated responses.

    Are your guides CRB checked?Yes they are. At Anglia we require all our guides to hold valid Disclosure Certificates.

    Can we cater for special needs and disabled passengers?Yes we can. Anglia is committed is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity. We ensure that all who travel with us receive the same excellent service and unique experience.

    Is our money safe with Anglia Tours?Yes it is. Under EU Travel Package regulations all monies are held in a trust account until after your tour has been completed. We also hold an Air Travel Organisers Licence, granted by the Civil Aviation Authority (ATOL 6512) which protects our Air Travel Packages.

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