Providing an ‘on-the-ground’ experience is the perfect way to transform dry historical theory and really engage students.
Whether it is walking in the steps of Australian and New Zealand troops on foreign fields, visiting twentieth century battlefields, discovering the harrowing experiences of concentration camps, investigating cold war activities in Russia or Germany or exploring Vietnam, a history tour will enable students to enjoy unforgettable experiences while uncovering the past.
Europe, the United States, the United Kingdom and Vietnam are fantastic destinations for history tours.
10 New Zealand high school students will win an all-expenses paid trip to Europe for the Battle of Passchendaele Centenary in October 2017!
Encourage your students to use their digital technology talents and submit an application before 2 July 2017 to enter the competition. This opportunity is offered by the Ministry of Education and supported by Student Horizons and the Passchendaele Society.
Student Horizons is thrilled to be organising and facilitating the European tour for the 10 lucky winners!
In February 2014 Student Horizons forged an exciting 4 year partnership with The Passchendaele Society. The Passchendaele Society is an action group working towards better nationwide recognition of the influence which Passchendaele and the Western Front had on the development of New Zealand's nationhood and sense of national identity. The prime objective is to increase community awareness and recognition of the events at Passchendaele and the Western Front related to the Great War of 1914-1918. The sponsorship provided to the Passchendaele Society by Student Horizons will be utilised towards travel costs for youths travelling to Belgium in 2017 for the centenary commemorations of the Battle of Passchendaele. Jamie is proud to have now become a Board Member of the Passchendaele Society responsible for the Younger Generations Portfolio.
||“The recent European Religious Studies Pilgrimage from Waikato Diocesan for Girls, was certainly a highlight for our 19 students and 3 Religious Studies teachers. The aim of the pilgrimage was to find and experience places in Italy and the UK which have held spiritual significance for Christians for at least 1500 years. None of these experiences would have been possible if we had not had the provision and guidance of Student Horizons. We felt very well-looked after in all our travels and certainly enjoyed the company of the Tour guide who accompanied our group. Our tour leader was fun, well-organised and a pleasure to travel alongside... All the organisation that had occurred prior to our leaving was also a solid and dependable foundation on which to build our adventures. I would have no hesitation in recommending Student Horizons as a future travel provider if you are also thinking of planning travel with your school students.”
Tour Leader, Waikato Diocesan School for Girls
European Religious Studies Pilgrimage, October 2015