Visit Westminster Abbey

All school children should visit the Westminster Abbey for educational purposes as the place is full of historical relics that can increase the knowledge of a child multi fold.

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A trip to London must include a tour of the Westminster Abbey. This is the location used for all famous events in the UK related to the royal family. Events such as the  crowning of a new King or Queen of England, royal funerals, weddings etc have taken place at the Westminster Abbey for centuries. The most recent and famous event to take place there was the wedding of Prince William to Catherine.

Westminster Abbey holds the head stones of many historically famous people including Shakespeare, British monarchs and their families, many famous musicians, poets and writers. One can also find the tomb stone of Charles Darwin at the Westminster Abbey.

At the entrance .of the West door is the tomb of an unknown warrior. A soldier who was killed during the first world war and whose name is not known. Other items of interest at the Westminster Abbey are the Bells, the Organ and the Chapter house. The museum has very interesting exhibits.

All school children should visit the Westminster Abbey for educational purposes as the place is full of historical relics that can increase the knowledge of a child multi fold. Contact us at southasiatour25@gmail.com for more information and like us on Facebook.

Why Indians must visit Tower of London

What is so special about the Tower of London that every IndianImage result for Tower of London who goes to London must visit it? Everyone has heard of the famous Kohinoor diamond that was taken by the British during their rein of India.

Every Indian child who is privileged to visit the Tower of London learns more that just history. Visiting this places teaches one about the concepts of life itself. It has a remarkable influence on children.

A sight to behold at the museum in the Tower of London are the crown jewels. The Kohinoor diamond was not the only jewel that was taken from India by the British, there were many others too. Most of these jewels are for display at the Tower of London.

 

The Tower of London was a palace that was later used as a prison and a place of torture. One can see the torture chamber during an internal tour. The Tower of  London also attracts thousands of people every year for its beautiful poppies.

We specially organise tours to London for Indian school students of class 6 and above. Enabling these students to experience the culture, traditions, food and way of life in England as well as take them to places that are educational and historic.

London is one of the most famous cities in the world and for a child to visit in the early years of life gives them a learning advantage.

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Visiting Big Ben

What makes the Big Ben so famous among the thousands of clock towers in world? The story behind the Big Ben is that it has been built with a precision to always show the correct time to the second.

Big Ben is one of the seven wonders in the world and a must see for everyone if you every get the opportunity. For a child vising the Big Ben makes a huge difference in their life.

It gives them a sort of credence. This is something that every parent wants to find in their child. Visiting a site that is world famous makes them feel important and has a positive impact on their character.

The Big Ben is a clock tower located in London. It is a part of the British Parliament and along the river Thames.

British Parliament House and big ben
British Parliament House and Big Ben

What makes the Big Ben so famous among the thousands of clock towers in world? The story behind the Big Ben is that it has been built with a precision to always show the correct time to the second.

However the name Big Ben is not the name of the clock or the tower. It is the name  of the bell that chimes on the hour.

Learning the history and facts about the Big Ben does not compare with being able to actually see it and learn its history. That is the reason we have our School Trip to London. This is a chance for Indian school students to grow their knowledge that will carry them through life.

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Paint the sky a hue of colour

Most children enjoy painting. If you gave a child a paper and asked them to paint the sky…

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Most children enjoy painting. If you gave a child a paper and asked them to paint the sky – I can bet you that you wont get even one paper back that is blue. Most children will make the sky a hue of colour.Marine

As an adult we see this as the child’s lack of having understood the assignment. Have you ever thought of the other side – what goes on in a child’s mind.

We train a child with “the sky is blue” – when in reality we know that it isn’t actually blue but just appears that way to us. Have we even taken note of the other colours in the sky. Rarely.

We under estimate the perception of children and their ability to see those things that we just take for granted. When a child visits a new place they are eager to look around and see things. Have you ever bothered to notice what exactly they are focused on – it certainly is not infrastructure. They see reality the way it is. Travel is s great learning experience for children and its not fair for us to curb them. We never can tell how much a school tour as a young teen will influence their whole life.

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Children who have been given the freedom to create their own images in their mind have a greater advantage over those who have been controlled and told what to think. The ones who will go on to do great things and achieve great success and reach far heights are the ones who have been allowed to grow in all spheres.

I believe that travelling with peers to places like London and South Africa or even Egypt or Thailand will have such a great influence in shaping a child’s future and ability for success in life. We need to give our child small opportunities to spread their wings for short school trips. Most of all they learn to be self reliant and take responsibility for themselves

Praising Children

Over protecting our children from the realities of life is only going to result in a setback when they are old enough to set out on their own.

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Most of the time we are so busy that we forget to praise our children, especially as they get older. We focus on their few shortcoming and overlook their many good characteristics.

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We think we are doing the best for our children but we overlook the things that will really benefit them in the long run. The things that will prepare them for life. The experience that will carry them through many of the challenges.

All the fancy expensive toys and indulging them in unhealthy foods is what many parents think is showing love. Just ponder for a moment: 10 years down the line will it show any benefit in their life.

The one thing that really helps children grow in their awareness and learning is travelling. We underestimate the capacity of learning that our children have. Going on a school trip will teach them experience that will serve them well through life. Over protecting our children from the realities of life is only going to result in a setback when they are old enough to set out on their own. Who are we doing a favor when we say no going on the school excursion? Is it really a matter of cost when we go all length for the toys and electronics??

Grandfather And Granddaughter QuotesWe deny them the opportunity to learn and shelter them from becoming self reliant and allowing them to go out on a school trip by themselves.  Lets get real if our children grow up with fewer expensive gadgets but richer in experience who does it benefit in the long run? Not just your child but it will make you proud too! Lets become proud parents. Let us do things for our children that really make a difference to their lives like appreciate and praise them for their good and thoughtful deeds.

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Why make a travel list?

Children are at that age and stage where life in itself is a learning experience.

The Satisfaction of a List

Does memory have anything to do with making a list?

I always associate making a list with travel. When you travel you want to make sure you have everything you need to take along. Monuments.png

Some folks love to travel, some do it out of compulsion, while there are  yet others who have vowed never to leave their city or town. Children on the other hand love to travel. This goes for all children of all age groups irrespective of their interests.

Children are at that age and stage where life in itself is a learning experience. Unlike most of us adults who are pretty much closed to learning. children thrive on curiosity. They want to know how stuff works and what goes on inside things that makes it work in a particular way. As parents we tend to curb our children by not allowing their curiosity to seek answers.

Travelling is a great opportunity for children to learn. The school book tell them things about the world. Their minds are not yet that developed to be able to imagine what it is like. However if they go to places see. and experience first hand what the  place is like or the monument looks like, it has a very profound effect on them.

Marine.pngSchools organise excursions, most parents are not in favour of their children going. Cost is only a minor excuse, because we do indulge our children with expensive toys and gadgets. Most parents have a mindset against travel. An international school tour has been promoted by the school because as an educational institution they want to ensure that their students have the opportunity for an all round educational development.

If your child’s school is not promoting any school trips you can still contact us and we’ll have your child join our tour group for Indian school students. The positive effect of the school trip will make you feel happy that you made the right decision.

School Trip to London

“…it is every child’s secret dream to visit London someday.”

An opportunity to see London for Indian School Students. We organise  a few trips during the course of the year to London.

Why London?

Right from a toddler stage a child learns about London with the nursery rhyme “London Bridge is falling down”. Even though we may not realise it but most of the nursery rhymes originated in England or Europe. As we grow up it is every child’s secret dream to someday visit London. This is one of the core reasons that we have selected London and its surrounding areas as one of our primary school tour destinations.

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We never know what our children are going to do when they grow up and how successful they will be or what their financial capability will be. Even though every parent imagines that their child will be rich, famous and successful. As parents we do everything we can to ensure that our children grow up well and we strive to give them the best. A school trip to London will give them an added advantage and a boost for life. So when you think about the cost and the affordability of the London trip also think of what a good thing it will be for your child and the positive impact on their future life.

What does the tour include?

We take care of every thing from the moment we take charge of the children. Our tour coordinators play the role of parents and we believe in personalised care. We keep our groups small so that we can give each child more attention. Our standard group size is between 15 to 25 children. The age group we cater to is between 12 years to 19 years. Class 6 onward.

We provide all meals, decent accommodation, travel and sightseeing among other facilities. We make the tours exciting for the children to have fun and enjoy themselves. While we are together we do things as one big family.We also take care to ensure personal hygiene and that the children brush, bath and change into clean clothes. Laundry is not included, however if required we will have it done. While your children are with us we will take care of them as parents.

London Bridge 2.jpgTravelling to London

Our International school trip to London spans 5 days and four nights not including the travel time. We depart from India in the evening and arrive at Heathrow Airport, London in the morning with the whole day ahead of us to start seeing the city. The excitement of just being in London gives everyone a boost of extra energy and the tiredness of travel fades away. Children are more resilient and are able to sleep on the flight. We take a direct flight so as to ensure proper rest during the travel.

Food and Safety

South Asia Tour25 stresses on two factors for all our international school tours for Indian Students and that is on safety and healthy food. We take all the precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our children. The children are divided
into small groups with one of our coordinators in charge. Food is another area that we are strict about. We stress on healthy eating and restrict the children from eating junk. All the children have a full insurance coverage in case of an emergency. We would like to request parents to ensure that your child adopts healthy eating habits a week prior to travel to ensure that they are healthy and well before travel. Minor issues such as cold and cough we will take care of. We always have first aid emergency medication with us at all times. All our group coordinators have basic first aid and medical knowledge.

Our international school tours are not commercial but we take the time to get to know each child and their preferences. We ensure that everyone has fun and participates in the activities

we do. We take plenty of pictures, so parents do not worry if your child does not have a camera. During the trip we are contactable on WhatsApp. Your child does not need to carry a mobile phone or camera.

To know more about us contact us at southasiatour25@gmail.com

Parents if you would like your child to join our tour please contact us or call Olivia at +91-9313030077

Our next tour is planned for 25th December 2016 to 30th December 2016. You need to confirm latest by 15th October 2016. Since we have a limited group size please do not wait till the last moment. For more details please email or call us.

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