There are few better ways to open eyes and minds than to travel, and few better places than Paris and Barcelona. These wonderful cities are steeped in rich cultural, historic and architectural heritage. Taking students on an exciting and eye-opening school trip to one or both of them is a great way to encourage an interest in a variety of subjects – particularly music. |
These spectacular locations offer the perfect opportunity to present students with new perspectives and the chance to perform in a brand new place.
One of the most popular destinations for teachers looking to take a group of music students on a school trip is Paris, France. With a wide range of different concert venues, there’s sure to be something suitable for every group’s size and requirements. From breathtaking open-air theatres to charming churches, Paris has plenty to offer for choirs, bands and other music groups.
The city, too, has so much to offer. The chance for students to perform in some of the most iconic venues in Europe and in front of a large audience is simply one too good to miss. The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Disneyland Paris all await a musical school trip to the French capital.
Head to the Louvre Museum for the chance to see the Mona Lisa, take in the stunning Arc de Triomphe and let your group wander in the Luxembourg Gardens.
Barcelona, Spain is a fantastic destination for any musical school trip. It offers an eclectic mix of exciting performance opportunities for you group and a thriving cultural scene. This is a city filled with wonderful opportunities for adventure, learning and eye-opening experiences.
A modern city that is continuously adapting and evolving with the times, Barcelona is very highly-regarded throughout Europe for its trade, tourism, sport and, of course, entertainment and arts. With charming settings primed for vocal and instrumental performances, the city can play host to both indoor and outdoor concerts at well-known venues such as the Poble Espanyol and Basílica Santa Maria del Mar.
To take away all the hassle that comes with organising a musical school trip, it’s always a good idea to be on the lookout for a specialised educational travel tour operator to help organise the trip for you. By doing this, you’ll know that you’re getting the most out of your group’s time in your chosen destination, and that you’re managing to pack in all of the key sights, music and activities.
Whether it’s Paris or Barcelona, an educational excursion to either of these cities won’t be short of cultural and historical interest for the pupils in your group. Plus they’ll be giving performances as unforgettable as the breathtaking concert venues of these two marvellous European cities – what’s not to love?
John Gardiner is the Managing Director of The School Travel Company, a tour operator specialising in school trip itineraries for school and youth groups to the UK, Europe and beyond. As a father and avid traveller, John is very passionate about providing students with valuable and engaging learning experiences outside of the classroom. By sharing his expert advice with teachers, he allows them to inspire their students and bring their studies to life.
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