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BIRMINGHAM TOURS SCHOOLS EDUCATIONAL BUS TOUR
Chocolate, custard, cars, whistles and bangles to the best in the world for science, medicine, education, sport and art – Birmingham has it all.
NEW FOR 2014
BIRMINGHAM TOURS WORLD WAR ONE HISTORY BUS
Birmingham has a fascinating story to tell with its involvement in the First World War. The tour is aimed at children's interests with fascinating facts, quirky quizes, horrid histories and thought provoking `did you know' elements designed to inspire and enthuse the children. Starting at the iconic Town Hall you will hear about Neville Chamberlain’s rousing inspirational speech and the massive recruiting parade in Victoria Square. On the route we will visit sites to learn about Zeppelins and Armaments; the Quakers and conscientious objectors; War hospitals taking over the University of Birmingham and Highbury Hall; the Hall of Memory built to commemorate the 12,320 Birmingham citizens who died and the 35,000 who were wounded during the War; the massive involvement of the Jewellery Quarter and Cadbury’s; the women’s stories including the 15,000 migrant women working in the factories and the plight of the Belgian Refugees. Come and join us in this very special year which will mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War.
The Big Brum Open Top Bus besides running as a fixed date sightseeing tour on a seasonal basis is available for hire all the year round offering themed educational tours of the city.
The bus tour is the perfect vehicle to inspire your children providing a sound basis for a knowledge of Birmingham. Work can be continued in the class room to develop pride in the city using a `top trump' theme, photos and drawings.
We can provide tours on your own or hired double decker bus if more appropriate at any time - price on application.Tours last approximately one and a half to 2 hours with a professional qualified city guide experienced in working with children. The bus can pick up and drop off at your school and has a capacity of up to 75 people – 40 upstairs and 35 downstairs. In many cases we have started the day with two classes swopping over at half time and then following on with another tour for another two classes. Drawing and photography have been an option at half time in Victoria Square. Tours can be linked in with places of interest in Birmingham such as the BMAG, Back to Back Houses, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, etc., combining transportation with a themed event. Risk assessment available.
Citizenship at Key Stages 3 and 4
Religious education Key Stages 1 and 2
History at Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 for years 5/6, year 8
Geography at key stage 3
General interest tours
Tours which develop pride, knowledge and identity with the city such as Brilliant Brum and Be Proud to be a Brummie, art and architecture in the city. This tour can be tailored to your school year and subject requirements. Developing the theme Be Proud to be a Brummie we can take a general look at the city including the major buildings of interest pitched at the right level for the age group concerned. Just riding on the Big Brum Open Top Buz is an exciting experience in its own right. We can explore the social and industrial history of the city and its geography comparing it with other regions of the country and our most recent theme has been studying the city as a tourist destination.
I would like to see all the schools in the city experience the Big Brum Open Top Buz as the tour develops pride in the city and unites the people of Birmingham. I would also like to show off Birmingham to all the schools in the UK!
The Birmingham Tours School Education Bus Tour is bookable all year round on a private basis. To discuss your requirements in more detail please contact Sue at Birmingham Tours on 0121 427 2555/078051 15998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday 25th March 2014
For the third year Highfield School in Saltley enjoyed two tours on the Big Brum Buz - even though it was raining a great time was had by all.
Thursday 20th March 2014
St Dunstans School in Kings Heath went out on the bus in lovely weather. I hope you like the picture of Mr Kenny the headmaster in front of the bus.
Wednesday 19th March 2014
A great trip for the children of Galton Valley Primary School in Sandwell near Rolfe Street Station in Smethwick - after the tour the children visited the library and the bus then took them all back to school - I wish we could do more tours for the schools in Sandwell.
Tuesday 18th March 2014
The first school from Coventry - Moseley Church of England Primary School arrived at Moor Street Station on the bus. After a comfort stop they boarded the Big Brum Open Top Buz for a tour of Birmingham. After the tour they visited the library and then made their way home again - well done to all the teachers who organised this trip.
Monday 18th November 2013
St Matthews C of E Primary school on Duddeston Manor Road took in the highlights of Birmingham.
21st October 2013
Great Barr Primary School enjoyed another really informative guided tour of Birmingham on a covered double decker bus which had access for wheelchair users.
2nd July 2013
St James C of E Primary School enjoyed a tour of the sights of Birmingham.
14th June 2013
Bromsgrove School for the second year running enjoyed a Tolkien themed bus tour. A magic outing and fascinating excursion from Ian the guide.
7th June 2013
Summerfield Primary School checked out their city! brilliant!
29th May 2013
A tour of Birmingham on their own coach for Wroxton College.
24th May 2013 Broadway School
"Despite the cold and drizzle, a good time was had by all. The guide was very friendly and informative and the pupils all enjoyed the chance to really `see' the city they were living in. Please pass on our thanks and best wishes. Many thanks for arranging this for us" - kind regards Sue Shiel - Broadway School, Birmingham
Wednesday 1st May 2013
An exceptional educational tour for Hillstone School Primary School
Monday 22nd April 2013
An educational tour for City Road PrimarySchool which was hugely enjoyed by all who took part.
Tuesday 5th March 2013
St Dunstans School enjoyed a school tour on the Big Brum Open Top Bus. When the MAC was reopened back in 2010 it was St Dunstans children who came on the bus singing all the way from Kings Heath to the MAC as part of the celebrations.
Monday 4th March 2013
For the second year running Highfield School in Saltley enjoyed two tours on the Big Brum Open Top Bus. When someone asks me why I run the bus, the answer is what could be better than seeing all the excited faces of the school children and hearing them scream when they went under Saltley Viaduct. I hope to have some photos shortly and the weather was amazing.
Thursday 1st November 2012
Great Barr Primary School enjoyed a tour on the Big Brum Buz.
Tuesday 30th October 2012
Liverpool John Moores University organised a field trip to Birmingham with about 150 students. We provided two guided tours covering the whole hospitality offering of the city - I am sure they will have been impressed with what Birmingham has to offer - check out the photos below.
Tuesday 16th October 2012
St Clements School Year 1 school children are reading a book called `The Naughty Bus' so they did a tour of Birmingham on the Big Brum Buz - they all had a fabulous time.
Tuesday 10th October 2012
I was going to email you today anyway as I wanted to tell you how fab I thought Ian was. He spoke amazing German (far better than mine!) which really helped, and the tour was interesting and he made it relevant to the school group which was great and then repeated some in German. Everyone said how good it was, and I'd certainly come back again.
Mrs Anna Elliott,
Co-ordinator of German, Head of Whittle
Tuesday 9th October 2012
Halesowen College hired the bus for a tour of Birmingham for their tourism students. The guide emphasised the points they had to cover on their syllabus. We looked at Birmingham's appeal to visitors with regard to location, natural features, built attractions, range of accommodation, eating out, where to go shopping, local transport, sport and leisure, famous people.... Birmingham has it all!
Yes, we had a fab day thank you! Exactly what we were after and the weather was kind to us too. The guide was fantastic and very accommodating, please pass on our regards.
Friday 5th October 2012
Plantsbrook School in Sutton Coldfield enjoyed a wonderful school outing to show off Birmingham to their French student friends - I hope they were impressed with their visit.
Tuesday 25th September 2012
St Edmunds and St Patricks School did a combined school trip on the Big Brum Open Top Buz - they took some amazing photographs and it did not rain after all - they must have some divine intervention!
Thursday 13th and Friday 14th September 2012
Tours for St Brigids School in Northfield - hugely popular, exciting and informative - no better way to develop pride in Birmingham.
A big "Thank you" for taking our 9-11 year old children on tours of Birmingham last week. The feedback from the children was excellent and they are now following up the stimulus provided by their Birmingham trip with work back in class. They are also putting together a dispaly using the photographs taken. I asked all the teachers what they thought and they all said that the guides were first rate and the trip served our purpose well and something the children will always remember.
Wednesday 20th June 2012
A Tolkien themed tour on the Big Brum Open Top Buz for Bromsgrove School - this is what they said.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 16th, 17th, 18th May 2012
Amazing tours for Highfield School in Rowley Regis - we screamed under the bridges and had excellent informative educational tours.
Tuesday 24th April 2012
Our regular outing on the Big Brum Open Top Bus for Christ the King School
Monday 26th March 2012
Another wonderful school tour entitled Brilliant Brum for Highfield School in Saltley. Two year groups enjoyed the tour one after each other on an amazingly sunny day in Birmingham - Brilliant Brum is born!
Tuesday 28th February 2012
My favourite tour again for the bus - two outings for Paget Primary School in Erdington. Here is a wonderful photo of the event
21st November 2011
Washwood Heath Technical College had a themed tour to inspire their college work.
30th September 2011
St Patricks and St Edmunds enjoyed a Proud to be Brummie tour on the Big Brum Open Top Buz.
22nd June 2011
Christ the King School took in the sights of Birmingham on the Big Brum Open Top Buz.
Both in February when the weather was very cold two of my favourite things to date this year have been the school trips for Christ the King Catholic Primary School and Hodge Hill Primary School – below are two of the letters I received from the children.
BIRMINGHAM TOURS THEMED BUS TOURS
Themed bus tours on the Big Brum Open Top Buz, covered double decker or your own coach by arrangement at any time of the year.
* Big Brum Open Top Buz Sightseeing Tour
Tours tailored to your organisation or school group requirements - (minimum numbers or minimum charge applies) - contact Birmingham Tours on 0121 427 2555, 078051 15998, email email@example.com.
Tickets for any fixed date themed bus tours must be booked in advance through Birmingham Tours on 0121 427 2555/078051 15998, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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