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April 04, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 157

When it comes to considering scenic and safe locations for school rugby tours, St Julian's Bay in Malta is one of the greatest choices, offering super sporting facilities nearby, along with many examples of the welcoming Maltese culture and ancient architecture. Just a three-hour flight away from the UK, it's a wonderful place to explore and to develop a love of rugby in, with great facilities and entertainments to help your team recover and rest after the matches for the day are done. There's a lot to see and do while on a trip to St Julian's Bay, and there are plenty of opportunities for students to expand their horizons with other subjects in-between games, such as history and geography.

Valetta

The capital of Malta, Valetta can be a very rewarding place to visit with students on your school rugby tours. Not only is it home to some of Malta's finest sporting facilities, but it offers some interesting glimpses into history, as many of its buildings date back to the 16th century. Although World War Two left its mark on the face of the city, Valetta has since been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980, meaning many of its historical features are still preserved for students to take note of during their sporting trips.

The Island Itself

In order to tie other subjects such as geography into your school rugby tours, it's often wise to pick an interesting location - and Malta certainly measures up. As an archipelago in the Mediterranean region, Malta enjoys a temperate climate and plenty of sunshine, making ideal rugby conditions for matches against rival teams! The islands lie along the Malta Plateau, a shallow shelf made out of the high points of an ancient land bridge that stretched between Sicily and North Africa - which was unfortunately lost eons ago as the sea levels rose after the Ice Age.

When to go?

While the weather is very good around St Julian's Bay for the majority of the year, it's often a good idea to schedule visits as close to the May half term as possible, when the weather is almost guaranteed to be gorgeous and there are a wide variety of opposing teams to test your skills against. When it comes to school rugby tours, St Julian's bay is not only a great base to find plenty of exciting matches form, but also a place to rest, recuperate and learn after shaking hands and walking off the field - a vital part of any educational experience.

Aiden Armstrong works for Pavilion Tours, a specialist travel service for schools, colleges and youth groups with a specific focus on school rugby tours as well as adventure, performing arts and geography. Pavilion Tours offer both local and international tours covering a variety of programmes.

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