“Connect Studies have organised our MFL trips for the past eight years and we have always been impressed by the high level of personal care and attention. Caroline is always available to help and assist with queries to ensure successful trips. She has listened to our requirements so we receive a tour that is perfectly suited to our students. Our students always have an amazing experience! Thank you Caroline!”
Anna Still – Subject Leader for MFL, Caroline Chisholm School, Northants
“I have worked with Caroline, to arrange visits for groups I have led, for nearly fifteen years. She approaches everything with good humour and is always flexible and accommodating, endeavouring to ensure a great experience for all travellers for the best possible value. I would not hesitate to recommend Connect Studies to anyone wishing to give the children in their care a rewarding and memorable residential visit” Adrian Byrne – Deputy Headteacher: Danygraig Primary School, Secretary: Pontardawe RFC Junior Section, Treasurer: Swansea Schools’ Rugby Union
“Having travelled with Connect Studies for more than a decade I would never consider using any other travel company for our school trips. Whether the destination is Normandy, Paris, Barcelona or the Loire Valley the itinerary is always tailored to the exact needs of our group and full of varied and interesting activities and visits – with never a minute to spare. From the accommodation and the coach travel to the ease of organisation and friendly level of service Connect Studies provide exciting and educational holidays, including language lessons and the services of a tour director throughout the trip. The personal service provided by Caroline Brandon and her staff along with the attention to detail in planning each trip means that we can confidently market the trips to parents as safe, exciting educational opportunities which represent excellent value for money and will give their children experiences they will remember for a lifetime”
Rachel Manning – Modern Languages, Saint Katherine's School, Bristol
“We have used Connect Studies for the last four years to organise Frome Community College’s stays in Paris and we have always been impressed with the organisation and the level of attention paid to the detail of the visits and with the policy of inclusive pricing in the quotation from the company. It was really a pleasure to meet Caroline Brandon for the first time and it was a relief to see that all the Risk Assessments were in place already and that Connect Studies had worksheets prepared for us to use. The Tour Director on each occasion has been knowledgeable and extremely helpful in describing the different parts of Paris and also in making sure that we had the tickets for each attraction when we needed them.
During the visit, the Tour Director kept us informed of changes that we may need to make to our itinerary because of traffic conditions, phoning ahead to the next venue where it was necessary to explain our delay and re-schedule the visit. The Tour Director has been flexible and responded to our requests for slight changes in the itinerary and really became part of the team leading the visit abroad.
I would not hesitate to use Connect Studies in the future to organise our visits abroad. In fact we are intending to organise trips to Germany and to France with the company in the next academic year and I know that the organisation and the support offered by Caroline and her team will be outstanding” Mike Evans – Frome Community College, Somerset.