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Avanti West Coast Offers Access to Free School Trips

Posted: Tuesday, 19 April 2022 - 9:21am

Avanti West Coast has teamed up with spoken word artist, George the Poet, in launching Feel Good Field Trips for children from schools with high pupil premium rates, following the various lockdowns all over the country.
 
As part of the scheme, Avanti West Coast is offering free school trips to any destination on their mainline for 5,000 children aged four to 18. This will provide children with the freedom to travel after being denied it during the pandemic.
 
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School Fined £30,000 After Taking Students on Ill-planned Mountain Hike

Posted: Monday, 21 February 2022 - 11:26am

Gateshead Cheder school has been fined £30,000 after taking its students on a hike up Helvellyn, despite ice and snow warnings.
 
The school took a group of 13 teenage boys up Helvellyn in the Lake District despite ice and snow warnings. They were led by a school teacher and teaching assistant, who had no formal qualifications or experience and relied on a smartphone to get them up the mountain. Newcastle Magistrate’s Court heard some boys were in school shoes and trainers.
 
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Cornwall Heritage Trust Joins Up with Businesses to Fund Grant Scheme for School Trips

Posted: Friday, 18 February 2022 - 3:47pm

Cornwall Heritage Trust (CHT) has joined up with five Cornish businesses who are helping to fund an ongoing grants scheme to support transport costs for school trips.
 
Primary schools in Cornwall can now apply to the Trust for funding for transport on visits to heritage sites in Cornwall, or visits with the purpose of developing awareness and enhancing appreciation of Cornish Heritage.
The five businesses financially supporting the scheme are:
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NHS Covid Passes Now Available for 12-15-year-olds

Posted: Friday, 18 February 2022 - 2:56pm

The NHS Covid pass can now be used by 13-15-year-olds through the NHS app, and 12-year-olds can now access it through a web browser in line with Apple’s App Store age policy.
 
The digital vaccine passport is used to prove vaccination status and proof of recent infection and came into effect on 3rd February 2022. This makes international travel for young people much easier as many countries require children aged 12 and over from overseas to be fully vaccinated.
 

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Avanti West Coast Offers Access to Free School Trips

Train going through train station
Avanti West Coast has teamed up with spoken word artist, George the Poet, in launching Feel Good Field Trips for children from schools with high pupil premium rates, following the various lockdowns all over the country.
 
As part of the scheme, Avanti West Coast is offering free school trips to any destination on their mainline for 5,000 children aged four to 18. This will provide children with the freedom to travel after being denied it during the pandemic.