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New GCSE in Natural History Set to be Introduced

Posted: Wednesday, 1 June 2022 - 9:28am

Proposals for a new GCSE in Natural History has been backed by the Department for Education (DfE) and is now set to be introduced to schools. This new qualification will let pupils explore and appreciate the natural world around them.
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Girl, 10, Dies on School Trip to London Leisure Centre

Posted: Wednesday, 1 June 2022 - 9:19am

A 10-year-old girl was on a school trip to Putney Leisure Centre where she suffered cardiac arrest and was rushed to hospital. The Hotham Primary School pupil later died in hospital a short time later.
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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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British schoolgirl assaulted on school trip to Iceland

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A viral video shows a black girl being assaulted by a white woman in a corridor.

Police in Iceland are investigating after a British schoolgirl was slapped and chased by a tour guide in a hotel corridor.

The schoolgirl, 13, who attended Harris Girls’ Academy, was assaulted whilst on a school trip to Iceland to see the Northern Lights. The incident occurred at Hotel Örk, Hveragerdi on 13th October.