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CAA Warns Teachers To Check Overseas Trips

Posted: Tuesday, 10 September 2019 - 3:27pm

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has warned teachers to check any overseas trips are ATOL protected before booking, to avoid losing up to £750 per student if the travel company ceases trading. 

ATOL (the Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing)  protects package trips and safeguards against parents being left out of pocket or have their children stranded abroad in the event of the travel operator going bust. 

School Trips Cut Funding Dwindles and Costs Rise

Posted: Thursday, 5 September 2019 - 9:29am

In a survey by the Sutton Trust earlier this year, it was revealed that 43% of teachers had made cutbacks to trips and outings. The reasons given included the lack of support staff and chaperones, the prohibitive cost of coach hire and the cost of trips to parents.

“Free Passports and Trips Abroad” says Private School Principal

Posted: Monday, 29 July 2019 - 9:15am

Melvyn Roffe, of George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, has urged the education secretary to fund lengthy foreign trips and lobby the Home Office to provide free passports.

Roffe believes that schoolchildren are becoming insular and self-obsessed and due to increasing travel costs and health and safety fears, many students don’t get the opportunity to travel.

Schoolboy Dies on End of Term Trip at Adventure Assault Course in Surrey

Posted: Friday, 19 July 2019 - 9:34am

A 14 year old boy collapsed and died at the Camelot Events adventure site in Beare Green, Surrey just before 1pm, on Thursday, July 18th.

The boy was part of a group of teenagers, taking part in the assault course to celebrate the end of the school year.

The boy is understood to have suffered a cardiac arrest after attempting the muddy course.

Team Building Company Fined After Serious Injury on the A45

Posted: Wednesday, 17 July 2019 - 11:31am

An adventure activity and team building organisation has been fined after a child was hit by a car seriously injured whilst on a school trip.

Birmingham Magistrates’ Court were told that on 31 March 2017, a group of teenage students were participating in a walking expedition on the outskirts of Birmingham. The route chosen, meant the group and their adult supervisor, had to cross the busy A45 dual carriageway near Meriden, West Midlands, at around 4pm.

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CAA Warns Teachers To Check Overseas Trips

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has warned teachers to check any overseas trips are ATOL protected before booking, to avoid losing up to £750 per student if the travel company ceases trading. 

ATOL (the Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing)  protects package trips and safeguards against parents being left out of pocket or have their children stranded abroad in the event of the travel operator going bust.