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Oswestry Tourist Attraction Offers Free Trips for Primary Schools

Posted: Monday, 18 November 2019 - 12:41pm

The British Ironwork Centre in Aston, Oswestry is offering free trips to primary schools as part of the School Partnership Programme, which aims to encourage as many regional and national schools as possible to visit the site.

Visitors will receive full access to the sculpture park, showroom and museum and get the chance to see the Ironwork Centre's resident artists at work.

Schoolboy Climbed into Cheetah Enclosure in Front of Classmates

Posted: Monday, 11 November 2019 - 3:14pm

A Sixteen-year-old boy had a lucky escape as he scaled the walls of a cheetah enclosure on a school trip in Germany.  He was visiting the zoo in Erfurt, central Germany with classmates when the student suddenly climbed the fence of the cage and walked towards the large cats as the crowd and his teachers watched in disbelief. He came extremely close to the cheetahs, reportedly getting within 10 meters of the animals, before backing out and making a swift exit from the enclosure, sustaining no injuries.

What the End of the EHIC Card Could Mean for the School Trip

Posted: Monday, 4 November 2019 - 1:41pm

The current uncertainty as to what will happen when the UK leaves the EU has thrown doubt over the future of the EHIC card. Currently, UK residents get medical care for free, or at a reduced cost, in 31 countries, but if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, that will no longer be the case.

The government has asked all 31 countries to honour the EHIC agreement until 31 December 2020, no matter what type of deal the UK leaves with. So far,only three have agreed to cover UK tourists if there's no deal.

The Cost of School Trips are 'Ridiculous' and 'Extortionate' says Parent

Posted: Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - 2:47pm

A mum from Sefton on Merseyside has hit out at the costs of school trips, claiming they are 'ridiculous' and 'extortionate'. In a report by the Liverpool  Echo a number of parents have criticised the rising costs of school trips at a time when many families are struggling financially.

The Liverpool Echo contacted a number of schools in and around Merseyside and found that they were charging up to £1500 per student for a school trip abroad.

Student on Foreign Exchange Visit, Falls to His Death

Posted: Monday, 21 October 2019 - 9:47am

A 15 year old British student fell to his death from a building in Cordoba, Spain on October 19th at 11.30pm. 

According to a local newspaper, Max McMullen, a pupil at Beechen Cliff School in Bath was attempting to fix a blind when he fell through the window of the seventh floor apartment.

Local media reports say that he was on a school language exchange at the time and had been in the city for less than a week, 

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Oswestry Tourist Attraction Offers Free Trips for Primary Schools

The British Ironwork Centre in Aston, Oswestry is offering free trips to primary schools as part of the School Partnership Programme, which aims to encourage as many regional and national schools as possible to visit the site.

Visitors will receive full access to the sculpture park, showroom and museum and get the chance to see the Ironwork Centre's resident artists at work.