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Chester Zoo to give thousands of free tickets to school groups.

Posted: Monday, 20 May 2019 - 9:24am

Chester Zoo is offering free tickets for more than 42,000 children, in a bid to get young people involved in conservation. Free places are available for pupils from reception age to year 13, for weekday visits between 1 November 2019 to 28 February 2020, during the Cheshire West and Chester region term time.

The tickets are offered as part of the Zoo’s annual education campaign to raise awareness of endangered species and to get young people interested in all aspects of conservation.

Charlotte Smith, Head of Discovery and Learning at Chester Zoo, said:

Schoolboy Assaulted on School trip to Edinburgh

Posted: Friday, 17 May 2019 - 9:09am

A 16 year old schoolboy was subjected to racist abuse while on a school trip to Edinburgh last month.

Police have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to, in connection with the incident, which took place in Montgomery Street, Leith, on 25h April at approximately 11.am.                                                                  

Initially, the abuse was targeted at a group of teenagers who were on a school trip to the city. One 16 year old boy was singled out and assaulted, resulting in what were described as 'painful' injuries.

Vote Now for the School Travel Awards 2019/20

Posted: Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - 4:02pm

If you’ve had a fantastic experience on a school trip, or your school travel provider went the extra mile to make your visit extra special, now’s the chance to let the world know.

Voting is now open for the annual School Travel Organiser awards for 2019/20 and not only do you get to vote for your favourite destination or attraction, you also get the chance to win £1,500 for your school.

Win One of Fifteen School Trips in a Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Competition

Posted: Monday, 13 May 2019 - 8:51am

To commemorate its tenth anniversary, The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) has released a further five school trips to be won in a competition on their website

Schools have up until 5pm on Wednesday, 3rd July, for a chance to win a trip for up to 30 students. Each prize has been donated by CLOtC Quality Badge providers and there are more to to be announced throughout the year.

Up for grabs are trips to:                                                      

Ely Couple Face Jail Over Term Time School Holiday

Posted: Friday, 10 May 2019 - 8:43am

The unnamed parents who live near Ely in Cambridgeshire, took their child out of school for a third holiday in term time and have been told they’ll get prison time if they do it again.

The couple were ordered to appear before magistrates, after removing their child from school and have already racked up fines totaling nearly £2,200 for two breaches of the rules regarding term time absences.

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Chester Zoo to give thousands of free tickets to school groups.

Chester Zoo is offering free tickets for more than 42,000 children, in a bid to get young people involved in conservation. Free places are available for pupils from reception age to year 13, for weekday visits between 1 November 2019 to 28 February 2020, during the Cheshire West and Chester region term time.

The tickets are offered as part of the Zoo’s annual education campaign to raise awareness of endangered species and to get young people interested in all aspects of conservation.

Charlotte Smith, Head of Discovery and Learning at Chester Zoo, said: