Safe School Trips

Part of the series Need to Know

This video was filmed before the May 2010 general election, and may not reflect the policies of the current government.
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Sheena McDonald and Mike Baker discuss the latest efforts to encourage more teachers to take students on school trips, highlighting the best advice to ensure that school trips go smoothly.

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Phil Revell, a member of the advisory group Learning Outside the Classroom, argues that there is too much emphasis on what can go wrong on school trips, rather than on the positive educational experience that they provide.

NUT lawyer Graham Clayton discusses the legal position of teachers taking school trips, while shadow schools minister Nick Gibb calls for a change in the law to make it harder to litigate against teachers taking school trips.


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