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General Chat Thread, School Trips - Do you get to go? in General; I go out 7-8 times a year on Duke of Edinburgh Practices and Expeditions as I am a DofE Supervisor/Assessor....
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    I go out 7-8 times a year on Duke of Edinburgh Practices and Expeditions as I am a DofE Supervisor/Assessor.
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    I get to go and be official photographer, to collect resources and document trips. This happens about once a year, well worth the effort.

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    Nope. Never been asked, and assuming I never will be. Just how it is here I guess.
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    I havent been on any yet, but I've only been here a couple of months. Currently trying to wangle my way on to a Chester Zoo trip - my argument is that I can provide valuable background information as I have a degree in biology. Once the foot is in the door just need to pull the rest of myself through .

    "yes I would be ideal to go on the watersports trip as I have advanced qualifications in dinghy sailing, kayaking and windsurfing..."
    "yes I would be ideal to go on the walking trip to the lake district, as I have a wealth of experience in walking...left foot right foot left foot right foot..."

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    been to two trips, one 7day pendarren South wales out door education trip and a london museum. some more lined up for year 6 this year.

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    Been on the school ski trip to Austria last year Which was nice!

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    Support staff here are actively encouraged to go on school trips - been on quite a few both 1 day and weekend residential

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    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    Xscape is really good fun, its a stones throw from the school im currently working at.

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    Agreed :-) although I do prefer the one in Manchester as it's longer and wider :-)

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    Photographer is a good way to blag onto trips, somebody who used to work here used to go on a lot through being a first aider.

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    I tend to go on the outdoor trips like walks around the woods, horse riding and trips to farms. I don’t do other trips like Zoo’s, museums and the like.

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    When i first started a few years ago, they asked for staff for the residential PE trips. I had only just started so couldnt go.
    I then got to go for the day with Year 9's to Ypres
    the next year went on the Yr 8 PE trip to New Forest, walking and outdoor activities. (3 days)
    Then went to Tower of London with Yr 7's
    following year did the Yr 8 trip for 5 days to New Forest
    As of tomorrow, I am off to South West France for a week watersports holiday. As a dinghy and powerboat instructor I have been keen to go and finally I am off.

    So I am not in school for 2 weeks, lucky me!

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    Once to Toulouse; one child lost all night and one hit by a car
    1st trip to Spain; Illicit party after they were all walked back to their host family houses following a mugging
    2nd trip to Spain; running around Salamanca on the last night of their uni term looking for 4 miscreants who thought it would be a good idea to go back to the party at 02:00.

    I've not been on any since that one!

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    I've been on a weekend round trip to Cologne (sleeping on the coach), also done a week in Cyprus.

    After Cyprus I haven't volunteered for any more - I found it a bit stressful looking after a bunch of teens who only wanted to get drunk.

    One of our techs has been on the ski trip for a few years, the network manager has been on army camps.

    We find if we volunteer, the staff are usually more than happy to have us along.

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    Been out a couple of times on day trips here and there, but I tend to give the Technician first chance whether he wants to go or not - more often than not he goes.

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    I get to go on trips every year. 200 odd year 7 to North Wales in Feb, same place with year 9 for a weekend, YMCA outdoor centre with year 8, various theatre trips plus I organise our whole school activity day - 900 kids, 30 trips - fantastic!

    Support staff are actively encouraged to be part of the wider school community so most of us do some trip or other.

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