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General Chat Thread, School Trips - Do you get to go? in General; I've done Rock Challenge this year which was great fun, and will most likely do an end of year reward ...
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    I've done Rock Challenge this year which was great fun, and will most likely do an end of year reward trip as we have 4 options for them over a couple of days so me and my technician can go with a group each The key to getting asked is be non-teaching and a first aider that way you make yourself very invaluable (I am down to do the full first aid course in September's INSET hehe)

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    I have to add that I'm more than a little jealous of all you who're able to take part in these trips, I can never imagine my management agreeing to let me go!

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    I volunteered to go out for a day with a year 6 class when I they went to Spaceport on the Wirral - made a very nice change

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    PS I've been thing about volunteering for one of the weekend away PGL type activities but I'm scared of heights!

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    I used to go on them all but a Head of Year got shirty because I insisted on taking my car on a residential trip and I've since then refused to go on any. As it happened, I had to use my car to run a lad to A&E with a broken arm because there was no other transport available.

    I might take some G&T kids on a canalboat trip on Monday if this weather holds.

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    50 of our boys are off to NZ this summer for a Rugby tour. I'm still trying to convince the PE Dept to take me as "translator"

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    Most I've done is inputting results into a laptop for sports day when they went to a local athletics stadium. I've dropped very unsubtle hints that I'm more than happy to go to Iceland with the sixth form Geog trip, but it's so far fallen on deaf ears....

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    Got back on Friday from a week long camping trip with our year 8 kids. A week of climbing, cycling, kayaking, shooting etc... I was volunteered to go, and didn't say no - although I did have to check in every day, as I'm the only IT guy.

    Been on a drama trip to a theatre a couple of years back too.

    I'm sure there'll be more in the future too. Our school doesn't have a large number of male staff, so we're a useful resource for trips!
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    Went to Ludlow with the geologist, hoping to go to india this summer!

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    Well guys, I bump this thread only because i am again off tomorrow to SW France with more kids this time - 114! (I went last year, see post 1)

    See you in 2 weeks time, when I am back in the office. Enjoy next week with ICT exams and the like, I'll be sunning myself by the lake!

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    This year, Alton Towers and London Dungeons then hopefully Disnelyand Paris next year for the ICT Trip. wtf? I know!

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    I got to go to chill factore to learn to snowboard with some kids over 6 weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by dezt View Post
    I got to go to chill factore to learn to snowboard with some kids over 6 weeks
    That sounds a good trip I'd enjoy that one

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    Went on a school trip once abroad for a week, was great. Quite stressfull being responsible for kids though. After that I realised how teachers must feel!!

    Support staff should be welcomed on trips as far as I am concerned, who knows who has what skills. Alot of schools do not include them though...

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    I have been on our residential trip to Dorset with year 6 twice in 7 years and am going again this year...I refuse to go every year as then I just get put on the list without being asked...considering I only get paid for 25 hours a week I give up far more than teachers do by going away with the school where I have to be on duty for 50+ hours during the week!

    If you don't wait to be asked then you are just taken for granted IME

    Having said all that I also go to the leisure centre to supervise the year 5 boys for swimming and will help out on various other day trips during the year...if I am asked nicely that is

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    Last year I went to Milan for a week on a football trip......that was quite fun! San Siro was awesome!

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