General Chat Thread, School Trips - Do you get to go? in General; So who here has been on a school trip?
With rarely cover coming in, it is a great opportunity to ...
21st May 2010, 10:58 AM #1
School Trips - Do you get to go?
So who here has been on a school trip?
With rarely cover coming in, it is a great opportunity to go as you dont require staff cover especially if there are other technicians. After all, a day on a trip is no different in school from a day you are off ill.
i am off tomorrow on a week long residential trip to SW France watersports holiday. Can't wait, 90 kids and 10 staff. Its not my first, I seem to be luck to have had so far 10 days out on trips in 3 years!
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21st May 2010, 11:05 AM #2
Nope, never been allowed to. There was a possibility of 2 days in Germany a few years ago but both my boss and the Head made it perfectly clear that I wasn't allowed to go despite it being a short trip. I think that was really down to the technician's abilities or lack thereof (there's only me and 1 tech) and although the one we have now is very good I'm not sure it would make any difference.
21st May 2010, 11:08 AM #3
I've only ever been on two - once to the Science Museum in London, and once to the Millennium Dome when we were celebrating the millennium. I was down to go to China on a trip but it clashed with my holiday in the summer - which was a real bummer.
21st May 2010, 11:10 AM #4
Never been on an actual trip, but I went with the school football team to a tournament once
21st May 2010, 11:11 AM #5
Luckily enough i get to go all the time, been on about 5 or 6 trips this year and 2 x 1 week residentials, its much easier for them to go without a tech for a week and just put up with any problems they have, although have been lucky this year when ive been out, then have a teacher out for a week, and pay for supply, so it works well for both school and me, as its nice to get away from the place for awhile
21st May 2010, 11:12 AM #6
Skiing in Italy with 6th formers. All paid for.
21st May 2010, 11:12 AM #7
yep go on a couple every year. Been to Blackpool, Alton Towers, Xfactor a few times over the years.
21st May 2010, 11:13 AM #8
I get to go on our 2 yearly trip (5 days) to Paris with 60+ Year5/6, have been on PGL outward bounds weekends, trips to London etc. I'm cheap as they don't need a supply to cover me
21st May 2010, 11:17 AM #9
We get to go on any trip (if we are asked) and we also can arrange our own.
21st May 2010, 11:22 AM #10
so far a day trip to Duxford two 1week trips to France, one week skiing in Austria this year and I've got a week in Kent on an outward bound course coming up. Not being required on timetable is excellent.
21st May 2010, 11:25 AM #11
I went to Birmingham museum last year (and got stuck in a lift), Villa park and 3 days residential camping.
But unfortuantely the head has put his foot down as apparently i am "too expensive a resouce". I hear they are short for the camp trip this year....
21st May 2010, 11:32 AM #12
4 years, I was offered a chance for 2 trips. The first I couldn't do, cos my passport was off for renewal (French trip for 2 days). The second was a visit to a local heritage site for a day, which I had to decline. I'd been working on editing a video for the school's production, and had, for free, worked 20 hours over the weekend, and a further 15+ hours that week in my evenings on it.
I couldn't warrant taking a day out of my working life to go on a school trip, when I hadn't seen my wife in 4-5 days due to work, and then have to add another day at my weekend to catch up on it!
21st May 2010, 11:33 AM #13
France twice, once for a week, and once for a couple of days. Then to Copenhagen for 6 days - that trip was awesome. Also went somewhere over the lakes with a primary school. Never been offered in my current school - think they are a bit more uptight about those sorts of things.
21st May 2010, 11:34 AM #14
I've been to Alton Towers a few times, plus skiing at the Xscape in Leeds and Chillfactor in Manchester.
I was even allowed to organise the annual school ski trip to the United States :-)
21st May 2010, 11:36 AM #15
Xscape is really good fun, its a stones throw from the school im currently working at.
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