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To boldly go where, exactly?

The decision about which destination to choose for an educational visit – and what to do when you get there – can be tricky, so Graham Walton has some advice on what to consider before you take the plunge

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Whether you’re in primary or secondary education, deciding where to go for an educational visit is an important business. After all, a good school trip will stay in a child’s mind for a long time, whereas a mediocre one will be chalked up to “a day off school” or “better than doing PE in the rain”.

There are many companies that organise school trips. Frequently, a flyer will arrive in your tray advertising an excursion to a far-flung destination, complete with glossy images showing smiling, excited children and teachers all engaged in some fantastic-looking learning experience.

But how do you ...

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