Alice Edgington

How to survive the key stage 1 outing

Alice Edgington offers her five top tips to help your primary school’s educational visit go smoothly

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There’s an urban legend among teachers in the area I work in and the story varies depending upon who is telling it. It goes a little like this.

Many moons ago, a teacher took a class on a school trip to the zoo. This was in the days before zoos became “wildlife parks”, before the days of risk assessments and adult-to-child ratios. It was also, it seems, in the days before appropriate animal enclosures.

The legend has it that during the course of the day, one child, who was a bit of a live wire, got separated from the group only to be found a bit later soaking wet. On the return journey to ...

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