A week in secondary: 27 July 2018

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School trips in Scotland can cost nearly £5,000 per pupil, a freedom of information request has revealed. The most expensive recorded was a £4,700 expedition by Balfron High School, near Stirling, to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. The Sunday Times also reported trips to Tanzania (£3,750), Peru (£2,650) and Malawi (£2,490). Other destinations included Walt Disney World in Florida, Canada and Australia. An East Renfrewshire three-day religious studies trip to Rome cost £740.

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