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What to do when things go wrong

Graham Walton offers advice on how to cope when your best-laid plans for a school trip go awry

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So you’ve rigorously filled in all of the risk assessment forms, successfully collected the consent forms and money from parents and carers, held pre-trip meetings, handed out the hoodies and have first-aid kit and spending money at the ready. You’re all prepared. What could possibly go wrong?

All manner of unforeseen events can, despite the meticulous planning, come along and blindside you during your trip. No matter how well prepared you are on paper, issues can, and do, arise.

Thankfully the big headline disasters are very rare, but all manner of potential mini disasters could strike a ...

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