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76 - The percentage of school trips that are UK day visits

Source: QA Research

"I spent some of the time washing dishes in the river. It lifted my vision of what beauty was." - John Prescott, former deputy prime minister, recalls a school trip to the Lakes, 50 years later.

13 - The percentage of school trips that are UK residential Source: QA research

"Walks in the Dales or adventure breaks at Outward Bound schools made generations happy. This is just getting out of control." - Margaret Morrissey of the NCPTA on the rise of exotic school trips, June 2007.

11 - The percentage of school trips that are abroad

Source: QA research.

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