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25th July 2008 at 01:00


The percentage of teachers who say they have no choice about going on school trips. Source: The TES, 2007

"I always enjoyed the trips I led. You broaden your own horizons as well as the children's and you get to know them better."

John Dunford, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders.


The percentage of teachers who say going on trips is voluntary. Source: The TES, 2007

"Whether trips were provided often seemed to be quite arbitrary and dependent on the expertise of a particular teacher."

Prof Sally Power of Cardiff University discusses her research into secondary school trips.


The percentage of teachers who mostly or always enjoy school trips. Source: The TES, 2007.

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