Fact or Fiction

29th August 2008 at 01:00
The average cost of a school trip in 2007. Source: School Trip Ltd

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The average cost of a school trip in 2007. Source: School Trip Ltd

"Her eyelids move when I talk to her about the trip. I think she is very excited about it." The mother of a 17-year-old Japanese girl, in a coma for four years, who was joining former classmates on a school trip.

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Annual average number of extra-curricular trips run in an 11-18 comprehensive. Source: Field Studies Council

"Hitler didn't travel. Stalin didn't travel. Saddam Hussein never travelled. They didn't want their orthodoxy challenged." Howard Gardner, creator of multiple intelligence theory.

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Annual average number of extra-curricular trips run in a grammar school. Source: Field Studies Council.

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