Month: August 2016

For those planning trips…

For those of us in CEIAG roles in schools, a frequent part of the job is to organise and run trips. Be it to a place of work, to another educational establishment or to a special event, it feels like I’m always chasing reply slips from students, filing out risk assessment forms and herding children onto coaches driven by wary drivers. It’s also at this time of a new academic year that we sit down and try to plan out what trips will take place for what year groups to achieve what aims throughout the terms. Need some apprenticeship info? Stick a visit into a local Engineering firm here. Some options advice? An afternoon of tasters at the nearby FE college about then. We all know though that, despite this careful planning and best intentions, that trips can be tricky things to pull off smoothly as this recent callout from musician and writer, Rhodri Marsden

showed with some great responses. No matter whether it’s the kids being kids, the sheer barminess of the actual point of the trip or just fate, trips are things which school children remember and cherish (sometimes not for the reasons you intend!) and gain huge amounts from. So, no matter the admin hurdles to overcome, put on some trips this year.

And a careers one to finish

The (occasionally NSFW) Storify is here.

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