Educational visits

Excursions and visits from short trips to local parks to overnight stays in foreign countries are a valuable part of the educational experience

Participants have the opportunity to undergo experiences not available in the classroom or other learning environments.

Many excursions and outdoor activities by their nature have an element of risk. Whilst North Lanarkshire Council will endeavour to ensure that the risk is kept to a minimum, it is recognised that accidents can still occur.

However, in order to ensure the highest safety and security for pupils on excursions, formal planning takes place in advance of departure. This takes the form of written risk assessments. This involves considering dangers and difficulties which may arise on the excursion and then introducing suitable and sufficient control measures to reduce them. If risks cannot be contained, or the programme modified then the excursion would not take place.

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