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Schools: Learning Outside the Classroom

Volume 691: debated on Thursday 26 April 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What assistance with travel costs they propose following the publication of the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto in November 2006. [HL3166]

The Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto brings together more than 450 signatories, including Government, in support of its key aim: that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development whatever their age, ability or circumstances. Many signatories have also pledged specific action. The department has pledged to work with partners to improve the quality of visits and activities, as well as helping schools through guidance and training for teachers. We are not proposing to assist with travel costs.