Organising a School Snowsports Trip
SSE recognise that a vast number of schools now go away on Snowsport trips abroad. We recommend staff attending the trip are fully aware of all the resources available on this website to help with planning a safe and enjoyable trip.
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Tour Operators and Coach Travel
School Travel Forum (STF ) - http://www.schooltravelforum.com/
Many authorities including the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel support Learning Outside The Classroom badging scheme, for snowsports STF is the awarding body. Therefore SSE is encouraged to recommend the use of organisations that are STF assured but not exclusively.
Overnight coach travel
We we will all have been shocked and saddened by the coach crash in France involving a primary school from Worcestershire, in which a teacher died and other members of the party were injured. The cause of the crash has not be established but I want to remind all groups of the advice I have given during EVC Training for many years. I strongly recommend that if travelling through the night, staff insist that the resting driver takes their rest break away from the front of the coach in a double seat made available to them. Staff should organise a rota through the night to sit at the front with the driver to help navigate, chat etc as required and to monitor the driver's alertness. It should be made clear at the time of booking that this is what the school/group will do. Although there may be some initial reluctance, all of the companies/drivers that have done this with our groups have appreciated it and found it very helpful. Alan Cottle MBE - Outdoor Education Advisor
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