Children are missing out on school trips
19 January 2023
It has been a tough few years, and now the cost of living crisis, lack of funds and staffing issues are to blame for children across the UK missing out on school trips.
A study involving 2,000 teachers and parents across the UK and commissioned by Hyundai, has revealed that school trips remain on the decline with the cost of travel, parents not being able to afford to cover additional expenses, entry fees and lack of staff being listed as the key factors.
Specific research of 433 teachers revealed that of those who organise school trips, 61% are less likely to plan trips now – compared to five years ago. Over half (56%) of teachers who organise school trips have had outings cancelled or not approved in the last 12 months, and more funding to help cover the costs would benefit in supporting them to run more trips.
As a direct response to the study findings, Hyundai announces its ‘Great British School Trip’ programme. This activity has been designed to inspire school children aged 7 to 14 and to help them to shape their future goals.
Through the ambitious initiative, Hyundai is investing £1 million in the programme and is committed to sending 25,000 pupils on school trips across the UK over the next academic year!