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School trips red tape: Outings 'have huge value'

The government is publishing new guidelines for parents and teachers in England which it hopes will mean more children go on school trips.

The Department for Education has told schools and local authorities to ditch "unnecessary paperwork", and has cut its 150 pages of guidelines to eight.

Speaking to the BBC, English teacher Francis Gilbert welcomed the move, saying that trips had great educational value.

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