Bid for new law for school and college trips in Wales

date.png Tue 24th Jan time.png 10:03 [Tag] Welsh News
A family left bereaved after their son died on a college trip to Spain in 2011 is supporting a bid by an AM to tighten rules on educational trips. Glyn Summers died at the age of 17 on a college trip to Barcelona. 

Plaid Cymru's Steffan Lewis wants to introduce a minimum ratio of supervisory staff to pupils on educational trips. He will take part in a ballot on Wednesday, where one AM will be picked to propose a private member's bill. 
If Mr Lewis' bid was picked and if the law was passed, the proposed Safety on Educational Trips bill would introduce a mechanism for independent review following injury or death during a trip. 
The bill would also introduce:
  •  a code of conduct for supervisory staff during trips, including a prohibition on alcohol 
  • guidelines for the information that must be provided to parents and guardians before a trip

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