2020 has been challenging for us all and the travel industry has been hit particularly hard. After celebrating 20 years of success in January, OneStage ends the year looking very different to the start. The positive news is that OneStage will weather this storm and we cannot wait to get back to business and support people in planning their music tours.
As members of the Schools Travel Forum, OneStage are backing the campaign Save Our School Trips. The campaign highlights the impact that school trips have on children in their learning and every day life. The campaign urges schools and teachers to back the campaign and ask the government to allow school trips to resume as soon as possible.
Gill Harvey, chief executive of the School Travel Forum, said: “We know overnight and overseas visits aren’t a priority for schools at this moment but there is a real risk that when teachers and pupils are ready to travel again the opportunities won’t be there.”
Gill said that there’s a risk that some companies who offer such valuable experiences may not be able to survive if school visits can’t resume soon, adding: “Alongside the direct impact on the dedicated skilled staff that organise and deliver these inspiring programmes, the loss of providers will push educational visit opportunities beyond the reach of many thousands of young people whose only chance to experience another country is with their school.
You can help by writing to your MP outlining how valuable these experiences are for your students. Follow @STF_Forum on Twitter and share our tweets.”