HC Deb 15 May 1924 vol 173 c1569W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in the case of schools where, from one reason or other, it may be impossible to arrange for parties of the children to visit the British Empire Exhibition, he would consider the granting of special terms to any teachers who might thus be enabled to visit Wembley, so that they could acquire first-hand knowledge of the Empire to the great benefit of their scholars?


This is a matter for the board of management of the exhibition.


asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in view of the large number of school excursions which will visit the British Empire Exhibition, arrangements can be made for the provision of competent guides, whose services would assist the children to obtain the maximum of advantage with the minimum of fatigue?


The Board expect that groups of school children who visit the exhibition under arrangements made by the local education authorities shall be accompanied by teachers, who will, to some extent, have acquainted themselves with the chief features of the exhibition. A guidebook is being prepared for the use of teachers, and has been advertised in the "Weekly Bulletin of Empire Study, No. 13." Apart from this, some guides to conduct parties of children and teachers will be available.

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