would you allowed you child to go field trip?

field trip -  school field trip
@jcyap888 (721)
Philippines
September 19, 2007 12:43am CST
Would you allow you child to go to a field trip? i ask the school about the field trip if they will be resposible for caring and anything that will happen on the way t the site, they will take resposible or not. as they answer me they dont take resposible for that, so many parents back out the school field trip.
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@makingpots (11928)
• United States
19 Sep 07
It would depend on the location of the trip. Field trips are a very valuable form of learning for students. I will want my child to attend whenever possible. If there is some concern for the safety in transporting them there, I would consider driving my child so that they could experience the trip with their classmates.
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• Philippines
19 Sep 07
Fieldtrips are valuable experience to any student. I'm glad that our school allow adults to accompany the student to their fieldtrip. Otherwise, it is best to talk to supervisors how the fieldtrip will be conducted. But if you trust the school authorities, fieldtrip does gives valuable on hand learning to the students involve.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
19 Sep 07
No I wouldn't. If the school was not concerned about safety and security for my child if they attended a field trip, then I would not let him go. Unless I was invited to volunteer and go along on the trip, then maybe I may let him go.
@SViswan (12095)
• India
19 Sep 07
I believe field trips are important for kids. But I once didn't let my child to go on a filed trip because they wanted me to sign a slip saying that the school was not responsible if anything happened to my child (and he was only 5 then!) When the school takes the children outside the school, it is their responsibility to inform you where they are taking the kids, for how long and when they are expected to be back. They also should give you phone numbers where you can contact them. After I refused to send my child, they sent us details about the trip and send us another slip asking for persmission. And I signed on that slip.
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@rachsal4 (391)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I would depend on where they were going, and what type of child I have. Most parents know how responsible there children are when it comes to staying with the pack, listening well, things like that. If my child is good for those things I would definitly let him/her go, they can be very fun and informative.
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• United States
19 Sep 07
I agree with everyone else. Its a great experience for children to be able to go on field trips. I always loved going on trips as a child. And i dont think i could ever deprive my own child from that. The schools around here always make sure they have enough chaperones attending the trip. If they dont have enough teachers that can go then they ask parents to go. So i definitely wouldnt have a problem with my child going.
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@wiccania (3362)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I've allowed my son to go on all of his field trips so far. He's been to the grocery store (they made fruit salad in class), the fire station, the pool, a park and hiking. He had a ball on all of the field trips. If it was something that would involve an overnight stay, I would go along. But I don't have a problem with field trips. I loved them when I was in school. They're fun and educational.
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• Philippines
19 Sep 07
that is just so absurd..if you will gonna conduct a field trip thats automatic that you will be held responsible for the kids coz no parents can look after their kids over there..now if they say parents should come or a guardian at least then that would be the parent or the guardian's responsibility to look after them..but as far as i know, teachers are giving out a waiver stating that parents are allowing children to come to field trip..
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• Malaysia
19 Sep 07
For me yes and because my children are all covered under insurance including valid school's field trip. But the content of itineraries must be submitted to my insurance principal company, one week before the trip date. At this point, parents should have a thorough discussion with school management. In Malaysia we have Association of Parents and Teachers. where general meeting will be held three times in a year. Parents can put something up in that general meeting for resolution findings. And that final resolution will be the essence to generate by-law in that school. That is my experience talking and not the theory. :::michael:::
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@vidyasma (91)
• India
19 Sep 07
Yes my daughter is in first standard and she has gone for the field trip twice with her school friends
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@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
Hello jcyap888, I usually allow my child to go on field trip since his school allows a older family member to came along on the trip. Also the school accepts responsibility of a child care if ever he/shes alone with no gaurdian and anything that might happen during the trip.
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@cherriemae (3375)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
if that's the case, of course, i will not allow my child to go to a field trip because i value my child so much and i don't want to blame others because i allow her to go..but for me, if they allow parents will come with their students, i will go because children needs to have new discoveries outside the school, that they will have fun with other experiences..
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@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
I don't think they can handle many kids, they only told us that so we allow our kids to join. But for me I decide to come too whenever there's a field trip in their schools. And that's is If I can afford the amount If I will join too and If not I just did not allow my kids to join.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
when i was still in high school, our school also has this field trips and they always say that they aere not going to take the blame if something happens. but still my parents let go. 3 of my kids are in high school last year they was able to attend the trip. i dont know about this year, it depends on the budget. as long as the field trips are educational then why not. but i would rather like to see them in a retreat house than field trips.... what you think jcyap? but if your child is in elementary i think you should atleast make sure someone can go with him/her as a guidance. when my kids are elementary they cant join field trips because i cant go with them or i cant get someone to go with them.
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• United States
23 Sep 07
Most likely. I was always allowed on field trips and nothing bad ever happened to me. We had 2-night 3-day trip to camp in 6th grade & we went to Washington DC (8 hours away from home) in 8th grade. It was a lot of fun and I want my kids to be able to experience things like that. But I hope I can be a chaperone for some things as well so I can participate with my children.
@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
23 Sep 07
Hi jcyap! Yes, I'll allow my son to go to their school's field trip, as long as the school officials allow that I go with him. Actually, they have their scheduled field trip this November and they do require an adult to supervise the student. Because even if they will accept responsibility, they can not guarantee the safety of each child. But allowing a child to go to a field trip depends on the child's age and ability to understand the situation. For preschool students, it should be required that a guardian must be present for each student. More sets of eyes, means tighter security.
@gradyslady (4056)
• United States
23 Sep 07
Of course, how can they learn about things if they can't experience it?
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
Yes why not, although there are some waiver the school sometimes ask for, however I see to it that the places they will go will be safe. If its on the beach or swimming pool just be sure there are assigned lifeguards, and also I see to it that my ki knows how to swim so I let her took her swimming lesson and at the same time let her took some taekwondo lesson just for her health exercise and protection. If you still can accompany your kid the better, sometimes teachers allowed parents to join their kids of course with additional pay. Let them enjoy the company of other people and classmates while away from school and home.
• China
20 Sep 07
I allow my child to go go a fild trip.
@prily9 (568)
• Indonesia
20 Sep 07
yes, I will allow my child to go for field trip but of course I check it out first, about where ? and the teahers whose going too?. usually I keep the phone number of the teacher who goes? and make sure that my child wear her hand phone and ask her best friend to stay together with her even when one of them want to go to the toilet. the point is make sure my child safety then I will allow her but when my child age was too young usually I went to field trip with her or my babysitter would go with her.
@catbvq (364)
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
We can never be too careful. I will not allow my child to go alone in their school's field trip. I think she is still too young to go on her own, and we can never be sure of the scenario these days, especially when we hear a lot about news of children being kidnapped, accidents, or children getting lost. I am thankful though that my child's school allow grade school students bring their escorts/chaperone in field trips.