It is not a question of what to do or where to go, but rather it is a question of how to get there
There is an abundance of information on the internet (and elsewhere) in terms of what to do and where to go, to help you and your colleagues organise invaluable LOtC experiences for your students. Yet there is very little information about how to get there.
Indeed, a survey has revealed that 50% of secondary schools report transport to be the main barrier to offering (more) LOtC to their students. And it transpires that there are three things in particular that led the respondents to select transport as a barrier:
- and access
Which is why a growing number of secondary schools are finding that by leasing a school minibus (meaning that there is no initial large payment required – just a monthly lease fee) rather than purchasing a minibus outright, their costs are significantly reduced.
Better still, in leasing a school minibus with Benchmark, any repairs, servicing and the like are included in the arrangement with these costs conveniently built into the lease payments.
Moreover, a growing number of secondary schools are also finding that by sharing their minibus with a nearby school that is in the same cluster, trust or council as they are, the transport costs are halved, and their overall expenditure on school outings can be reduced.
If you haven’t leased a minibus or thought about sharing one, please do give me a call on 01753 859944 and I can talk you through how it all works.
But if you want to take a look at who we are and what we do before you call, you’ll find more information about leasing at www.minibusleasing.co.uk.