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Schools advised to cancel their tours to france

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 20/11/2015. Schools advised to cancel their tours to franceTags: Teachers Parenting

Irish schools have been advised by the DFA and the French Government to cancel their trips to France in light of last weekend's attacks on the French capital.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) have updated the travel advice advising schools to heed the advice of the French Ministry of Education, who are urging all schools to either postpone their trips or to cancel them all together.

The statement on the DFA website reads as follows:

"As part of the national state of emergency, the French Ministry of Education has cancelled all school trips within France by French schools until Sunday 22 November.

This includes excursions to cultural sites (cinemas, museums, etc) and travel by school groups on public transport.

The Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade recommends that Irish schools planning to take groups to France between now and 22 November follow the French Ministry of Education’s advice not to travel. The French Ministry of Education has advised that school trips already under way in France may continue as originally planned."

The Independent reported:

"One secondary school whose students are due to travel to Paris this weekend are set to cancel their plans following the DFA's warning."

Read the full advisory statement on the DFA's website.


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