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End of Term Ideas for Your School Minibus

​As the summer is on the horizon for schools up and down the country, teachers and students alike are planning for a great end of term. Many schools prioritise a trip after students complete their final exams, and what better way to end a productive year than taking your pupils on an educational, team-building experience day out?

So, let’s set the scene for you. How about a former coal mined which has recently been transformed into a destination which offers an indoor climbing centre for your pupils? Rock UK’s Summit Centre, located in South Wales offers more than 20 activities for your pupils to enjoy, as part of an educational, fun-filled day out. With the help of your vehicle from Marshall Minibus, all bags and safety equipment can be easily transported to the site with no additional hassle.

Before heading out on the trip of the year before the long-awaited summer break, it’s important to keep in mind the driver regulations and to see which of your colleague is illegible to take your pupils on school trips. Drivers who passed their car driving test before 1st January 1997 will usually have a D1 (101) minibus, (not for hire or reward) entitlement on their driving licence.  This remains on their licence until it expires when a driver reaches the age of 70, unless it is removed by the DVLA or DVA for Northern Ireland, generally on medical grounds. Even though the licence restriction says ‘not for hire or reward’ these licence holders can usually drive a minibus operated under a Section 19 / 22 / 10B. To view more details on driver requirements, please visit our dedicated ‘Compliance’ section on our website here.

So, now that you’re all set, what are you waiting for? Grab you and your school a brilliant asset through Marshall Minibus, and make those long hours of planning for this trip worth it!

To find out more on how Marshall Minibus can help with all of your minibus requirements, please visit our website here.

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