Throughout the school year it is not uncommon for teachers to organize field trips with their classes. While field trips are not a compulsory element of a given program, they can serve to enhance the regular curriculum taught in the classroom.
The number and nature of field trips a teacher might organize in a year varies considerably depending on the opportunities available, the timing of these opportunities, the cost involved, transportation required etc.
On the topic of transportation, please note the information below:
BOOSTER SEAT LAWS AFFECT FIELD TRIPS WITH VOLUNTEER DRIVERS
New booster seat legislation took effect July 1, 2008 (amendment to Division 36 of the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations, Child Seating and Restraint Systems). This legislation is relevant to the K to 12 school system when considering children riding with a teacher or parent volunteer drivers.
All drivers are responsible for complying with all child restraint requirements
Booster seats are for children:
- Who are over 18 Kg (40 lb.)
- Until they are 9 years of age
- Unless they have reached the height of 145cm (4'9") tall