30/10/2012 - Permalink

New York school trips: update

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Parents of pupils from Shropshire schools currently on trips to New York are being reassured that everyone is safe and well.

Groups from Lakelands School in Ellesmere, Idsall School in Shifnal, and The Priory School in Shrewsbury, all followed advice from the authorities in New York and stayed in their hotels while ‘Superstorm Sandy’ passed through.

Reports from each school are that all pupils are in good spirits and have been well looked after by the teachers leading the groups.  Parents are being kept informed by their schools about travel arrangements, as delays are expected following the cancellation of many flights from New York.

For more information, visit the school websites:

Idsall School website

Lakelands School website

Priory School website

Cecilia Motley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for education and skills, said:

“The safety and wellbeing of our pupils is everyone’s number one concern, and I know it’s been a worrying time for parents who are seeing the images of destruction on the television news.  We are told from the group leaders in New York that the worst of the storm has passed, and apart from some high winds the weather is not actually too bad.

“All the pupils are in good spirits and are being well looked after, and parents are being kept up to date by the schools regarding when their children will be flying home.”