School trips: The TK package of care
Why is travel health advice important for school trips?
- School trips abroad are becoming ever more popular – and more adventurous
- The school has a responsibility to safeguard the health and wellbeing of pupils
- Parents need the reassurance of knowing that their children are in safe hands
What can Travel Klinix do for your school?
Full Risk Assessment, taking account of:
- Individual health needs
- Planned destination
- What the pupils will be doing when they get there!
- Vaccines (including yellow fever)
- Malaria prophylaxis: mosquito nets and repellent creams or sprays
- Advice on non-vaccine preventable conditions
- Post-travel consultations for anyone with symptoms of illness
- Free seminar on travel health, hosted on school premises
- Topics covered include infectious diseases, altitude sickness and general health advice
- Vaccination on site available
Don’t take our word for it:
“It’s terribly important that the students and staff are made aware of all the risks and have been individually medically assessed and vaccinated,” says Father Messam, the school chaplain of Blue Coat Church of England Secondary School in Coventry.
In 2015, Fr Messam led eight pupils on a ten-day expedition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. In need of travel advice and vaccinations, he rang Travel Klinix, who were delighted to make sure the whole team were fighting fit and mountain-ready.
The pupils went on to raise over £27,000 for charity.