Organizing the field trip

As you know, this year you have to organize your field trip. This involves taking many decisions, and to do so, you will surely need to plan things well. Some ideas that can help you in the planning:

  • How many people are there in your course?
  • Where do you want to go?
  • How many days will the trip last?
  • How will you raise the money?

Now, there are a lot of ideas and many decisions to take! All this requires more detailed planning. To make the trip, you need to take into account how much it will cost, the price of the coach (or whatever means of transport you choose: train, plane, etc.), how much lodging will cost (and where it is to be), how much the various activities that you wish to carry out will cost, etc.

It will also be very important to think about how you are going to pay for all these costs. Are you all going to put aside a certain amount of money per month (quotas)? What can you organize get some more money? Etc. There are many questions to answer!

In short, you obviously have to make a budget for the trip: you need to clarify what the costs will be and how much money you'll need to put in.

Organizing the trip will force you to make many decisions, including considering what activities you'll have to organise to get the resources you need and also deciding what each person's responsibilities are.

Now, this is not easy! The following are some of the situations that could arise. Analyse them and propose what the best solution would be in each case:

  • Someone in the class is not paying the right quota.
  • Due to the economic situation at home, somebody in the class cannot pay all of the quotas for the field trip.
  • To get the money you need for the trip, it is important that when you organize something, everybody takes part... but that's not always what happens.
  • Not everybody accepts their responsibilities.
  • Some may think it is not important that everyone going on the field trip pay a quota.
  • Two people in the class do not want to take part in the activities organized to raise money for the trip.

Have you noticed?

Field trip and public services? What have they got in common?

How many questions arise when preparing a field trip? How many discussions arise? How many decisions have to be taken?

Something similar happens in the society in which we live. The town councils (at municipal level), the provincial government (in Gipuzkoa) and the Basque government (in the autonomous community as a whole), all have great responsibilities, organizing and governing their territories. This means making the necessary decisions to achieve the economic resources (money) to make it possible to offer us, the citizens, the services we require.

Through the different assignments and tasks on this website, you can get a better idea of the various public institutions better, together with the services they offer, and you can see where to get the money to make all of this possible.