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Poor teachers!

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Poor teachers!

I understand that there are quite a few schools wondering if they'll be able to open on Monday, following the holidays, because so many teachers are stuck abroad.  It's a hard life  Huh
John
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scootie
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my kids are going skool even if i have to take the bolt cropers to the front gates. They have started to slowly send me  Crazy the past few days
pierre_pierre
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Re: Poor teachers!

oh yeh
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Many schools run trips at Easter and have been hit by the flight bans.
In Hertfordshire alone, 352 children are stuck abroad on school trips in 11 different countries from Iceland itself to Hong Kong.
WildRose52
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I bet the kids themselves are not complaining.
It will feel like a great adventure to them & wont be in a rush to get back to school.
The teachers too are getting an extended holiday (probably with pay)
So that only leaves the parents....  who I would imagine will be worried if the situation goes on
beyond a few days.
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It will be interesting to see who picks up the bill for all this.  Insurance companies are initially invoking 'act of God' to avoid paying claims.
WildRose52
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Artmo, I wondered how long it would be before they did that lol.
One thing is certain, its going to have a very detrimental effect on
the airline companies, and tourist trade generally, if it continues.
Not to mention the effect on businesses when their employees cant
get back to return to work after their holidays.
At this time of year, its oft the case as one employee gets back, then
other employees take their holiday, and it wont be practical to now do
that if some cant return to work.
Lots of volcano news here :
http://www.infopig.com/keywords/Volcano.html
Loombucket
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There's also going to be a serious shortage of imported cut flowers in the supermarkets - they may even be forced to by British, or even worse, LOCALLY.
Shame, innit?  Grin
WildRose52
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Is it?
Much depends how feel about flowers being grown for profit I suppose.
Personally, I prefer to see flowers growing.
Another profession which could be badly hit (should it continue indefinitely)
is the MEDICAL profession.
As far as I`m aware when doctors go away they either bring in emergency
cover, or in the case of surgeries with several GPs, their colleagues cover
for the absence of one doctor.
I dont know about others on here, but initially when the volcano first erupted,
I didnt personally think of all these other issues.
Its all to easy, in our busy lives, I guess to merely think `this topic doesnt
affect me because I`m not travelling`
When we do realise just how much it could affect us all, then it brings the
realisation of how true it is that our country is interconnected with the big
wide world, and when one is affected, we are all affected. 
True what they say:  `No man is an island`  - we do rely on others, as they
too rely on us.
WildRose52
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Volcano illustrates world's interconnectedness
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20100416/D9F4EAE80.html


pierre_pierre
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One small group of Essex School people stuck in China are trying to go to the F1 race while they are stuck, Must have a lot of money left over Roll eyes Roll eyes
David_W
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I think (and I may be wrong on this) if the air service is unable to service you (fly you back) then they have to make alternative arrangements for you, for instance a bus or a train or something, as it's not possible to catch a train from China my understanding is that the airline will have to find accommodation for you and put you up until they are able to fly you home (at the airlines expense).  But as I said, I may be wrong but I think that's the way it works.
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I wouldn't like to take a bet on it dgwebb! I suspect most airlines are falling back on "act of god" which allows them a lot of leeway. It will depend on the small print conditions prevailing at the time of booking the ticket. Probably scheduled flight passengers will be far better catered for than package tours. There have been a lot of complaints from passengers in the Canaries who have been ignored by Monarch, and largely left to fend for themselves. A lot of the problem is of course that the airlines don't really know what is happening next.
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So many planes will be out of position it will take a while to get schedules back to normal once they can fly again.
David_W
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My aunt phoned earlier, she's in America.  The news over there seems to suggest that over here in the UK we're all struggling to find gas masks to survive the torrents of broken glass pouring from the skies and filling our lungs!  And we thought The Sun was bad.  I know if you are near a volcano when it explodes, well, not near, but not far either, you suffocate because of breathing in the dust and stuff, but that's the first I've heard of people in the UK having to stay in doors with gas masks.
Addnan
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My uncle and his kids are stuck abroad and won't make it back in time for school.