Today we took two yr4 classes on a local environment trip. This involved walking the children to a central location for a certain time. We did this, after crossing numerous main roads in the city centre, trying to keep the children and parents together!!!! We were then late walking back for dinnertime, making it for the last 10 minutes and having several children so tired on the walk back that one twisted her leg, whilst others fell, tripped and lost shoes!!! All of this was then followed by having to then walk to another location for sport in the afternoon, and then walk back! The risk assessment was rushed through by a senior manager who has no idea what a hazard is!!! May I point out that we followed the risk assessment and that the days events were also planned by the same senior manager. Having just soaked my feet in a foot bath, my question is, do we ask far too much of children on enrichment trips?