Hi everyone- I've done a lot of trips abroad over the years, and always taken people on first come, first served basis, come what may. As a result I have taken some interesting characters, but give or take a few mishaps, it has always worked. However, I haven't done a trip for a while, and I'm about to start organising one. In the time out from trips, I have observed many horror stories, which now make me think I should be a bit more selective about the pupils I take. Also considering the year group, there are one or two who I would certainly not want to be responsible for abroad- they would ruin it for the others. So my question is, how do I go about selection? Our SMT seem quite unwilling to support staff who have wanted to remove people from trips pre-departure. I think the solution would be to bar naughty people from the very start, but someone mumbled in the staff room that it may be illegal to select pupils based on their behaviour records? My ideas are - limit the numbers ( to create a need for selection process, and then... -have a magic hat, which magically only produces the names of good pupils Or - do an application form, selecting the best aplications ( a bit like a job application, naughty kids probably wouldn't be bothered to fill it in.) Or -say in the letter - in the event of over subscription, places will be allocated based on behaviour record ( my preferred option, but see comment above about legality) Any other suggestions? Or if you have tried any of the above, any advice? Thanks in advance!