New NatEx partnership helps children get outdoors

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A discounted travel rate from NETS will allow more schools to take advantage of the National Park. NATIONAL EXPRESS

The South Downs National park has teamed up with National Express Transport Solutions (NETS) to enable more schoolchildren to enjoy trips to the National Park. The National Park has teamed up with NETS to offer schools based in southern England discounted travel to over 100 attractions and venues in the Park, including all manner of nature and heritage-based activities.

The partnership was announced as the National Park’s Outdoor Learning Grant was opened for applications from schools across the south east, allowing teachers to apply for a grant of between £300 and £500 to cover travel costs. The partnership with National Express Transport Solutions provides affordable, school transport at a reduced rate of £295 during school hours.

Jiten Desai, Head of Regional Sales and Commercial Planning for National Express Transport Solutions, said: “As a leading school transportation specialist National Express Transport Solutions provides affordable, safe and reliable travel for school groups across the UK and we are delighted to have partnered with the South Downs National Park. We look forward to providing dedicated travel for hundreds of children across the south of England so that they can enjoy enriching, educational experiences at some of the many South Downs National Park attractions.”

National Express Transport Solutions comprises a network of operators including Lucketts Travel, Mortons Travel and Worthing Coaches which will be the local operators providing transport as part of the partnership.