Undated handout photo of pupils from St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, Saffron Waldon, Essex, on a visit to nearby stately home, Audley End, thanks to a new free school bus scheme announced today by English Heritage. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday May 7, 2013. Schools that cannot afford the travel expense of taking pupils on trips are to have the costs covered by English Heritage, it was announced today. The price of around 7,500 coaches to take children to historic sites each year is to be paid for by donations and legacies to the public body. English Heritage said that around 10,000 state schools in England are eligible to apply for the History Bus scheme, and it expects around 30,000 youngsters will benefit this year. See PA story EDUCATION Trips. Photo credit should read: Clare Kendall/English Heritage/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.