Single mother is asked to pay £1850 for school trip to South Africa | Daily Mail Online A mother has hit out at her child’s school after being told it will cost almost £2,000 to send her on a trip to South Africa. Louise Worrell, 32, said she is unable to afford the £1,850 fee quoted by Woodcote High School and will have to let her excited 13-year-old daughter Nevaeh down by telling her she can’t go to Cape Town. It comes as research by union the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers shows parents are coming under more pressure from staff to splash out on school trips to exotic locations. And single mother Ms Worrell, of Croydon, south London, branded the school’s plan for next Easter ‘ridiculous’. Do you have these expensive trips in the US ? When I was 15 my Mam paid for me to go skiing in Italy and it was an amazing week. But that cost £100 and all the family chipped in. We paid £1k to send the daughter to the US a few years ago and she loved it. But it was at a time when we were both working and could afford it. Is it fair to kids from poor families who have to miss out ? It doesnt encourage any sort of fellowship. Couldnt they go somewhere a bit cheaper where the whole class could take part ?