The cost of school trips

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    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 ?
     
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    Our schools can't even afford field trips to the zoo because the insurance and buses are too expensive. Parents declare it's a "free education" so they don't even pay for pencils and paper.
     
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    And you keep voting for the people who make it that way. Serves you right.
     
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    Really? Prove that anyone I voted for made it that way. Ready? Go.
     
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    Well Tommy, if a person REALLY wants to travel and is willing to work for it, there is always joining the Navy. I did that when I was 18, and by the time I retired, I had been to 26 different countries, and 49 different states, only missing Alaska.
     
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    Ive seen American kids in several European cities. How does that happen ?
     
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    I'm not sure about details, but my brother, a middle school teacher, has taken his students on such jaunts around Europe for years. He loves the travel, the kids love the travel, but I don't know who pays for it all.
     
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    If I remember correctly my high school class trip went to Washington DC. I didn't bother and had already been there anyway.

    My little brother on the other hand got to go to Moscow. Lucky BASTID.
     
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    Jolly good. What about when you were 15 ?
     
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    Most times, it's because the family has money that they are able to spend. And, there are a lot of people here in America who believe that traveling abroad is good for a person, because it exposes them to other cultures and makes them a well rounded person.
     
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