• £3,000 for a school trip - you must be joking?

    22 days ago - By The Guardian

    From skiing holidays in New England to netball tours to Sri Lanka, more and more schools are offering their pupils adventures of a lifetime. But at what cost to the kids who can't afford to go - and the social division that creates? ‘ This school trip to BORNEO costs THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED ENGLISH POUNDS,” began an animated conversation on Twitter this week. The author of the tweet was a mother whose 15-year-old son had been invited by his school to travel to south-east Asia. Was he at Eton, one puzzled respondent asked. No, she replied, it was her son's “bog standard secondary”...
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