To keep dd off school?

(39 Posts)
VivaLeBeaver Tue 25-Jun-13 17:04:45

She is 12yo, going on a school trip.

Trip is paid for (£50), get letter last week with details of what they need, etc. They won't be back at school until 1am.

If I'd known this before I'd have never said she could go.

Kids have been told they MUST be at school the following day. DD told her teacher that I'd said I didn't think she'd be fit for school the next day and her teacher has yelled at her. Saying everyone else will make it so she better had.

I've bloody booked the day off work as there's no way I can be at work at 7am if I'm not going to be in bed until 2am. So I'm pissed off over that as well.

Startail Tue 25-Jun-13 19:16:25

Honestly, I can't believe this thread.

She's 12 not 6.

BellaVita Tue 25-Jun-13 19:18:08

DS (16) went on those trips - we live in York so a fair distance from London. The school said to us (via letter/email) that they didn't have to be in school until say break time the next day.

crunchbag Tue 25-Jun-13 19:21:44

Surely a 12yo can survive on a couple of hours sleep once in a while. No big deal imo.

marriedinwhiteagain Tue 25-Jun-13 20:09:22

actually viva dd has learnt a hard lesson in keeping her trap shut. She'll have a great time, she might just be a tad tired and ready for bed by 7ish the night after.

MyBoysAreFab Tue 25-Jun-13 20:57:58

DS' High School have activity days at the start of June, a couple of these involve getting home after midnight. DS2 had an awards night last night and it was about eleven by the time he went to bed. These are exceptions and I don't have any problem with it, it is great that they get the opportunity to do things like this - just make sure that there are a couple of early nights before and after.

Spikeytree Tue 25-Jun-13 21:39:08

The teacher running the trip will be under pressure to make sure that it doesn't impact on the next day. If lots of children have the day off the trip probably won't run again as it will have an impact on attendance figures. My school has a target of 95 % attendance so lots of kids off for a day here and there can be a huge problem.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 25-Jun-13 21:44:14

Fingers crossed she will sleep on the coach. I'll tell her to man up and drag her out of bed the next morning. Or if she's really bad maybe take her in mid morning.

PiggyPlumPie Tue 25-Jun-13 21:45:00

DD (13) went to Barcelona last year as part of activities days. Their delayed flight got them home around 2 am and she managed to get up for school the next day.

She had a blast telling her pals about it and chatting with the teachers. She wouldn't have missed that day for the world.

Yes she was tired that night but soon got over it.

FionaJT Tue 25-Jun-13 21:56:04

My dd took part in a Young Voices concert this winter, she was not quite 8. The whole coachload of 8-11yr olds arrived back at around midnight and the vast majority of them (my dd included) were in school the next day, and it was expected that they would be. They were all fine!

ZZZenagain Tue 25-Jun-13 21:58:02

I would keep her home

LondonBus Tue 25-Jun-13 21:58:37

I don't think "My DC did that so your DC can too" is helpful.

See how she goes, Viva. If she's tired, phone in and say she's ill.

Startail Tue 25-Jun-13 22:04:32

The 95% thing is bloody ridiclous and another piece of Gove/Ofsted failing to trust schools, parents and pupils do anything sensible.

You can't have a day off if your coach breaks down and gets back at 3am.

You can't declare a days extra study leave even though (for complex, but reasonable reasons) Y11 have voted with their feet.

You have to close if it snows even if the 50% non bus DCs can get to school.

littlewhitebag Tue 25-Jun-13 22:05:18

She will be fine. One late night / early morning will not kill her.

littleducks Tue 25-Jun-13 22:09:42

I couldn't do it so I wouldn't expect my kids to

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