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Autumn0909 Mon 27-Mar-17 19:29:29

I'm posting this as I disagree with a friend, who told me something that happened to them last week (I won't say which person in the story the friend is) and it got me thinking - who is BU?
It doesn't really matter, as I didn't feel the need to voice my opinion and risk an argument with a dear friend,although I'd be interested to hear the opinions of others.
Last week, a class of 10 year olds went on a school trip and each child was responsible for their belongings (coat and lunch bag, basically). After the trip was over, at home time, child said they'd left their lunch bag at the visit site. The teacher phoned where they'd visited and yes, it was there.
Whose responsibility is it to collect the bag? The teacher or parent? If it matters, the visit site is about half an hour's drive away.

TheNaze73 Mon 27-Mar-17 19:30:07

The parent

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 27-Mar-17 19:30:41

I'd say the parent.

SmitheringSmithison Mon 27-Mar-17 19:31:16

Parent

CaptainBraandPants Mon 27-Mar-17 19:31:20

Agree with Naze, the parent.

IndianaMoleWoman Mon 27-Mar-17 19:31:34

Parent.

teacher54321 Mon 27-Mar-17 19:32:05

Parent. At 10 the child is old enough to take responsibility for their own possessions.

DaisyBlameless Mon 27-Mar-17 19:32:13

The parent..I'm guessing you're the teacher?

QueenOfTheCatBastards Mon 27-Mar-17 19:32:16

Parent.

VladmirsPoutine Mon 27-Mar-17 19:32:26

The parent. I can't understand the alternative argument that would render it the teacher's responsibility.

Thank fuck it's 30mins drive away - what if it were in another European country!

Smitff Mon 27-Mar-17 19:32:35

The parent in behalf of the child

AlmaMartyr Mon 27-Mar-17 19:33:10

The parent

Screwinthetuna Mon 27-Mar-17 19:33:37

I'd say the parent is now, but it was the teacher's responsibility to ensure that all children had their belongings while lining up for the coach home.

doublesnap Mon 27-Mar-17 19:33:44

The parent.

DermotOLogical Mon 27-Mar-17 19:33:46

Parent.

TowerRavenSeven Mon 27-Mar-17 19:34:03

Absolutely the parent!!

strongswans Mon 27-Mar-17 19:34:22

The parent of course

QueenOfTheCatBastards Mon 27-Mar-17 19:35:23

Screwin at 10 it was the child's job not to lose their stuff. The teacher is responsible for the child, not the child's junk.

chipauchoc Mon 27-Mar-17 19:35:44

Parent

anyoldname76 Mon 27-Mar-17 19:36:04

the parent. although i probably wouldnt bother to go and get it. they are only a few quid in home bargain

EllaHen Mon 27-Mar-17 19:36:45

Definitely the parent.

10 year old needs to learn responsibility.

harderandharder2breathe Mon 27-Mar-17 19:37:00

Parents

Anyone who thinks it's the teachers has clearly never been responsible for 30 children on a trip!

Ten year olds are more than old enough to take responsibility for their own things without constant nagging.

Universitychallenging Mon 27-Mar-17 19:37:44

Parent. But unless it was a particularly special lunch bag I probably wouldn't bother. They're only a few quid and the cost of peteol will make it hardly worth it.

Fruitcocktail6 Mon 27-Mar-17 19:38:35

Parent

nokidshere Mon 27-Mar-17 19:39:08

The parents. as long as the teacher had already asked everyone to make sure they had all their belongings with them when getting back on the coach.

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