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AIBU for £900!

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NCsally Fri 05-Apr-19 22:46:30

AIBU to think £900 for a 4 day school trip for 13/14 year olds is a tad excessive?? I would understand if it's a private school or even a school in an affluent area but it isn't! It's a poor area with very low wage jobs! Parents can barely afford school lunches let alone £900 for a trip which doesn't even include spending money etc angry

cuppycakey Fri 05-Apr-19 22:48:45

Depends on where it is to really.

It's optional so if the situation is as you describe, I guess very few students will be going.

BackforGood Fri 05-Apr-19 22:49:03

Seems a huge amount.
Where to ? / What they doing ?

Chocolateisfab Fri 05-Apr-19 22:49:31

When dd started secondary school in 2017 the ski trip was £1800. And we live in a 'poor' area!!

squashedgrape Fri 05-Apr-19 22:51:49

Hm, it's a pretty average price from what I've experienced. Is it skiing? We've managed to avoid that one so far!
If it's not an educational one I'd say avoid it. If it's a history one then try and go as I think they are the most interesting for the topic they are learning about.

Nothininmenoggin Fri 05-Apr-19 22:51:51

YANBU at all that's over £200 per day! Ridiculous amount of money for 4 days. That's the price of a family holiday got most people.

ScienceIsTruth Fri 05-Apr-19 22:55:07

It might be that you're subsidising some of the children going, if it's not an optional trip.
Ours were always expensive because the parents that had to pay subsidised those that didn't. Eg, trip that would cost £300 for 30 children (so £10/child) would cost £15 per child as only 20 out of the 30 children in the class would be asked to pay, as the other children received free school meals and so weren't expected to pay.

That does seem really expensive though.

C0untDucku1a Fri 05-Apr-19 22:56:08

Depends where to!

olderthanyouthink Fri 05-Apr-19 22:59:10

We had a (skiing) trip like that come up when I was in year 8 (trip was the year after but we were given loads of warning), it coincided with The Great Recession so most of us didn't even bother asking.

breadzeb Fri 05-Apr-19 23:00:51

AIBU to think £900 for a 4 day school trip for 13/14 year olds is a tad excessive??

YABU to expect anyone to know the answer without knowing where the trip is to hmm

MatthewBramble Fri 05-Apr-19 23:04:20

Depends where it's going? South America - "no". South Croydon - "yes".

OwlinaTree Fri 05-Apr-19 23:04:24

science the school shouldn't be doing that. They should fund the shortfall, not other parents.

commenting11 Fri 05-Apr-19 23:05:49

Depends where too. I’m paying £900 for 10 days in Italy.

NCsally Fri 05-Apr-19 23:08:40

It's £900 for a 4 day school trip for 13 year olds surely it shouldn't matter where it is it's the fact it's bloody £900 hmm

LazyLizzy Fri 05-Apr-19 23:10:40

Of course it matters.

Flight to New York or coach to Skegness.
Bit of a difference comparing value for money.

breadzeb Fri 05-Apr-19 23:11:22

It's £900 for a 4 day school trip for 13 year olds surely it shouldn't matter where it is it's the fact it's bloody £900 hmm

Actually it's the most important factor when deciding whether YABU.

I'm really struggling to understand why you think it's not relevant. Surely you must know the relationship between what you pay and what you get 🤷🏻‍♀️

Foslady Fri 05-Apr-19 23:11:40

Is it to Spain? Same price dd’s School charged for 4 day’s there, luckily eve dd baulked at that!

beenhereages1 Fri 05-Apr-19 23:14:18

Of course it matters OP! Is it a compulsory trip?

babysharkah Fri 05-Apr-19 23:15:36

If course it matters! Skiing trips at dts school are 1500, they won't be going.

housewifeoflittleitaly Fri 05-Apr-19 23:15:46

I personally don’t thinks it’s a huge amount however as others have said it depends where too?!

Also the school must think it’s worth it if that’s what they have chosen, maybe because the kids don’t get to go to such places with family.

Orchidflower1 Fri 05-Apr-19 23:16:49

It matters so we can judge if it’s reasonable op. May stick cost a lot of money but it’s whether is value for money.

SpeckledyHen Fri 05-Apr-19 23:17:37

Of course it matters where it is - my sons have had the opportunity of school trips to the Caribbean or New York or Swanage ! ( They only went to Swanage )

commenting11 Fri 05-Apr-19 23:19:14

It’s vital information to work out if it’s a fair price.

jessicawessica Fri 05-Apr-19 23:20:32

DS2 (YR6) have a 3 day trip to London £390 and they have to pay separate for their own lunch as not included.
when I told the school he wouldn't be going because I could pay for 7 days abroad for that, they said he would be missing out on "a once in a lifetime opportunity".
I literally spat my coffee out over the phone at that one. It's not exactly Rome is it?
For £900 I would expect a tour of the Grand Canyon with sarnies thrown in.

myhamsteratefreddiestarr Fri 05-Apr-19 23:21:20

Our school runs a few expensive trips but always limited places and in the holidays so not everyone goes .

YABU as cost is relevant if it’s skiing or an expensive country.

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