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What to give brilliant staff as a thank you.

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DrSeuss Wed 14-Jun-17 07:45:07

I'm a former MFL teacher and have done a lot of residential trips, here and abroad, so I know what the staff at my daughter's school are giving by taking Y5 to London for three days, especially right now.
I always give staff something nice, just for them to enjoy on the trip. Last time it was wine, crisps, dips and chocolate but that was a UK trip traveling by bus. This time they are going by train so I thought maybe a Costa voucher with enough on it for all staff to have a posh coffee and a bun. dH says this is impractical but I can see a scenario where the kids stop for a drink and sit down and one of the staff does a quick Costa run. All other ideas welcome. Thanks.

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BrouetteChouette Wed 14-Jun-17 07:52:50

I'm not a teacher (I lurk around here as I briefly taught MFL whilst on a teacher training course), but I think your suggestion of a voucher sounds lovely! I'm sure the teachers will really appreciate it.

Do you have a rough idea of how many teachers are going? I'm just asking this in case perhaps your DH felt that it would be too expensive to buy something for everyone. It sounds like a great idea - really thoughtful smile

DrSeuss Wed 14-Jun-17 17:32:28

Five I think. I don't drink coffee- how much is OK? 20-25?

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Allthebestnamesareused Thu 15-Jun-17 10:22:47

I would give them all an individual £5 one saying hopefully you'll have a chance to use this on the trip but if they don't they have the chance to use it at their own individual convenience

Bobbiepin Fri 16-Jun-17 23:53:24

Coffee is always appreciated. I'd love it if my school had more parents like you!

MaddieBoots Sat 17-Jun-17 10:30:49

Yy - individual vouchers more practical

voobylooby Sat 17-Jun-17 10:50:23

Definitely an individual voucher per member of staff.
What a lovely gesture, given that many parents don't even say a quick thank you when they pick children up!

DrSeuss Sat 17-Jun-17 18:37:41

So I bought five vouchers, each with a fiver on it.

I once gave up my whole Whit half term to run a trip to Germany for forty kids. Not one child or parent thanked the staff on return. That's why I will be continuing to do this!

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Piratesandpants Sat 17-Jun-17 18:44:54

Brilliant idea, lovely thought and will be much appreciated.

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