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School Trip to Morocco

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Goldsand · 17/10/2022 19:00

My DDs secondary school have just announced they will be doing a school trip in the next school year to Morocco for my daughters year.

It’s normally Iceland but they have changed it to Morocco this time.

A couple of other mums have said they won’t be sending their kids as they don’t think it’s safe to send their teen girls there.

Iv never been personally but I thought it was a safe country overall.

However, now I’m doubting myself …. I was going to agree to her going even though i think it’s steep as it’s over £1,000.

So…

YABU - It’s safe, don’t worry about it.
YANBU - I would never send my teen child there on a school trip.

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Am I being unreasonable?

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formulatingAresponse · 17/10/2022 19:02

It's a strange choice

Oopsiedaisyy · 17/10/2022 19:03

Depends where they are going, Marrakesh is very western in its approach to female tourists and had no issues travelling alone

OperaStation · 17/10/2022 19:04

It’s an odd choice. Far more difficult to keen a load of kids safe in Morocco vs Iceland. Have they said why they have chosen it?

TheVanguardSix · 17/10/2022 19:04

I agree. Very strange choice. What’s the itinerary like?

Meredusoleil · 17/10/2022 19:04
  1. I have been to Morocco.
  2. What subject is the trip for?
  3. Which year group(s)?
  4. How long for?
  5. £1000 is far too expensive imho for a school trip. Unless it's skiing, which I doubt it is.


Whether I said yes or no would depend somewhat on yhe answers to the above and whether my dd wanted to go.

Does your dd want to go?
MojoMoon · 17/10/2022 19:06

Is it a World Challenge/Duke of Edinburgh style adventure trip with trekking/hiking etc?

Goldsand · 17/10/2022 19:08

The schools been asked why Morocco but haven’t replied yet.

Itinerary is along the lines of this..

2 nights in Marrakesh
2 nights in Ourzazate
1 night in a camping in the desert with camel rides etc

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Deguster · 17/10/2022 19:09

Hiking in the Atlas Mountains - yes
Sexual assault in the Medina - fuck no

I think Morocco is a shithole personally so I wouldn’t drop a grand on it - plenty of nicer places to go.

mamabear715 · 17/10/2022 19:10

Tbh I'd have worried about my DD's having a few nights in Cleethorpes, lol, so maybe I'm not the right person to reply! But £1,000.. ouch..

hesbeingabitofadick · 17/10/2022 19:10

YANBU.

Goldsand · 17/10/2022 19:10

Meredusoleil · 17/10/2022 19:04

  1. I have been to Morocco.
  2. What subject is the trip for?
  3. Which year group(s)?
  4. How long for?
  5. £1000 is far too expensive imho for a school trip. Unless it's skiing, which I doubt it is.


Whether I said yes or no would depend somewhat on yhe answers to the above and whether my dd wanted to go.

Does your dd want to go?

Geography I think, 5 nights and year 8.

She did until her school friend she isn’t allowed to go as it’s not safe.

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LIZS · 17/10/2022 19:12

Ridiculous cost.

AMDB5 · 17/10/2022 19:13

£1k for five nights in Morocco, one of which is camping!

Phillipa12 · 17/10/2022 19:14

My ds is going hiking in the Atlas.mountains next year with school. It's the second trip to Morocco they have organised after the success of their first trip. My 15 year old niece went on that first trip and loved it.

PicaK · 17/10/2022 19:14

Gosh it looks amazing. And a brilliant exposure to a different culture. There's an awareness of safety needed. But in a guided tour /big group they should be fine. I'd be more keen on this than a skiing jolly.

hatetheplayernotthegame · 17/10/2022 19:14

Deguster · 17/10/2022 19:09

Hiking in the Atlas Mountains - yes
Sexual assault in the Medina - fuck no

I think Morocco is a shithole personally so I wouldn’t drop a grand on it - plenty of nicer places to go.

www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/18/moroccan-court-orders-death-penalty-for-jihadists-who-beheaded-tourists

Meredusoleil · 17/10/2022 19:14

Goldsand · 17/10/2022 19:10

Geography I think, 5 nights and year 8.

She did until her school friend she isn’t allowed to go as it’s not safe.

No, I don't think I would be too keen tbh.
Will they be flying there?

I went for a week with my family as an adult. It was the North of the country close to Spain. Let's just say I'm in no hurry to return!

Hbh17 · 17/10/2022 19:20

Sounds fantastic. Morocco is a lovely country, and the group will be well supervised.
Don't teach her to fear new places & things just because some people are overly cautious.
If you can afford it, then it would be an amazing opportunity for your daughter - she should definitely go.

Goldsand · 17/10/2022 19:23

Meredusoleil · 17/10/2022 19:14

No, I don't think I would be too keen tbh.
Will they be flying there?

I went for a week with my family as an adult. It was the North of the country close to Spain. Let's just say I'm in no hurry to return!

Yea they will be flying there.

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purplejungle · 17/10/2022 19:23

I went on a trip like this in y8 and it was brilliant

leatherboundbooks · 17/10/2022 19:25

My teen daughter did this from school and had a great time, felt safe in a group, and enjoyed the souk.

TheHoover · 17/10/2022 19:27

Morocco is a wonderful choice for a school trip.

feellikeanalien · 17/10/2022 19:30

I went to Morocco in the 90s with my ex-H for a day trip from Gibraltar. It totally put me off ever going again. We were constantly hassled and it felt very unsafe (various dodgy people at the port offering to take us for a trip into the mountains!!) I would never send my teenage daughter there.

Itloggedmeoutagain · 17/10/2022 19:31

£1000 for five nights!
Personally I couldn't justify that

GertrudePerkinsPaperyThing · 17/10/2022 19:31

No, my Dd would not be going. I’d probably use the £1k to take my kids to Iceland instead!

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