We recently got an email for the school regarding residential trip for monkey. Its 5 days away, which would be the longest time he has been away from us, but its at a sporting center which looks like he is going to have a whale of a time.
I have to drop him off at the place and pick him up, to give you an idea that it is not in a different country, its fairly near us, although its a bugger to get to on public transport.
food included, the sports included etc, so its looking like a great time all for the mere £500 nearly $600 (US) 582 Euro, nearly $800 (canadian) $879 (australian) to be fair it doesnt seem to matter what currency I put it in, my jaw is dropping each and every time.
And that is for one child, there are 120 kids in his year minimum and I get that has to pay for the teachers, although they are asking for volunteers. But fucking hell, we are going through a massive slump in the economy, families are starving and they want £500 off me, its going to have to be a no from us, I do wonder how many other families are going to have to turn it down, for that amount of money I can get a flight to Nepals for a week (no hotel)