Umm sorry how much?

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)

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17 Responses to Umm sorry how much?

  1. Darlene says:

    That is a lot of money. I would have had trouble coming up with that amount as a young mom too.

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  2. That does sound exorbitant, how many families even in normal times would afford that!

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  3. That’s unreasonable for them to ask. Is there no financial assistance for the trip? Should Monkey start a car wash?

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  4. Simon says:

    That’s just bollocks if you ask me… that kind of money is beyond most right now

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  5. Carol anne says:

    jesus! Thats outrageous! 500 pounds? man alive!

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