This is outrageous. It’s a major event in the children’s
lives and no child should be left out. Let’s get something clear – children most
definitely will remember not being able to go, which is precisely why it should
be affordable, somehow, either fund assistance or parents.
No reason why the extras should be compulsory but the coach trip
will be more than you’d expect with fuel prices as they are.
This minds me of children’s birthday parties, where kids can’t
go because they have to spend £10 on a present, and some families can’t host
one because they have to spend £10 on a present for each guest. What the kids
enjoy is being together and having fun. Let’s get back to ground zero
Perhaps we could be a bit more mindful please of people who put themselves forward to set up and run these events in their spare time, for no pay, for others benefits. If you don’t like what they are doing, then you can always step-up and volunteer to do it yourself.The State is actively pushing to increase the volunteer sector and the directional of travel is clear - some essential services that you and your loved ones rely on today and are provided by the State for a cost, might be reliant on the goodwill of volunteers in the future.
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