I'm sorry but this is a moaning post, so if you don't fancy me wittering on about school, click off now.
We received a letter from Thomas' High School yesterday saying that a Team Building Induction day has been organised during the last week of September at a cost of £35.
As usual, and this is really beginning to annoy me because whenever money is concerned it's always the same, if you are a pupil who meets the criteria you don't have to pay. I'm sorry, but I'm getting mightily fed up of this. The odd bit of money here and there is OK and I try not to think too much about who isn't having to cough up again, but asking for £35 to do a bit of building and archery when a good percentage of children won't be paying is taking the mickey.
It's so the pupils can get to know each other. What a load of tosh. Many of them are going with friends from primary and those they don't know on the first day they probably will do by 25th September when this is taking place.
So I've sent an e-mail to the school asking why they can't all just walk down to the local park where there's a big field and at a cost of £0.00 for everybody concerned do a bit of team building there.
For goodness sake, they're 11 years old. Who thinks up this c**p that costs some parents money. And it's not about not being able to afford it, it's about always having to pay.
As yet I've not received a reply and because I don't want a photo of my angry face on here today's photo is a random one of Thomas blowing bubbles.