Jayne Grange, 40, said her son, Adam Jobson, had been constantly reminded of his bad luck in the weeks leading up to the trip. She said: “Another thing that upset him was that the teachers and the kids were all talking about it in lessons.
“It felt like they were rubbing it in their faces.”What, no-one can mention this trip to avoid upsetting your precious little darling? Well, maybe the disappointment is a bit too raw, so soo...
The affected families were told in November their children would not be going on the trip, after paying for the outing in October.I think he ought to have got over it by now, love!
Mrs Smith said she then had a meeting with the headteacher in the hope of sorting the issue. She said: “I didn’t want these children's last memory of the school to be of deep disappointment but sadly it was to no avail.Jesus Christ, they've told him a school trip is over subscribed, not shot his granny in front of him!
“I also pointed out how heartless it seemed to tell the children that day and not at least to have had the decency to let parents know first in order that they could be there to offer a shoulder to the children involved.”And when he gets sacked from a job (should he get one), will you demand that his boss lets you onto the premises to comfort him first?
The school must wonder why they even bother...
Ms Mellor said that other activities were being put on for the children this week at school including Bikeability and swimming. She said: “We had a parents evening back in November where we made it perfectly clear that there was only a certain number of places and if it was oversubscribed then there would be a process to go through, which is a standard policy used in schools.In fact, there's a certain amount of (well deserved) exasperation in their statement:
“It needs to be said that these residential trips would not be able to go ahead if it wasn’t for the commitment and dedication of the members of staff.”Quite! And we wonder why today's generation seem so utterly incapable of coping with any little setback. Philip Larkin was right.