Thursday, 6 September 2007

School uniform

Short story from my day. A parent has 2 children, a 3 and a 4 year old. The 4 year old has just got a place at primary school so she, understandably, decides to move her younger one away to the nursery class of the new school so she doesn't have to try to be in two places at 9am every morning.

She's on income support.

The school has a uniform.

A sweatshirt (with school logo). A white t-shirt (with school logo). A book bag (with school logo).

For 2 children to have 2 sweatshirts, 2 t-shirts and a book bag each costs more than £60.

She's on income support.

She gets £40 from a charity set up to help parents who can't afford uniforms; and she doesn't eat for two days.