“There is little awareness of what it's like to live on a very tight income." Parent
Schools are being asked to consider the financial impact of fun events and special occasions on children living in poverty.
A new study reveals just how little access disadvantaged children actually have to fully enjoying school events such as fairs, book sales, fundraising activities, dress-up or non-uniform days, proms, residential trips, and leavers’ celebrations.
Published by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and Children North East, the report, entitled The cost of having fun at school, is based on research involving more than 8,000 pupils in 32 schools across England, Scotland and Wales.
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