New stretch target
The total cost for the entire trip, for all of our Year 6 children to come, is £2,250.
Any funds pledged, that take us over our £500 target, will go towards reducing the cost of the trip for children. If we raise £2,500, we will not only be able to take every single child with us, regardless of the parental income, but also be able to give every child £5 to spend in the gift shop!
We want to fund our Year 6 children's trip on The London Eye.
About the project
I teach at a primary school in Heysham, with quite a large amount of deprived children.
Every year we take our Year 6 children to London for a post-SATs trip. It gives them something to look forward to and, for many of them, it is the first time they've ever been so far away from the Lancaster/Morecambe area.
As EDF Energy runs the local power station, and sponsored the London Eye, they used to pay for tickets. Unfortunately, the new sponsors (Coca Cola) have said they can't offer tickets. The tickets are £14.00, and there are currently 30 children going.
The total cost for each child is £50, which includes return train, London Eye trip, and dinner before returning home. This cost has been slightly reduced by a small donation from a local small business. It would be amazing if we could lessen the cost even more, as this would allow more of the children to go (there are 45 children in total).
The £500 target will pay for the 30 children who are already signed up to go on The London Eye, and reduce the cost for 5 others who have not signed up yet due to the cost.