World Book Day, Princess Dress from Sainsbury's for £8
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World Book Day, Princess Dress from Sainsbury's for £8

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Found 23rd Feb
I went into my local store today And purchased this dress that was marked down from £16 (Instore only)
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As I understand it, this world book day is supposed to encourage children to read more books by giving them a discount voucher, or use it to get one of a small selection for free.
This scheme will presumably help those who are on a low income, so that lack of money cannot be used to say why your child cannot read more books.

Now to my point.......... as always with schools these days, some idiot thought of making it fun for kids to dress up with some theme or other, so parents will often feel obliged to rush out and spend money on a costume or some form of clothes for their child, so the child doesn't feel left out of the fun......

How does that help those on a low income ??????

I have friends living in a deprived area (official classification by local authority), and they dread these things at the school, because they actually honestly cannot afford to keep buying new things for each themed event, whether this one or just a case of ''everyone wear something yellow tomorrow.... or tartan, or blue or whatever''.... so if they don't have anything suitable already, they need to spend more money so their children are not ashamed of being the 'poor' kids who cannot afford anything.
kamenitzabrit24th Feb

As I understand it, this world book day is supposed to encourage children …As I understand it, this world book day is supposed to encourage children to read more books by giving them a discount voucher, or use it to get one of a small selection for free.This scheme will presumably help those who are on a low income, so that lack of money cannot be used to say why your child cannot read more books.Now to my point.......... as always with schools these days, some idiot thought of making it fun for kids to dress up with some theme or other, so parents will often feel obliged to rush out and spend money on a costume or some form of clothes for their child, so the child doesn't feel left out of the fun......How does that help those on a low income ??????I have friends living in a deprived area (official classification by local authority), and they dread these things at the school, because they actually honestly cannot afford to keep buying new things for each themed event, whether this one or just a case of ''everyone wear something yellow tomorrow.... or tartan, or blue or whatever''.... so if they don't have anything suitable already, they need to spend more money so their children are not ashamed of being the 'poor' kids who cannot afford anything.


Quite possibly the most intelligent comment I've read on this site.

In this country we've got schools/teachers encouraging this whilst at the same time they are looking out for kids who are going to school without any breakfast. Why do they allow this? Even £1 on Comic Relief to not wear school uniform is £1 that some people can't afford.

My son has been sent to bed now told that he isn't getting a costume to wear on the day. He's not happy about it. Why am I made to feel the bad guy?

I can afford these things BUT would rather spend my money on things that I want to do either for myself or for my family. Not £20 so that my kids can dress up for a day at School because someone thought that it would be a good idea.
smk7726th Feb

Quite possibly the most intelligent comment I've read on this site.In this …Quite possibly the most intelligent comment I've read on this site.In this country we've got schools/teachers encouraging this whilst at the same time they are looking out for kids who are going to school without any breakfast. Why do they allow this? Even £1 on Comic Relief to not wear school uniform is £1 that some people can't afford.My son has been sent to bed now told that he isn't getting a costume to wear on the day. He's not happy about it. Why am I made to feel the bad guy?I can afford these things BUT would rather spend my money on things that I want to do either for myself or for my family. Not £20 so that my kids can dress up for a day at School because someone thought that it would be a good idea.


I know we are all entitled to our own opinion and all that, but if my son or daughter came home from school after one of these events feeling upset/embarrassed/picked on or singled out in any way, shape or form; I would be absolutely beside myself with guilt for not putting a single ounce of effort into helping him take part.

I don’t see it as spoiling them, more of a conscious effort from my wife and I to not make them a target.
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