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Parents have been responding to complaints about the cost of school trips as the cost of living crisis hits pockets. School trips, which have been on hold during the last two years of the pandemic, have returned, but not everyone is happy.

Some parents have complained outings and residential visits organised by schools cost too much. They said it divides those who can afford to go from those who can’t - but others said trips should still go ahead for those who can pay.

They were responding to complaints from one father that £80 for a residential week-long trip was unaffordable. Father-of-two Gavin Owen said the price of end-of-term trips for his two boys who attend Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen in Caernarfon is “ridiculous”.

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