I've noticed that some parents of ethnic backgrounds are not allowing their children to attend excursions or camping trips. I'm aware money may be an issue, but this is a lower socioeconomic area so the school does take into consideration parents finances.
I also overheard that some children were encouraged to mingle with children of their own kind, but we're discouraged from integrating with others.
I myself are of an ethnic background.
My parents were traditional and conservative, money was often an issue, but I was always encouraged to go on excursions (the only times I'd missed out on an excursion was because the school had already taken us to Science Works or the Zoo a bazillion times) and was never discouraged from making friends with anyone.
Mum was initially hesitant to let me go camping in grade 4, thinking I was a bit too young (it was also expensive for us) but she let me go eventually cause she'd have kicked herself for not giving me this opportunity.
So with would parents not allow their kids to go on excursions, camping or allow them to integrate and mix with other kids?
(I didn't want to name specific ethnic groups cause I didn't want to stereotype or generalise)
Edited by Autumn Tones, 11 December 2019 - 07:49 PM.