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Panto cost 'blackmail'

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 30, 2012

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A SWANSEA Valley school has been accused of emotional blackmail after shocking some parents with the price of admission to its Christmas concert.

Parent, Dean Williams, claimed the £5 charge was unfair "as families will always want to see their children perform".

The school is inviting anyone struggling to afford the cost to get in touch.

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  • siarad2  |  November 30 2012, 7:00PM

    Bah humbug!

  • richie2803  |  November 30 2012, 6:46PM

    Christmas?? Milking money out of people??? I can't believe that!!!

  • Kh1608  |  November 30 2012, 5:32PM

    Parents have not been told this and the money does not go back into activities As we always pay for trips and other things. You cannot separate parents in accordance to those who can afford it to those who cant. I can say that although the school declines to comment, the school secretary has suggest that parents can look forward to just a carol service next year. It is unfortunate that the school has been placed in this limelight as the teachers and children always give an outstanding performance every year. Parents have been told they are limited to only three tickets when there is four performances, therefor my children will not be allowed any family members there for two of the performances. It is an outrage they they are subjected to four performances and even more of an outrage that they will not see any family members in the audience. I hope lessons can be leant from this, but unfortunately this will not stop the upset this year.