I am giving up four of my six weeks this summer to take a group of twelve students away for a month. This was 'sold' to me as a new member of staff as a completely free trip in exchange for losing most of my summer holiday. I was more than happy with that arrangement. It has since transpired that the necessary injections (costing over £400 and possibly as much as £500 pounds) will not be paid for nor will the majority of the kit e.g. 100 litre rucksack. Before anyone says otherwise, YES, of course I realise I am lucky to be going on such a trip but it has already involved giving up two weekends for training purposes and there's another before we leave as well as many an evening an dlunchtime planning and attending fundraising events etc etc. In short, does anyone think it would be unreasonable to push for the school to pay at least some of these expenses or is that just greedy?