Dear School that is Responsible for Educating my Child,

If there is a class activity run AT the school, I understand that you might not classify it as an “excursion.” Fair enough.

Imagine my horror though when I read your newsletter stating:

This incursion will support the work being done in the classroom in the unit, Our Living World…

The opposite (if indeed one exists) of excursion IS NOT INCURSION! An incursion is a hostile attack or invasion. If my child needs lessons in attacking and invading and being hostile, I would have sent him to be schooled at John Howard’s office (HA!) And besides, how can the children invade the school they already attend?

I know you thought you were being clever but, really. This is a classic inample (please admire this joke post haste) of what I want my children to learn.
Incursioningly yours,

Miffed parent.

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