A Squarecutter Production
These boys Tom(11), Anil(12), Chris(12) and Charlie (11) were on a school trip to Calais from a school in the UK with their class. They are all in the first year of secondary school. You are their head teacher but weren't on the trip.
This afternoon they were catching the ferry back to the UK and were told to be back outside the hotel in time to meet up and leave for the port with a snack in a cafe on the way but could explore or visit the local shops for souvenirs in the morning. These four were not back at the appointed time nor when the rest of the party had to leave for the port (no snack) and one of the teachers had to find them which he did after the rest of the group left for the port. Instead of a nice gentle stroll this group had a dash to the port in a taxi paid for by the master and only just made it before the boat sailed.
After the last of the parents had taken their sons home the frazzled teacher who found them assures you that he is less than impressed that the boys say they just lot track of time and did not seem all that sorry for the kerfuffle caused or that they wasted their classmates last bit of time in France waiting for them. The shopping area they were in was 5 minutes walk from the hotel and they had watches.
When confronted the next day the boys just said they were having fun and didn't want to leave. The options you tell them are the Slipper, lots of detention or to put the matter in the hands of their parents or any combination of all three of those. You tell them you are going to think on what to do with them.
While they stew on this, what have you decided?