Year 7 residential to Caythorpe Hall
Year 7 residential to Caythorpe Hall29/06/2012 -
The trip will be a celebration for all of our year 7 students who have completed their transition into secondary school. We will be taking the whole of year 7 as one group. Buses will leave from school at 1:45pm on Friday 29th June and aim to return to school at 7:30pm Sunday 1st July.
Activities and aims of the trip
The trip aims to celebrate and consolidate the success of year 7. We also hope that it will give the students something to aim towards and look forward to, as the year draws to a close. The trip will offer students the opportunity to build in confidence, work as part of a team and develop communication and leadership skills. Activities included during the residential will be based around the pupils getting to know each other, ensuring that the pupils are all involved and challenged.
The trip will take place at Caythorpe Hall, a PGL residential camp, and you can find more information at www.pgl.co.uk/caythorpecourt . During the daytime, the pupils will be coached in a range of different activities within their activity groups. They will be accompanied by a number of staff including their Form Tutors, PE staff, Co-tutors and other Hinchingbrooke staff and volunteers. All activities will be organised and lead by the highly qualified instructors from Caythorpe Manor.
During their overnight stay, they will take part in activities and games. The members of school staff will also stay overnight with them and will be available to the pupils throughout. Food at the manor is healthy.
- Suitable nightwear
- 1 pair of trainers for activities
- Pair of dry shoes
- Fleeces/warm shirts
- T- shirts
- Waterproof coat
- Sun hat
- 1-2 sets of dry clothing for evening
- Plastic drinks bottle
- Wash bag + kit
- Sleeping bag/duvet
- Spare plastic bags for wet clothing
Government legislation on charging for school activities, under the terms of the Education Act 1988, means that for this visit which is not predominantly in school time, a charge is incurred. The trip will cost £139.00 and a deposit of £20 will be required by Wednesday 7th December.
Should the cost of this trip be a barrier to participation, please contact Ms Di Beddow, Deputy Head Ethos, (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request support from the Educational Visits Fund. The fund is limited but all requests for assistance will be given consideration.
Completed permission slips together with a deposit payment of £20 should be given to the Finance Cashier in the OMD (Old Middle School Dining Room) at any break time. Cheques should be made payable to 'Hinchingbrooke School' and marked on the reverse with “Year 7 residential” as well as the student's name and form. Please note that credit/debit cards are also accepted and payment can be made by calling the Accounts Dept on 01480 375700 Ext 5714 between 9am and 12pm. If you wish to pay the full amount you may do so at any time, but please note that deposits are non-refundable. Once the deposit has been paid the following payment plan will allow you to spread the costs of the trip. The final payment must be paid by 4th May to ensure the booking of the trip is completed.
Initial deposit 7th December £20
2nd payment 3rd February £40
3rd payment 2nd March £40
Final payment 4th May £39
More details about exact arrangements for pick up and drop of students will follow, along with other details on the open evening which will be held on 22nd May 2012 from 6:30-7:30pm. We encourage all parents to attend this open evening when I will be making a small presentation and will be available for further questions.
In the meantime, if you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on 01480 375700 Ext. 5785 or email email@example.com
Mr Andrew Hobley
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Coordinator