We had another really successful Year 6 residential this September and we are proposing to go away again at a similar time next year.
A huge advantage of going early in the year is that the children and teachers get to know each other very well on the trip and come back with strong relationships which will help academic progress throughout the rest of their time with us before moving up to secondary school.
I will be holding an information meeting on Wednesday 20th November 2019 at 6.00pm for any parents/carers who would like to attend.
Please have a look online at https://www.pgl.co.uk/en-gb/adventure-holidays/centres/marchants-hill for some more details in advance of the meeting.
The attributes children need to be effective learners include being resilient, organised, sociable, independent and having the ability to work in a team, all of which are enhanced by such weeks. The increase in self-confidence has helped many children in the past to make the transition to secondary school an easier process as well as having the positive impact on their studies as outlined above.
These centres are booked well in advance and in order to secure our place we must collect deposits by Wednesday 4th December 2019. The total cost of the week includes coach travel, full board, all the activities with provision of all equipment, a school commemorative hoodie and will be £295. We hope this will encourage many to join what has become a very popular event in the lives of children attending our school. A payment schedule is outlined below, with the final payment to be made by Friday 3rd July 2020.
Please see payment schedule:
|Deposit||£55||Wednesday 4th December 2019|
|2nd payment||£80||Friday 31st January 2020|
|3rd payment||£80||Friday 1st May 2020|
|Final payment||£80||Friday 3rd July 2020|
Those children who do not wish to go will take part in a full activity week back at school, going on activities and visits such as Kids Kingdom, mini-golf, Belchamps Activity Centre and to a variety of local places of interest. We aim to keep the cost of these local visits as low as possible, the approximate cost will be £50. A letter with further details on this will be sent nearer the time.
If you would like your child to go on the PGL residential trip in September 2020, a non-refundable deposit of £55 will be required by 4th December 2019. Deposits will need to be made through the school’s on-line payment system, SIMs Pay and will be made available to purchase from 21st November 2019 through to 4th December 2019. Please also complete the slip attached to the letter and return after the deposit has been paid. Please note all instalments will be non-refundable once payment has been received by PGL.
All payments should be made through our on-line payment system SIMs Pay. If you have not yet registered, please see a member of the office staff to obtain an invitation code to sign up to the system.
I would hate anyone to miss out because of the cost so if this is a struggle, particularly for those whose children are eligible for free school meals or pupil premium, please contact us and we will see how we can help.