Here is a virtual copy of the medical consent form sent home with students. This is only for any updates/changes that are required for your child.
Kit check will take place this Thursday from 3.15pm till 5.30pm for students going on expedition this weekend. Students need to stay at school for this. If there any problems please email me.
If you need to get in touch with me urgently during the expedition weekends the phone number to contact me on is: 07551 753631.
Please remember there is a kit check after school on the Thursday evening before the expeditions. Students will also pack their rucksacks at this time with their group. Rucksacks will then be left at school overnight.
Please make sure students arrive for 7am prompt on Friday morning in appropriate hiking clothing.
As previously mentioned, mobile phones and other electrical devices are not permitted on expedition. Each group has been allowed one iphone which has been decided between the group with their crew leader. These phones will be given to the group for emergency use during the walks but will be collected in when they reach the campsite. Students are not permitted to phone home during the expedition. Students will be reminded of this during kit check.
Many thanks for your support.
Dear Parent or carer,
Please complete the Residential Visit Consent & Medical form that is being given out to students this week and return completed to school no later than the 17th April.
Students need to be at school on the Friday morning of their expedition for 7am. The RVCM form has their expedition date on it. We hope to be back at school on Saturday for 6pm. Any changes to the return time will posted on the school web site.
Students need to have a substantial breakfast at home on the Friday morning as they will be doing a lot of physical activity during day. They will also need to bring a packed lunch from home for the day too. All other food for the weekend has been planned in their groups including meals & snacks. No other food or sweets should be brought. I have modelled a typical expedition menu plan and gone through this with them. Food costs per group will vary however they will need approximately £10 each towards their group food costs.
There will be a full kit check on the Thursday before their expedition. They will need to bring all their kit into school including their group food where it will be checked and packed into their rucksacks. Please bring kit to school in a holdall which will stay at school to take kit home at the end of the expedition.
Please inform crew leaders of any illnesses or problems they may have in the week before their expedition.
Mobile phones and devices are not to be brought on expedition. If students are found with these items they will be confiscated and could fail the expedition. However each group will carry one smart phone for emergency contact and for taking photos, videos etc. This will be discussed and decided in their crew groups with their crew leader.
Please leave any valuable or sentimental belongings at home.
Students will be using XP equipment such as camping mats, sleeping bags and bag liners and will be responsible for looking after them personally. Any kit borrowed as a group such as tents, will be the group’s shared responsibility. Replacement or repair costs of damaged equipment may be passed onto the students.
Please keep checking the DofE page on the school web site for further updates, contact numbers for the expeditions.
Kate ap Harri
This week students will be bringing home a Residential Visit Consent & Medical form to be completed and returned to school by 17th April. Also they will be bringing home an information letter and a kit list for the expedition weekend. I will put a copy of these on the DofE page on the school web site too.
We’ve started to build our eco greenhouse thanks to the help of Mr Morrell and the gardening group. Here’s what we’ve done so far…..
We have made some changes to the dates for the practice weekend expedition and the assessed weekend expeditions in May & June.
After listening to students and also realising the amount of time staff will be taking out of their own time to cover the DofE weekends we have decided to move them to a Friday & Saturday rather than a Saturday & Sunday.
Therefore the new dates are as follows:
Friday 5th & Saturday 6th May
Friday 12th & Saturday 13th May
Friday 17th & Saturday 18th June
Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th June
Students will stay with the same weekend they have already been given.
Let me know if you have any problems with this.
The weather for Saturday is forecast cold, probably raining and possibly snowing! Please make sure students are dressed warmly with extra spare layers in their ruck sack. A warm hat and gloves are recommended too.
Ruck sacks are NOT waterproof so it is important that spare clothing are kept in a plastic bag or ‘dry bag’ inside their ruck sack.
Please make sure students going on the walk this Saturday bring their full kit in tomorrow for the kit check.