URGENT MESSAGE - LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
Dear Parents and Carers
URGENT MESSAGE - Lourdes Pilgrimage
You will no doubt be aware of the recent problems in the port of Calais as a result of wildcat industrial action. After discussions with our tour operator and on their advice, the school has decided that it would be prudent to alter our travel plans by changing our ferry crossing from Dover-Calais to Portsmouth-Caen.
Unfortunately this will mean an earlier than planned start on Sunday morning from school and a later than scheduled return. We will need to depart from St Mary’s on Sunday at 3.30 am promptly.
This change of itinerary* (see below) has not been taken lightly. However we feel it is in best interest of your child’s safety and security. We appreciate that this is an inconvenience but it would be more inconvenient to find ourselves stuck at Dover or Calais for days on end!
It is essential that you confirm the receipt of this email by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Thursday 2nd July at 3.30pm
Mrs A Bray
* LOURDES PILGRIMAGE - Revised itinerary
Sunday 5th July
03.15 Arrive at school
03.30 Depart St Mary's
07.00 Arrive Portsmouth
08.15 Ferry departs
15.00 Arrive Caen
Travel on to Lourdes arrive approximately
03.00 Check into hotel rooms on arrival...
Friday 10th July
21.00 Depart Lourdes
Saturday 11th July
07.00 Arrive Lisieux
10.00 Walk up the hill to visit Basilica
12.00 Visit local beach or D-day museum.
14.00 Leave Lisieux
16.00 Ferry departs Caen
21.00 Arrive Portsmouth
Sunday 12th July
00.30 Arrive St Mary's approx.