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Drayton Manor Park Trip – Wednesday 9th July 2014

Information for Parents/Carers/Pupils

Those travelling to the Drayton Manor Park should gather on the school drive when the bell rings for the start of school at 8.55.  From here they will be directed to a coach.  They will be registered on the coach.

Pupils do not need to wear school uniform but should wear comfortable clothes and sensible footwear. The weather forecast is for a sunny day so pupils should consider this and take sun cream and a hat.

We expect excellent behaviour whilst travelling on the coach and at the amusement park. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Pupils may wish to take a packed lunch – there are numerous tables and places to picnic within the park. There are also various food outlets in the park where lunch/snacks/drinks can be purchased.  Arrangements have been made with the school canteen for those who receive free school meals for a packed lunch to be provided.

Whilst in the Park, pupils should group themselves into a minimum of 3 at all times. There are a considerable number of staff accompanying this trip and these staff will be moving around the park throughout the day.

Pupils may wish to take spending money at your discretion; drinks / ice cream / light refreshments are readily available - as are the temptations of the gift shops. £5 will be plenty, though bear in mind that it is the pupils’ responsibility to look after their money carefully. The coaches will be securely locked and I suggest that valuable electronic items are left safely on the coach. We cannot be responsible for the loss or damage of such items.

Pupils will be given clear instructions for gathering together to board the coaches at the end of the day.

We expect to arrive back at school at around 7.15 pm. However, could I please draw your attention to the following: there will be 4 coaches carrying about 250 pupils. Please therefore, do not park and wait on the school drive or roundabout area. Please use the tennis courts to park. It is essential that the coaches can access and unload safely and this will not be possible if the school drive is used to park and wait.