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Be the best you can be

What to pack......

  • clothes for two days plus a spare set (please pack for cold weather) - school uniform NOT required.
  • sensible shoes/trainers for walking
  • packed lunch for outward journey (no fizzy drinks or sweets)
  • activities for the coach: notebook, small game, Top Trumps etc (no electronics)
  • nightwear plus teddy!
  • toiletries including toothbrush, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo & flannel (no aerosols due to the fire alarms please!)
  • bath towel
  • named disposable camera (optional)
  • spending money (no more than £10) - this will be your child's responsibility.

What not to pack......!

  • Mobile phones
  • iPads/tablets
  • Hair straighteners
  • Hair dryers
  • Sweets/Fizzy drinks

York Residential Trip 2019

Cartoon image of penguin dressed as a Viking

This year the residential trip to York will take place from Tuesday 2nd April to Thursday 4th April 2019.

Travel Plans

We plan to leave school at 7.30am on Tuesday morning so children should be in school by 7.00am. The children will all meet in the infant hall with their luggage (parents are welcome to wait and wave goodbye!).

After a short break at Trowell Services around 9.30am, we expect to arrive in York for 12.00pm. After a picnic lunch by the river, the afternoon activities will start at 1.00pm and will finish late in the afternoon. We will then make our way to the racecourse for 5.30pm ready for dinner at 6.00pm.

On the day of departure, we hope to leave at around 12.30pm, returning to school by 4.30pm - 5.00pm. The racecourse will provide the children with a packed lunch. Any updates on the journey home will be sent out by Parent Text.

Accommodation

The children will be sleeping in accommodation at York Racecourse. There will be 3-5 children in each room and the staff on the trip will be sleeping on the same corridor. Staff are available throughout the night if necessary. There are washbasins and toilets in each room and showers are located on the same corridor.

The catering at the racecourse is very good and the kitchen will be informed of any specific allergies or dietary requirements prior to our arrival.

Photographs

If possible the staff on the trip will send us photos for the website and we will upload them each day. We will also add any updates or information as and when we receive them. However, the WiFi connection at the racecourse is often temperamental so please don't be too disappointed if we are unable to put photographs on this page.

Medication

If your child has a Health Care Plan, please see Mrs Breen in the office as soon as possible.

Any medication should be given to Mrs Breen before the departure date if possible - please make sure it is named and the dosage clearly stated.

Mrs Watton is our First Aider and she will oversee and administer medication throughout the trip. Children are to carry their own inhalers if they use them. group leaders will carry a spare.

Travel sickness tablets are to be given to children before departure and tablets for the return journey should be provided and given to Mrs Breen.

Staff

The staff who are attending the trip this year will be:-

  • Mrs Watton
  • Mr Jones
  • Miss Bishop
  • Mr Amarasinghe
  • Mr Holdaway
  • Mrs Coleman
  • Mrs Westmore
  • Miss Rooke (Trainee Teacher)
  • Miss Calveley (Trainee Teacher)
  • Miss Davies (Trainee Teacher)

 

Itinerary

Date Morning Afternoon Evening
Tuesday 2nd April Travel to York - arriving around lunchtime. Lunch to be provided by home Castle Museum: Tour of the museum; two workshops Jorvik Outreach Session/Racecourse walk (indoor activities if weather is wet)
Wednesday 3rd April

Barley Hall Tour

Barley Hall Tudor Workshop

Jorvik Centre Tour

DIG Archaeology

Jorvik Outreach Session/Racecourse walk (indoor activities if weather is wet)
Thursday 4th April Games and activities at racecourse  Lunch (provided by racecourse) & Travel Home - leaving around 12.30pm. Return BCPA 4.30pm-5.00pm Early Night!!


Galleries

York Trip 2019 (22 images)

A selection of photos from the trip so far

Created: 3 Apr 19 12:13 | Last modified: 3 Apr 19 12:19

UPDATES

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

10.27am - The coach has arrived at Trowell Services for a comfort break. The soundtrack of The Greatest Showman has been blasting out all morning in the coach and there are, apparently, smiles all round!

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

11.38am - The weather is frosty and dry in York today. The children had a good night and an amazing breakfast and now they are busy enjoying Barley Hall, The Jorvik Centre and DIG.