As a federation, we are disappointed that following the advice from the Government on Thursday 12th March, the visit to France will not be going ahead. We appreciate that the children will be disappointed but it would be unwise to go against Government advice. We are currently waiting to hear from the LA and PGL regarding next steps and will update you as soon as possible.
We are excited to announce that we have negotiated a fantastic deal to take the Year 5 & 6 children from across the federation to northern France in March 2020.
We have negotiated with the travel company and I am pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for your child to take part in the following trip to France:
|PGL centre:||Chateau du Tertre in Normandy|
|Departing:||Monday 16th March 2020|
|Returning:||Friday 20th March 2020|
|Mode of travel:||Private coach and Eurotunnel transfer|
The cost per child is a very competitive £349 which includes:
- Return travel from school on a private executive coach with on board toilet & washroom, air conditioning/climate control , dvd/tv player
- A full daily programme of activities, e.g. visiting a boulangerie, French market, Mont Saint-Michel, Bayeux Tapestry and the Mémorial de Caen
- A full programme of evening entertainment, e.g. archery, trapeze, climbing, raft building and the zip wire
- Full board and accommodation
- Full comprehensive travel insurance (details available on request)
The only additional cost will be pocket money, passport and a packed lunch for the journey down
The trip will be led by Mrs MacDonald in conjunction with PGL Travel Ltd., a first-class operator with a solid reputation for organising school trips – a reputation built up from over 50 years’ experience in the school travel business. All PGL centres are regularly assessed by the relevant regulatory bodies within the industry and are operated to the highest standards. They are backed by ABTA membership and are ATOL licensed ensuring that all payments made are fully insured.
There are significant benefits to be had from an overseas residential visit. It affords the opportunity for the pupils to succeed in a new challenge, enjoying the benefits of increased self-confidence and the forming of new relationships both within their peer group and the wider range of people they will meet whilst on the trip. It offers a different cultural experience and the opportunity to apply the French language skills that they are learning in school within a real context, extending their experience of life beyond the school gate.