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Welcome to the Parents’ meeting for the Yr 7 Educational Visit to : Le Touquet Fri 29 th April Mon 2 nd May 2011.

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1 Welcome to the Parents’ meeting for the Yr 7 Educational Visit to : Le Touquet Fri 29 th April Mon 2 nd May 2011

2 This trip is organised through: Travelstar Coach Company Drivers are well known to the school

3 ACCOMPANYING STAFF: Mrs M. Esposito Mrs L. Saunders Mrs M. Prowse Mrs K. Jones Mrs C. King Mrs R. Kearney

4 DEPARTURE: Friday 29 th April 2011 Meet outside Windmill Hall at 12.45 Loading coach 12.50 @ Windmill Hall Parents must not park @ the Windmill Departure 13.00 hrs at the latest! Immediate family only please!

5 LUGGAGE: One small case each! Bring backpack or easily carried bag to use during the outings and on the coach Make sure you have a SAFE way of carrying your purse and valuables.

6 TRAVEL: A Double Decker coach is provided for our use throughout the stay Shuttle crossing Check in at Hippotel before dinner.

7 RETURN – Monday 2nd May Leaving French Hotel after breakfast. Estimated time of arrival (outside Windmill Hall) at 17.00 hrs. Please collect your daughter promptly as we ALL need to get home for a good rest! Girls are expected to ATTEND SCHOOL on Tuesday 3rd May!!!

8 HOTEL We are staying in France at: Hippotel, Avenue de la Dune aux Loups, 62520 Le Touquet, Tel: 0033321050711


10 All Rooms with En-Suite Sharing with 5 or 4 pupils

11 Year 7 Educational visit to: Le Touquet /France Itinerary 2011 Friday 29 th : Meet @ 12.45 outside the Windmill Hall Departure 13.00 hrs Upminster. Saturday 30 th : Day in “ Bagatelle” Theme Park Sunday 1 st : Mass in Le Touquet PM: Visit Boulogne Old Town/questionnaire PM: Bowling after dinner Monday 2 nd : AM: Leave Hippotel after breakfast Cité Europe/shopping Back to Upminster @ 17.00hrs approx

12 SAFETY & SECURITY: On the coach – seat belts on at all times. Be considerate of the drivers, don’t make unnecessary noise and keep the coach clean. At hotel – keep rooms TIDY. Be considerate of other guests. Personal – follow the same personal safety rules as you would in England. DO NOT GIVE TELEPHONE NUMBERS or the name of our hotel to anyone you meet. Possessions : Don’t bring expensive jewellery or other valuable items YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE!

13 MONEY: What’s included FULL BOARD How much to bring? Up to you – allow enough for extra drinks, ice-creams and souvenirs. No food for outgoing journey. Allow money to buy food for return journey. Get your Euros in advance - no commission at Post Office. Ferry won’t give a great rate and will use up your time. LOOK AFTER IT!! Ideally have it in waistband – not in obvious purse in those little handbags you have €50 note for hotel damage!

14 INSURANCE / PASSPORT Schools into Europe insurance European Health Card for EU medical insurance Do not forget your passport!!!

15 BEHAVIOUR: High standards are expected as usual At hotel and during all visits/outings Usual school sanctions will apply Meanwhile any miscreant will stay with a member of staff Parents and Mrs Williams will be informed immediately But it won’t happen, will it?

16 Reply slips must be returned signed by parents to: Mrs Saunders/Mrs Esposito a.s.a.p Home and emergency telephone numbers and medical information (allergies/ current medication, etc)to be handed to Mrs Saunders/Mrs Esposito a.s.a.p (Please state if vegetarian) Immediate family only at school drop-off/ pick up Give your passport and health card to your group leaders before you board the coach. Keep drivers happy and treat coach with respect ( no food, chewing gum, mess, screaming allowed on board) Money (Euros) – to be kept in waistband, not purse or handbag, no recommendation on amount to take. Be vigilant and always check your change! Bring costume jewellery – not gold/ valuable items Bring small suitcases – it is imperative!

17 Items to bring: mixture of clothes for all weathers – not just shorts! cardigan/ jumper for evening sensible shoes/ trainers Waterproof jacket/ Coat something suitable for church (Sunday) towels ( not provided by french hotel) sun cream/ sunglasses (in case we have hot weather) Hat or cap travel cushion camera basic first aid kit, including plasters travel sickness tablets tissues Pen ( to answer the questionnaire)

18 You are responsible for your own valuables Take any worries or concerns about any aspect of the trip to your group leader. Be prompt for all meetings and particularly coach departure times. Timekeeping – listen to instructions, be punctual at all times and keep to bed times…OR ELSE! Accommodation –report any damage as soon as practical. Be considerate of other guests (no shouting, screaming, running, banging etc.) Keep rooms tidy (store suitcases away, do not leave towels on the floor. Do not give telephone numbers or name of hotel to anyone you meet Teachers are ‘in loco parentis’ so school rules apply. Mrs Williams and parents will be informed immediately of any inappropriate behaviour. Finally, make the most of this wonderful opportunity and have fun!

19 EMERGENCIES!! We will have the school mobile with us at all times, providing emergency contact for parents This number is: 0770 3308183 If necessary you may also contact Mrs O’Neill in England: 07815627820 We will have all your phone numbers We also have emergency contact via the travel company SO DON’T WORRY!

20 50 note Year 7 Educational Visit to: Le Touquet 29 th April- 2 nd May 2011 All pupils MUST hand in their passport and health card to their group leaders before departure. €50 note hotel damage deposit must be handed in to Mrs Esposito/Mrs Saunders ASAP The groups are for register purposes only. Your group leader is who you must report to any time you need to check in during the trip.

21 COACH Leader: Mrs Esposito 2 nd in command: Mrs Saunders Accompanying staff: Mrs K. Jones Mrs M. Prowse Mrs C. King Mrs R. Kearney

22 GROUP 1: Mrs Jones Marian Adetunji Katie Paraboo Sophie Barrett Elizabeth Read Niamh Bluemore Annie Shrosbree Eva Bourke Kiera Williams Shaunna Cadden Annabel Dillon Niamh Gibbs Jessica Heavey Isabella Moore Cara Mullen Katherine O’Donnell

23 GROUP 2: Mrs King Ciara Bright Olamide Adesina Kate Burnett Isabel Barnes Bethany Fleming Hannah Bilby Kyra Gibson Holly Fay Louise Horner Olivia Grey Jessica Keanly Martia Medaglia Orla Mepham Kamryn Samuel Katie Trott Jessica Watts

24 GROUP 3: Mrs Kearney Harley-Jo Long Amelia Shearing Anneliese McAlpin Lea Smith Heavenly-Joy Minta Rebecca Tuck Ellie Noonan Elizabeth Ward Olivia Nugent Niamh Watson Dorcas Olaniyi Fiorella Placidi Emma Power Niamh Richardson Lauren Rodgers Patricia Sanchez

25 GROUP 4: Mrs Prowse Tamara Groj Shannon-Lee Thurston Teniola Ladipo Roisin Wooley Lolita Murphy Shiroe Kamau Maya Odubanjo Rebecca Jones Elise O’Sullivan Niamh Fennessy Chloe Patterson Grace Ryan Abigail Sheenan Grainne Sherry Emma Smead Ella-Marie Stanley

26 Bon Voyage et amusez-vous bien ANY QUESTIONS??

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