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Welcome to the Y8 trip to History/French information evening Winner of best youth operator to France 2012 Winner of best youth operator to France 2012.

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1 Welcome to the Y8 trip to History/French information evening Winner of best youth operator to France 2012 Winner of best youth operator to France 2012 Close to the Village of Ambrières les Vallées Close to the Village of Ambrières les Vallées

2 Staff accompanying your children are: Staff accompanying your children are: Mrs S Lowe (Assistant Head of House/ Group Leader) Mrs H Venables (French teacher) Mr Fletcher (Deputy Headteacher) Mr M Hodby (Head of History)

3 Points we will cover tonight Travel arrangements Itinerary: excursions and activities on site Accommodation Food Medical/dietary information What to bring/money Behaviour

4 General Information Be at school at 00:15am on Friday 20th June for 00:45am departure, top gate Get registered (each teacher will be responsible for a group of pupils). Passports Ready – in hand luggage Bring a pillow for the journey and wear comfortable clothes You must wear a seat belt at all times on the coach Stick to the travel rules on the ferry Have a packed breakfast and lunch

5 Coach Llew Jones Executive coach: toilet and DVD player Seatbelts to be worn at all times Remains with us throughout the duration of the trip – it needs to be kept tidy

6 Itinerary 1 – Outward journey Friday 20th June Arrival at school (Top gate) at 00:15 for 00:45 Brittany Ferry departs from Portsmouth at approx. 8.15 am Arrival in Caen 14.00 (15.00 French Time) 6 hour Ferry – Bring something to do Estimated arrival at Chateau of 5:30pm Tour of Chateau with guides Evening activities – team games.

7 Itinerary 2 – Château du Tertre Saturday 21st June Ambrieres Boulangerie – Students to experience Croissant Making Preparez à Manger – Visit to a French market, Practising French, Competition Activities at Chateau (to be confirmed. Possibly Zip Wire, Crepe Making or Campfire)

8 Visit to La Boulangerie Students will watch how to make French Bread and then have the opportunity to eat and make croissants

9 Le Marché Students will be given the opportunity to practise their French by purchasing something from the market Locals are used to meeting students from the Chateau Additional points will be given for the purchase of any bonus items, issued by teachers

10 Prèparez à manger Once students have returned from the market, with their lunch ingredients, they will their prepare their own cold lunch Meals are judged by teachers and Chateau staff for presentation, value for money and nutritional value

11 Practising French All students will be issued with a French workbook provided by PGL, received on arrival Town Trail Le Mont St. Michel Boulangerie Reward Cards

12 Itinerary 3 – Château du Tertre Sunday 22nd June Town Trail around Fougeres Visit to Le Mont St. Michel Activity at the Chateau

13 Fougeres Students will be given a tour of the town by the PGL tour guide

14 Le Mont St. Michel Mrs Venables is putting together a quiz combining French and History Opportunity for Students to explore the Island

15 Itinerary 4 – Château du Tertre Monday 23rd June Leave the Chateau Musee du debarquement in Arromanches Arromanches 360 Cinema Packed Lunch Arrive back around 3:15 am

16 Accommodation The students will be choosing who they are sharing a room with – single sex rooms of 4 students in single or bunk beds. ALL BEDDING IS SUPPLIED. All of the dormitories have toilet and shower facilities nearby, all rooms have sinks Teachers’ rooms adjacent to students’ rooms - to ensure that the students get some sleep. Duty instructor per building (24 hours). A qualified First Aid trained member of staff is on duty at all times.

17 Food Continental breakfast Continental breakfast Packed Lunch Packed Lunch (Not on Saturday) Excellent cooked dinner Excellent cooked dinner Special diets catered forSpecial diets catered for

18 What to bring Luggage, with your names on please Passport EHIC Spending money; drinks/ice cream/souvenirs/ etc. Any medication your child needs Sun cream A sun hat A light raincoat (CURRENT FORECAST SCATTERED SHOWERS) Suitable footwear Long sleeved top for zip wire Pillow or cushion for the journey Towels and toiletries Food and drink for journey, breakfast and lunch Pupils are responsible for their own property! You have been provided with a kit list this evening.

19 Mobile Phones Please be aware of data roaming costs – turn off when leaving UK Student’s responsibility

20 Spending Money Will need English money for return Journey - £10 each way Students will be given Euros for the Market and at Le Mont St. Michel Gift Shops/ Boulangerie/ Fougeres - €20 Max per day

21 Medical/dietary information If please re-sign and date your child's form this evening (9/6/14), making any relevant amendments If you are unable to sign tonight, please bring to Mrs Lowe by Friday 13 th June – room 40.

22 Good behaviour ensures safety! Listen carefully to instructions Be on time Go to bed on time Do not buy offensive items. Do not smoke or drink alcohol Behaviour You must be on best behaviour at all times. You are ambassadors of the school.

23 Complete Green medical form and Letter of Consent tonight or by 13th June. Hand in documents if you have not already done so: Contact details form; photocopy of passport; photocopy of EHIC Be at school for 00:15 on Friday 20 th June Final reminders

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