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Wales 2014 Monday June 2 nd – Friday June 6 th. Tonight’s meeting What we are doing Health and safety What to bring and What not bring! Rules and Regulations.

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1 Wales 2014 Monday June 2 nd – Friday June 6 th

2 Tonight’s meeting What we are doing Health and safety What to bring and What not bring! Rules and Regulations Travel arrangements Any questions?

3 Who is Going? Mrs Hesketh Mrs Wells Mr Steer 2 FSC instructors 2 Trainee teachers on placement

4 Bringing Environmental Understanding to All Field Studies Council, FSC, is an education charity dedicated solely to providing informative and enjoyable opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to discover, explore, be inspired by, and understand the natural environment. Formed in 1943, FSC has 70 years experience of providing field courses. Every year the FSC welcomes over 2,500 schools (over 125,000 visitors) to its national network of centres. What is the FSC?

5 Where are we going? Address: Rhyd-y-creuau The Drapers' Field Centre Betws-y-coed Conwy LL24 0HB Telephone: html

6 Why are we going? Scientific and Geographical Enquiry Explore and discover the Snowdonia National Park and work towards a John Muir award. Challenge ourselves to take part in a gorge scramble and a mountain walk. Compare Betws y Coed to Repton. Develop personal independence, decision making skills and teamwork.

7 What will we be doing? MorningAfternoonEvening Monday Arrive school 06:45 Leave 07:00 Introduction Team challenges Build a shelter Tuesday Gorge Scramble Think like a scientist: Freshwater habitats Orienteering Wednesday Investigate the Mountain Environment at Cwm Idwal and visit an upland organic farm Thermal experiments: mammals and moths Thursday Contrasting locality and Geo-journey – use mobile technologies to compare Betws y Coed with Repton Campfire Friday Tree-mendous: investigate why trees and plants are special and take part in an Opal Bug Count Survey Leave at 14:00Arrive at school 18:00

8 FSC Health & Safety All our Centres have been awarded the Quality Badge by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Our codes of practice exceed the government's and Local Authorities' guidelines. A qualified first aider is available at all times of the day and night and all field teachers carry first aid equipment. All FSC field sites have been carefully surveyed and fully risk assessed.

9 General Health & Safety Medicines to be handed to Mrs Wells – to be labelled with child’s name and dosage (school rules to apply). Inhalers – to be named, remembered and carried by child. Travel sickness medicines – take Monday & Friday – other days are short journeys, so medicine to be taken as needed. Please complete medical forms and final permission slips and hand in before you leave this meeting.

10 Meals Breakfast: cereals, cooked, toast Lunch: make your own sandwiches Dinner: cooked selection of mains You will be expected to: Clear and wipe your own tables; show respect and good table manners; use please and thank you; recycle waste

11 Accommodation We will assign children to rooms based on the size of the room and its location in the centre. You will be expected to: make your own beds, keep your room tidy, be ready for room inspections, respect and look after everything in the room including each other and each others belongings.

12 What to bring Inside the centre: PJ’s, indoor shoes/trainers, casual clothing, wash bag, book, magazine, towel Outside the centre: tracksuit bottoms/old trousers, shorts, T-shirts, sun hat, warm jumper/fleece Waterproof clothing: including over trousers, coat, wellies, walking boots (these can be hired from the centre) Additional Items: Wales book (in plastic wallet), pencil cases, camera (not an expensive one), sun tan cream, water bottle

13 a spare change of old clothes (including a spare jumper and trousers which aren't jeans) an old pair of trainers with good grip which you don't mind getting wet or muddy What to bring for the gorge scramble

14 Day sack Sun Hat Camera Pencil case Wales Book in plastic wallet Water bottle Packed lunch Purse/wallet named – no more than £10 Inhaler if used Sun Tan Cream Line with thick black bin liner

15 What not to bring! Anything of value – jewellery, No Hair straighteners No aerosol deodorants etc. No Mobile phones No electronic products – ipods, gameboys etc. No sweets or snacks No more than £10 Poor attitude

16 Rules & Regulations! Good manners at all times Consider everyone's feelings Listen carefully to and follow all instructions Keep your room tidy Do not go in any one else's room No boys in girls rooms, no girls in boys rooms Do not leave the centre without a teacher Be prepared to join in and BTBYCB

17 Travel Arrangements Travel by coach – Viking (Protours) Coach Firm Arrive at school for registration by 6:45am. (If coach already there, load on way in.) DON’T FORGET TO BRING A PACKED LUNCH (no fizzy drinks- it’s a long journey!). Load coach and depart 7:00am. Eat packed lunch when we arrive.

18 Any questions?


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