Presentation on theme: "Saturday 6 th to Friday 12 th July 2013 Music Tour to Spain Tuesday 18 th June 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Saturday 6 th to Friday 12 th July 2013 Music Tour to Spain Tuesday 18 th June 2013
Where exactly are we going?
Tour Company Excellent reviews Look after you Plan good concerts Make it work for us Everything they do is risk assessed Sports Travel International Fantastic excursions
Staff attending the Tour Mr Austin: Assistant Headteacher of Performing Arts & Director of Music (Tour Leader) Miss Holdaway: Asst Director of Music (Deputy Tour Leader) Miss Ashby: Teacher of Media Chris Storey: Steel Pans Tutor Miss Campbell: Learning Support Assistant This is the same tour teaching team that travelled to Italy last year Staffing on the tour
Itinerary Saturday 6 th July 2:30pm: Coach arrives at the top of Inderwick Rd (Load luggage & instruments) (Parents/carers to be there for 2:30pm) 3:30pm: Coach departs (Note to self.. The coach doesn’t wait!) 5:30pm: Check in at P&O ferry terminal, Dover 6:35pm: Depart Dover 8:55pm: Arrive Calais (local time). Continue overnight journey.
Sunday 7 th July 3:30pm: Arrive at Hotel, allocated to rooms, unpack, settle in. Remainder of evening free to enjoy hotel facilities and relax after long journey. Evening meal in the hotel.
Monday 8 th July Breakfast in the hotel (approx 8:00am) followed by departure to Barcelona. (Packed lunches provided) Arrive in Barcelona approx 9.15pm (separate into groups with designated teachers) Park Guell Sagrada Familia Shopping – Les Ramblas Return to coach for approx 5:00pm...
Monday 8 th July – Continued Return to Tossa de Mar for evening meal Followed by concert in the local town (Summer Music Festival)
Tuesday 9 th July Early breakfast (approx 7:30am) followed by day trip to Port Aventura Theme Park. Packed lunches provided Theme park has guarded perimeter...
Wednesday 10 th July Breakfast at 8:00am 9:00am – Head out for our day trip to Girona... Film Museum (Museu del Cinema) Monastery Sant Pere de Rodes Girona Cathedral (Catedral) Eiffel Bridge
Wednesday 10 th July –Cont’d Evening meal to be provided in Girona At 6:00pm (exact time TBC) Second concert at 8:30pm in Las Ramblas in Girona (Musical Festival)
Thursday 11 th July – cont’d Coach departs Tossa de Mar at 3:30pm Over night coach journey back to UK Friday 12 th July Ferry crossing back to Dover departs at 9:50am Arrive at Dover: 10:20am Arrive at Hornsey: 1:00pm Students MUST be collected at 1:00pm (they will not be permitted to leave on their own)
So.... Day trips to.... Barcelona Girona Port Aventura Local area – Tossa de Mar Performing in concerts abroad
Hotel The photos have been taken off this slide show due to permission rights with the internet – but feel free to research the hotel.
Hotel = Full Board Breakfast Lunch Dinner All included in the tour cost...
EHIC Card Please apply now to save the stress Double up on health insurance
Communication whilst away You have been given a school mobile number as an emergency contact number during the tour Please don’t call us unless it is an emergency! Loco Parentis 3 text messages for your peace of mind
Coach Company Executive 49 seater coach with trailer for the instruments We used this coach company for our Italy tour in 2010 – we know what we're getting!
And now – time for a Joke.... WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COACH AND A PLANE? ?
Answer... THE SIZE OF YOUR SUITCASE!!
This is designed for 1 x medium sized suitcase per person...
INSURANCE…. Health and Travel Insurance is all covered in the cost…
Important issues… The journey is long. Please bring sufficient food and drink for the journey. We cannot guarantee that over night food stops will suffice. Please do not rely on money alone for the journey. Students will need food and drink at various points along the way.
Important issues… All five members of teaching staff will have a first aid kit on them throughout the entire trip. All staff will be in contact with each other during the entire trip. All staff will have all students’ mobile numbers Emergency procedures
Important issues… Spending Money Students should not need more than ₤15.00 per day. Students may want to take between ₤100 and ₤130. (Euro conversion is approximately 118 to 160 Euros)
Important issues… Planning for the temperature The weather will (we hope!) be around 29 degrees… Sun Protection Sun glasses Clothing to suit the temperature *(allowing for one day of rain)
Important issues… Travel sickness pills… We’re traveling by ferry and coach. Please plan for any likely travel Scenarios.
Important issues… Any big tesco or Boots ++ International plug adaptor
Important issues… Rooms (who’s with who?) This week, all students will be given this slip…
Important issues… Respect Your child is representing the school in Spain: School rules apply Following instructions is of vital importance Contact will not be made home unless it is deemed necessary (but, if it is necessary it will happen)
Important issues… Rehearsing / learning Lyrics etc Every student in the choir has a lyrics pack and CD. Chris says he’s happy with the pans bands that are practicing for Spain (But asks for students to now go ‘up a gear’)
CHOIR.... Standards.... LEARN YOUR LYRICS BY MEMORY (ALL SONGS....)... We’re not there yet! Don't underestimate the practice needed to become familiar with all your harmonies (Over the rainbow...) Projection.... STILL NOT LOUD ENOUGH Let’s raise the bar now please....
This is why we can set up a steel pans, choir and soloists concert within one hour....
Ultimate top tip for parents / carers....
Note to parents / carers The last payment date was 30 th May
Thank you If you haven’t yet handed in your final letter response, please do so ASAP. This PowerPoint Presentation Will be on the school website tomorrow Saturday 6 th July.... 2:30pm.... “Feels like I should be somewhere”