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Kingswood: An unforgettable experience

Without fail, Year 6 children leaving our school highlights the 4 day residential as one of their best memories in primary school.   We would really like all of Year 6 (current Year 5) to go to Kingswood to take part in this unforgettable experience.

Where is it?

Grosvenor Hall in Ashford (TN24 9JZ)

When (and why then)?

Sunday 3rd November 2019 to Wednesday 6th November 2019.

From past experience, we have seen the benefit of children going at the beginning of their time in Year 6, rather than the end of year.  It is a great bonding experience and the children return home “just a little bit more grown up” and ready for the challenges of the coming year.  The residential is a great platform to develop the children’s independence and resilience.

How much is it?

£175 (£85 for children entitled to free school meals).

The price includes return travel by coach, full board, accommodation and a full programme of activities.

An initial non-refundable deposit of £60 (£30 free school meals) is required no later than Friday 3rd May 2019.

A second instalment of £60 (£30 for free school meals) will be due by the end of June 2019

The last instalment of £55 by 30th September 2019 (£25 for children on free school meals).

Which adults Will be going?

Four adults will be going:  Ms Johnson, Ms Ferguson, Ms Gillespie.  The 4th adult will be decided closer to the time.  Please come and discuss any medical, emotional or dietary needs that may influence your decision.  We can assure that every concern you may have, is one we have already dealt with over the many years of going on school journey.  Come and talk to us!

What happens if your child gets sick?

The staff of St Michael’s look after the children like they are their own.  Ms Ferguson is first aid trained and the centre also have staff on duty 24 hours a day, who are first aid trained.  You will be informed by our staff if your child is seriously ill or hurt, so consider that no news is good news!

How will you stay informed?

The school will update the blog with general information and photos.  If there is an emergency and you need to be in contact with your child, this can be organised via the school.

What do the children do at kingswood?

They have fun!  All day long! They challenge themselves and support each other.  They have a go at activities they may never have experienced before.

what about sleeping and eating?

The children sleep in shared dormitories (boys and girls are separated) varying between 2 and 5 children to a room. Our staff are in rooms adjacent to the children in the same corridor.

The children are provided with three hot meals a day from a varied menu which caters for all needs and dietary requirements.

What do they need?

Closer to the time you will be provided with a list of all the suggested clothing they will need.

What about concerns You may have?

Please make an appointment with Ms Johnson, Ms Gillespie or Ms Gouws if you have a concern or any reason for considering not to let your child experience this fantastic opportunity.

School journey helps to make memories that will last a lifetime.

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