Together we nurture the genius in everyone
Dear Year 5 parents and carers,
The residential trip to Thames Young Mariners was a huge success. We have been so pleased to see the children's self-belief, maturity and relationships grow through such a fun experience. We now want to secure a really excellent residential experience for the children in the first half of the autumn term of year five. We have researched lots of different providers and have decided upon First Hand Experiences. They aim to connect children with nature through a variety of wonderful experiences on their 50 acre site of wildflower meadows, fields and woodland. Please see their brochure attached which gives you a flavour of what the children will experience. Some of the children have heard whispers that they might be going on another residential trip and are already very excited!
Our criteria in choosing a residential provider were:
- the right kind of experience for our children
- opportunities to live as a community, make new friendships and bond together as a year group with their new teachers
- somewhere which was a little further from home, but not so far that if there were a problem, it would be difficult for a parent to visit
- an affordable trip
The cost for a two night stay and travel to and from the site is £I48 per child. We would like to help you spread the cost of this between now and September, so £74 is payable now before the end of term.
First Hand Experiences also offer day camps and overnight camps during the summer. Whilst it would be wonderful for your child to 'discover' the camp together with their year group, if you felt your child would be particularly nervous about staying away from home, why not consider visiting the site for the day or overnight during the summer holidays?