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Residential Visit: Whitemoor Lakes

Welcome to the page which will be updated on a regular basis, with everything that you need to know about the upcoming residential visits.

Presentation 1 (19 Dec 23)

Dates of trip 

The visit the current Year 4 children will take place from Monday 9th to Friday 13th September, 2024.

43 children have paid the deposit and are booked to attend. Deposits were due on Wednesday 20th December, 2023

 

Various forms regarding dietary needs, medication contact numbers and a packing list are available on this page.

 

Aims

  • Develop personal and social skills;
  • Gain new experiences;
  • Develop friendships;
  • Improved positive attitude;
  • Links to curriculum work.

 

Numbers going and cost

All children who wish to with 1 member of staff for every 10 children, approximately.

Cost £360 – Likely to drop to around £300, after money being raised through enterprising activities such as Cinema Nights.

  • £20 deposit (non-refundable) to secure a place by 20th December, via SchoolMoney. - COMPLETE
  • £150 must be paid by 20th March, via SchoolMoney.
  • The final balance of £360 must be paid by Monday 5th July, also by SchoolMoney.

 

Update as at 29th April: Please can we draw to your attention the payment deadlines previously shared, as below: £20 deposit (non-refundable) to secure a place by 20th December, via SchoolMoney. - COMPLETE £180 must be paid by 20th March, via SchoolMoney - NOW overdue if not yet settled.

 

The final balance of £360 must be paid by Monday 1st July, also by SchoolMoney. The following payments must be made to avoid charges to school, otherwise your child’s place will be cancelled and they will not be able to attend.

 

£180 must be paid by 13th May, via SchoolMoney - NOW overdue if not yet settled.

 

The final balance of £340 must be paid by Monday 1st July, also by SchoolMoney. Please note:

 

Cancellation of your child's place after 13th May, will result in a 50% charge of the original fee. Cancellation of your child's place after 1st July will result in a full charge of the original fee.

 

Expectations

At Croft Junior School we value the benefits of visits for your children, residential visits definitely included. For the safety of the group as a whole and individual children and staff we have a number of expectations of the children and their families. We must be confident that…

  • Instructions are obeyed instantly without question (initially).
  • Positive behaviour has been demonstrated within the school behaviour policy.
  • Children wishing to go have a proven good behaviour record on previous school visits.
  • Parents are 100% supportive of the school, its policies and its staff.

 

If there are any areas in which you are not 100% confident and supportive, think carefully whether you wish your child to go. Likewise, if we are not 100% confident of your support, we would not be happy to include your child.  In addition, should a child be persistently anti-social, rude or bad-mannered, we will bring that child home. We don’t however expect there to be any. These points are made and followed for the safety and enjoyment of the whole group.

 

Whitemoor Lakes

Extensive facilities. All bedrooms en-suite, with 3-8 children sharing. A bedroom preference form will be available prior to the trip. We ensure all children have at least one friend with them. It is in the interest of staff to get the rooms right.

 

Itinerary 

Varying outdoor and adventurous activities. A sample of activities is shown on the images in the presentation shared.

 

Meals

3 meals per day with dietary needs accommodated.

 

Medication

Clearly labelled with name and instructions. A member of staff will look after and administer as required. No medical condition nor need will prevent a child from attending.

 

Pocket money

A small amount permitted – Maximum of £10 (to be confirmed). A member of staff will look after the money when not needed to ensure it is safe.

 

Communication

Please feel free to write to your children – they may like to get a letter. If you are not going to write, please do tell them so they are not upset when they do not receive something. There will be no phone calls to children as this can cause upset/homesickness.

 

The address to write to is:

Barley Green Ln,
Lichfield,
WS13 8QT

 

Should you need to contact us in an emergency, call school who will contact staff directly.

If it is out of school hours, call Whitemoor Lakes on 01283 795000 who will inform a member of our staff straight away.

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