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Trips to France Dec 2019 and June 2020

Please find below details of the two trips to France that we are offering to students this year.

Please sign up for these trips by making a deposit payment on www.parentpay.com. As soon as we can confirm that places have been allocated, we will also ask you to complete and return a reply form. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, although we reserve the right to refuse places for students whose behaviour in school gives us cause for concern.

All students will be required to have their own passport. Please check carefully that the passport will still be valid after Brexit www.gov.uk/brexitcheckpassportsms - the school cannot take any responsibility for any issues resulting in invalid passports.

Lille Christmas Market, Shopping Centre and War Graves Visit

Friday 13th December 2019 – open to all students in Years 7-11

The provisional itinerary with local times is as follows:

04:30

Depart Chipping Sodbury School

09:25

Ferry to Calais

12:15

Arrive Calais

12:45

Cité Europe Shopping Centre

15:00

Visit to War Graves

16:30

Lille City Centre and Christmas Market

19:00

Depart Lille

21:30

Eurotunnel to Folkestone

01:30

Return to Chipping Sodbury School

 

This is a great opportunity for students who have never been abroad before to gain a taste of travelling to a foreign country, to develop their independence and to try out their language and communication skills.

The cost of the trip is £66; a deposit of £33 is payable immediately to secure a place on the trip, and a second payment of £33 is required by Monday 11th November. For children who receive Free School Meals, a subsidy of £33 is available.

Paris

Monday 22nd  - Friday 26th June 2020 – open to all students in Years 8 and 9 only

The provisional itinerary with local times is as follows:

Day 1

Depart Chipping Sodbury School by coach approx. 01:00 tbc

Eurotunnel to Calais

Arrive Paris city centre

Eiffel Tower

Day 2

Meaux Market

Shopping Centre Challenge

Day 3

Seine River cruise

Catacombes

Stade de France

Montmartre

Day 4

Parc Astérix (theme park)

Day 5

Depart Paris

Cité Europe Shopping Centre

Ferry to Dover

Return Chipping Sodbury School approx. 18:00 tbc

Students will have opportunities to speak French and will further develop their independence and resilience by being away from home and in a foreign country for an extended period.

The cost of the trip is £550; a deposit of £50 is payable immediately to secure a place on the trip, and instalments of £250 will be payable in February and April. For children who receive Free School Meals, a subsidy of £50 is available.

I do hope that our students will be inspired by one of these opportunities for their personal development. Full applications and reply slips will be sent out to parents as soon as possible when I can confirm that places have been allocated.

Mr Chris Pugh

Associate Assistant Headteacher/Head of MFL