Burwardsley 2015 June 11th-12th On the morning….. • You can bring the children into the classroom when you arrive to drop them off with their bags. • You will then be asked to leave the children so that we can get ready. • If you want you can then go to the front of the school and wait outside so that you can wave us off. Please do not linger in the entrance hall as this will disturb other children arriving for school. • Feel free to wave but I would ask that you let the children pass with their own bags (don’t help) and do not get on the coach to say goodbye. • We leave at 9.15am. Where we stay • We stay at an old school that is ideal for the younger children. • It has its own enclosed field and play area • The bedrooms are all off a central room that is used as a dining room. Day 1- We drop our bags off at the centre and get back on the coach. We will then be dropped off at Beeston Castle. We spend the morning exploring the castle and its grounds. We have lunch at the castle- lunch needs to be in a bag we can throw away. Don’t forget school will provide a lunch unless you have said otherwise. We then have a good walk back to the centre which takes around 2 hours. We stop for a snack and to play games like hide and seek in the woods. Back at the centre we have a yummy tea and then a play and a bonfire with toasted marshmallows The boys sleep in one dorm and the girls in another. A staff member sleeps in the room with the children. We usually have an early start the next day. Day 2- we will be based at the centre. We have a visit to the round house to begin. We will also be doing an archaeological dig and making clay thumb pots We then have a lunch provided by the centre and a quick play before heading home. Returning • We will be back by 2.30pm but children will stay at school as normal and go to sharing assembly. • Children will leave school in the usual way at 3.30pm. Things to note • • • • • • • • This is my 13th residential with Reception. The children will not be as worried as you are. I will text in the evening to let you know all is well. Any usual bedtime arrangements that your child has will be accommodated for, this includes if necessary- pull ups, bottles of milk, dummy's, special blankets- I have dealt with a variety of needs and we are very discrete. Don’t send new clothes we get very dirty! Children do not need any money. Any medication must be given to a staff member in the morning in a labelled bag with directions for administering. We can only give prescribed medication. I will try to do a blog on the website while we are there to keep you updated if internet allows.