Y8 Parliament Trip
Year 8 Citizenship – Houses of Parliament
To complement our citizenship studies in Year 8, I have arranged two visits to the Houses of Parliament. These will involve a tour around the main buildings and a workshop on Making Laws.
I have also written to the Prime Minister’s office to request permission for us to enter Downing Street, for photographic opportunities. I am not able to confirm that this will be allowed as this will depend upon the security situation prevailing at the time.
The visits are planned for Monday 20th March and Thursday 23rd March. We will be able to take a total of 29 Year 8 students (plus supervising staff), on each trip. We will travel by coach, departing from school at 7.00am and leaving central London at 4.30pm. Pupils must wear school uniform and bring:-
A packed lunch plus a drink
Money to purchase a snack at the comfort break on the return journey
Any travel sickness medication/management method he or she requires
A mobile phone in order to contact home when we leave the motorway at Stafford, to arrange collection from school. This should hopefully be around 8.30pm – depending upon traffic and the drivers legal times and break requirements.
Places will be allocated on a ‘first come first served basis’. We would ask for a voluntary contribution of £21.50 towards the cost of the transport and insurance. However, the visit cannot take place unless we receive sufficient funds. The school does of course, reserve the right to not take any child due to
concerns about his or her behaviour. I would be grateful if you could return the attached permission slip, along with £21.50 (cheques made payable to Christ Church Academy) by Friday 3rd February 2017. Please ask your child to take both the slip and payment to the Finance Office and place it in the post box.
Finally, could I ask that when you are waiting outside the school, to collect your child at the end of the day, please leave the bus pull-in area free of cars, and also the junction of Princes and York Street and Old Road. This will allow for the quickest drop off and collection for everyone. Thank you in anticipation.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me at school.
Mrs C Thomas
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