Visit to Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre for Year 7 Students 2nd – 6th October 2017

Students are invited to take part in a retreat at Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre, set in the beautiful Peak District National Park, Derbyshire.

Set high up in “The Peaks” and overlooking the magnificent Ladybower Reservoir, this trip offers our students a fantastic opportunity to meet and work with their peers and staff during their first year at St Peter & St Paul Catholic Voluntary Academy.

Making new friends and learning in a relaxed and fun environment will develop team building, organisational and problem solving skills through activities, such as mountain-biking. These activities develop confidence and self-esteem which in turn helps in supporting academic progress as they develop through year 7. Students and staff will also take part in liturgies and prayer supporting their spiritual development.

Two trips will run and will take place week beginning Monday 2nd- 6th October 2017.  Students will either stay from the Monday morning to Wednesday midday, or Wednesday midday to Friday midday. Another letter will be sent home before the end of September to notify you of which group your child will be in. You will also receive further information about the equipment your child will need to bring with them, for example, waterproof clothing.

The cost of the trip will be £85.This includes accommodation, food, cycle hire, travel and organised activities.

Lockerbrook Outdoor Centre proved very popular last year, therefore places will be allocated on a first come basis as there are just 48 places available.  If you would like your child/children to take part in the visit, and to secure a place (s), please make a non-refundable deposit of £45 by 15th September 2017 using our ParentPay system. The final payment of £40 must be made by Friday 29th September 2017, although you are welcome to pay in full before this date.

 

A Christmas Carol at Trinity Arts Centre Gainsborough – Friday 17th November 2017

A trip has been arranged for students studying “A Christmas Carol” for their English Literature GCSE.  Although we study the book in detail during lessons, seeing the book interpreted as a play will add an extra dimension for the students as they reflect upon the performance.

The cost of the trip will be £20, which includes the price of the theatre ticket as well as travel costs. The coach will leave the Academy at 6:00 pm as the performance starts at 7:30pm prompt. We will return to the Academy at approximately 10:30pm where you will be able to collect your child. (Please note: This will be on Western Avenue as the Academy gates will be locked. Consideration of our neighbours will also be appreciated- thank you).

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To secure a place for your child, please make a non-refundable deposit of £10 by Monday 2nd October 2017 using our ParentPay system. The final payment must be made by Friday 3rd November 2017, although you are welcome to pay in full before this date.

Dress Code: Non-uniform.

 

Rome Pilgrimage – April 2018

We are planning a pilgrimage with European Study Tours to the beautiful city of Rome during the Easter Holidays 2018, with dates identified as Saturday 7th or Sunday 8th April as possible days for departure.

Mrs Helen Levey, Head of Hugh House, will be leading the pilgrimage. The tour price is £799. This is based on flights, an extensive itinerary that includes, a pre-booked visit to the Colosseum, a guide for the Vatican Museum and St Peter’s Basilica, a Papal Audience ticket and the support of a European Study Tour Guide / 24 hour emergency service guide.

Your child will need to hold a valid/current passport and have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Places are limited, so please see Mrs Sansam for a consent form and medical form if you are interested. An initial deposit of £299 will be required by 31st October 2017.

 

Western Front Tour –  25th– 27th June 2018

The Humanities Department in partnership with Remembrance Travel are planning a 3-day educational visit to the Western Front/ World War 1 Battlefields in both France and Belgium, commencing 25th June 2018. The main purpose of the visit is for our students to experience this very poignant time in our History and support their studies of World War 1 and Trench Warfare.

Please note that pupils do not need to be doing GCSE History to take part in this visit, however, they should have an interest in it. In the past, this has been a very popular visit and students who have participated have been impressed by what they have seen and found it to be a very moving experience.

Under the requirements of the Education Reform Act, we ask for a voluntary contribution of £275 per student, depending on uptake for this visit.   No student will be discriminated against if a contribution is not made, however, if insufficient funds are not received, we may have to cancel the visit.

Students wishing to participate in this visit will need to hold a current passport and a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

There are 40 places available which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. In order to secure a place on this visit, we will require a £30.00 non-refundable deposit by 29th September 2017.

Places are limited, so please see Mrs Sansam for a consent form and medical form if you are interested.