Y5/6 Ford Castle Residential - Pre-departure information

8th September 2022

8th September 2022


Ford Castle Residential – Final pre-departure letter!


Dear Parents and Carers of Year 5/6 children,


We are very excited for the Ford Castle adventure residential that takes place next week from Wednesday 14th September until Friday 16th September.


Thank you for completing all of the consent forms, etc. – just a reminder to let us know straight away if any of your contact details or child’s medical/dietary requirements have changed since you completed the form.


Children should arrive at school for the normal time on Wednesday morning – the coach will depart from school at 10:00am – parents/carers are welcome to come and wave off the coach if you wish. We will arrive back at school for approximately 2:00pm on Friday. Children can either be collected from the coach on Tyneview, or will be dismissed as normal at 2:15pm. If the coach is running more than 20 minutes late, we will text parents/carers.


During the residential, the children will take part in a number of exciting activities, led by fully supervised instructors – including climbing, zip wire and rafting. On Thursday evening there will be a disco.


The LRPS staff members attending the residential this year will be Mr. Murphy, Mr. Sayers, Mrs. O’Driscoll and Mrs. Wakenshaw.


Children will not need any spending money as there is nowhere to spend money. We also that children do not take any valuable items including mobile phones, tablets, etc. We will post as many updates as we can to social media to keep you up to date on our adventures. In an emergency, we will always call you using the contact numbers you have provided.


If you have any questions before we leave, please do not hesitate to speak to one of us in school.


Best wishes,

Mr. Heeley (Headteacher)