Friday 2nd July 2021
Dear parents/carers of Year 6 pupil,
Monday 19th July 2021: Year 6 trip to Go Ape! Bedgebury Forest
The children are going to attend a day’s activities at Go Ape! at Bedgebury Forest. The children will be accompanied by the whole Year 6 team and Miss Oppong. We will take 2 coaches from school to Bedgebury Forest and then walk through the forest to Go Ape.
Children will need to be at school at 7:30am on Monday 19th July for an 8:00am departure and we will register children in the Paxton playground. We will return to school at approximately 4:30pm, if we are running late, we will send a text so please ensure the office has up to date contact details for you.
The children will be taking part in the Tree Top Adventure Course with a maximum height of 12 metres. Once we arrive at the centre, children will have a safety talk from centre staff and will then be escorted around the course by qualified instructors. After the tree top course, children have an hour of team building games led by centre instructors. We will also have the opportunity to explore the forest: children will walk along the play trail and be supervised on play equipment.
You will need to provide a packed lunch for your child which should not contain fizzy drinks, sweets or nuts (due to pupil allergies). For children in receipt of free school meals or universal free school meals a school packed lunch will be provided. Lunch needs to be fully disposable and in a named plastic carrier bag. Children must not bring mobile phones, cameras, any money or valuable items on this trip. If your child needs to bring a mobile phone to let parents know they have arrived at school, this can be left at school locked away.
Children do not need to wear school uniform on this trip. We have been advised that children should wear long sleeves, long trousers and trainers (or alternative flat shoes with closed toe and heel). Children should also wear a waterproof coat or a sunhat depending on the weather. Children’s stomach area will need to be covered and long hair must be tied back. Go Ape also state that children can wear gloves on the course but this is not essential.
There is a cost for parents of £10.00 per child for this trip (the cost per child is £30.00 but the school will cover over half of the cost.) If you haven’t already done so, please complete the link below giving your child permission to go to Go Ape! and pay the cost of the trip by Wednesday 14th July on SIMS Agora.
If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
Year 6 team