Thursday 16th September 2021
Dear Year 6 Parents and Carers,
RE: NETHERCOTT FARM TRIP – Monday 15th November – Friday 19th November 2021
We are writing to you about the school journey that we are organising for Year 6 pupils. Due to the uncertainty around Covid and the travel implications of Brexit, it will sadly not be possible for us to go to France this school year. Instead, we have booked a week at Nethercott Farm in Devon from Monday 15th November to Friday 19th November 2021.
Nethercott is part of the ‘Farms for City Children’ project, initially set up by the writer Michael Morpurgo. The organising charity has been in operation for many years and we have been fortunate to have had many successful trips there. The experience at Nethercott is highly educational, rich and rewarding. Children live as farmers for the week, tending the animals and observing the two farmers, David and Graham at work. We will be giving the children further information about the programme over the coming weeks. You can also visit the FFCC website on www.farmsforcitychildren.org
The price of the journey is £300.00 for four nights (the actual costs is over £600, much of which is subsidised by the Farm’s charity & Kelvin Grove). This price includes transport by coach and full board. A small amount of pocket money will be needed for the Nethercott shop. A reduced price of £150.00 will be offered to families eligible for pupil premium or currently not working. After we gauge initial interest, we will provide more details regarding cost and payment plans.
Nethercott is able to accommodate 39 children per visit. If the initial trip is oversubscribed, we will arrange a second one later in the year to ensure that all children have the opportunity to visit the farm. The school will allocate which trip each child attends and we withhold the right to withdraw or not allocate places to children whose behavioural needs may pose a risk to themselves or others.
If you would like your child to go to Nethercott, please fill out the form below and return it to your child’s registration teacher.
We look forward to receiving your reply slips. Please contact Miss Pais if you require any further information.
The Year 6 Team