Year 8 Belgium Battlefields Trip 2018 The Trip

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Year 8 Belgium Battlefields Trip 2018

Year 8 Belgium Battlefields Trip 2018

The Trip What? Year 8 English trip – War Poetry Where? Ypres, Belgium When?

The Trip What? Year 8 English trip – War Poetry Where? Ypres, Belgium When? Wednesday 12 th December – Friday 14 th December 2017 Why? War Poetry Unit Who? Miss Quinn, Mr Snowdon, Miss Lancaster, Mr Kirk, Mrs Robson and 36 pupils

Overview § § § § § Overview Trip Itinerary Accommodation Groupings Packing List Money/Spending

Overview § § § § § Overview Trip Itinerary Accommodation Groupings Packing List Money/Spending Medical Code of Conduct Questions

Ypres

Ypres

Travelling Down § Meet 10: 30 pm Tuesday at school (with all belongings) §

Travelling Down § Meet 10: 30 pm Tuesday at school (with all belongings) § Give any medication/money to group leader (money in envelopes, medication in bag with instructions) § 11 pm – Depart school § Stop at services on the way (only for toilet stop). Breakfast to be eaten on the coach § 7: 20 am - board Eurotunnel § 8: 55 am (local time) – Arrive in Calais and

Day 1: Wednesday 10: 30 am – Arrive in Ypres. Passchendale, Ypres cathedral, Christmas

Day 1: Wednesday 10: 30 am – Arrive in Ypres. Passchendale, Ypres cathedral, Christmas market and ice skating 4 pm - Anticipated arrival at hotel, evening meal, relaxation time (or bed!)

Rooms

Rooms

Day 2: Thursday 8 am – Breakfast 9: 45 am – Menin Gate 10

Day 2: Thursday 8 am – Breakfast 9: 45 am – Menin Gate 10 am – Flanders Field Museum 11 am – Meet tour guide and visit Essex Farm Cemetery, Langemark, Tyne Cot, Hill 60, Belgium market (aka chocolate heaven) 5: 30 pm – evening meal at hotel

Day 2: Thursday 6: 30 pm – Depart hotel back to main square 8

Day 2: Thursday 6: 30 pm – Depart hotel back to main square 8 pm – Last Post Ceremony at Menin Gate. Return to hotel for some creative poetry writing and hot chocolate.

Day 3: Friday 7: 30 am – Breakfast/pack 10 am – Visit to Wellington

Day 3: Friday 7: 30 am – Breakfast/pack 10 am – Visit to Wellington Quarry 11: 30 am – Depart and visit Newfoundland Park 1: 20 pm – Depart and head to port 4: 50 pm – Depart Calais 11: 45 pm – Anticipated arrival at school (website/Facebook will be updated)

Groups Miss Quinn: Jacob Charlie Luke S-C Will Daisy Caitlin Grace Helena Lily Mr

Groups Miss Quinn: Jacob Charlie Luke S-C Will Daisy Caitlin Grace Helena Lily Mr Snowdon: James Rhys Stan Angus Lauren Rhiannon Joy Jessica Sally Mr Kirk Ethan Fin Luke S Johnny Laila Anna Millie Mia Miss Lancaster Tom Alex Abel Elliott Connor Macy Lily Poppy Leilah

Packing § § § Warm clothes for 3 full days (layers as it will

Packing § § § Warm clothes for 3 full days (layers as it will be cold!) Hats, gloves, scarf 2 pairs of shoes (indoor and outdoor) Towel and toiletries Breakfast/lunch/snacks for Wednesday or bring money to buy these. Nothing with nuts in! Pen/pencil/notepad (for writing) i. Pod (no connection to internet) Camera Book/puzzle book/games console/DVDs (for bus) Spending money for market (50 euros max in envelope), 4 euros for ice skating and British money for services there and back) Medication (to be given to group leader) No mobile phones or i. Pads, flip flops, suitcases the sizes of houses

Before You Leave… § Read and sign the behaviour contract (parent and pupil) §

Before You Leave… § Read and sign the behaviour contract (parent and pupil) § Sign the ice skating consent form § Sign the paracetamol form § Hand in passport/EHIC card if not already § Check dietary requirements and medical info § Photography § Ask any questions