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Year 9 Sorrento Trip 2019
Trip Objectives 1. To see and learn about the Geographical landforms created by an active plate boundary. 2. To see first hand the impacts of an active volcano. 3. To visit and appreciate the importance of farming, ice cream making and tourism to the local economy. 4. Witness and observe the impacts of tourism on the local area.
Staff Miss Miller – Trip Leader Mr Cleminson – Deputy Leader Mr Kirkpatrick Mrs Craig Mrs Howell – Fluent Italian 41 Students
Monday 10 th June- Coach and Air Travel Meet at St Aidans’s car park at 10 am. Depart 10. 30 am Please ensure bags packed in accordance with airport security restrictions 15 kg person + one piece of hand luggage see Easyjet website if you have any queries Easyjet Flight EZY 2417 Check in opens 3: 40 PM. Departs for Naples airport 5: 40 pm , arrives 9. 20 pm Opportunity to buy lunch at service station then more food at the airport. Additional food/snacks encouraged however please no nuts, egg or dairy.
Mon 10 th Continued Arrive Naples 9. 20 pm Travel by coach to accommodation (approximately 45 minutes) Arrive at Hotel La Ripetta where rooms will be allocated and students settled for a good nights sleep. This is a long day so plenty of food and water required.
Tuesday 11 th Activity 1: Herculaneum ruins visit – teacher’s will provide a guided tour and background on the eruption of Mount Vesuvius which devastated the settlement. Activity 2: Ice cream and sorbet making in Sorrento. This is lead by a brilliant lady who provides a great experience for the students and there is an opportunity to try lots of flavours! Some free time to explore beautiful Sorrento and possibly buy gifts.
Wednesday 12 th Activity 1: Mount Vesuvius Visit. Beautiful coach ride up the majority of Vesuvius before a final trek to the very top on foot. Activity 2: Guided tour of Pompeii. Evening: Ice cream, Beach activities (Not swimming) , Relax and enjoy!
Thursday 13 th Visit to a local working farm to sample home made produce (Delicious) and pizza making (even more delicious) Stunning Scenic drive down Amalfi coast. Amalfi Coast boat trip (weather dependent) Time in Amalfi centre with optional cathedral visit (must have shoulders/knees covered for this). Final Dinner at the hotel and beach if we have time!
Friday 14 th Breakfast at 8 am and depart (with packed cases) at 9. 30 am. Activity 1: Visit to volcanic area (Solfatara) for guided visit. Then a visit to a beautiful nearby temple (Temple de Serapide). Activity 2: Naples archaeological museum and underground for a guided tour and lots of culture/history)
Friday 14 th Continued Flight Home: Departs Naples airport 9 pm FLIGHT EZY 2418 Arrive Luton 10. 55 pm Aim to be back at St. Aidan’s ASAP (around 3. 45 am) – Sorry!
Accommodation Hotel La Ripetta Address: Via Ripa di Cassano , 4, 80063 Piano di Sorrento, NA, Italy. Telephone: +39 081 532 1336 Students in multi bedded en suite rooms – a rooming list will be completed before departure. Four nights full board accommodation, comprising of bed, breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals.
What to bring Water bottle (large refillable bottle very important) Sun cream/after-sun/sunhats etc. Sensible shoes (there is a lot of walking). Not pumps Rucksack. Clothes that cover shoulders to prevent sunburn. *sensible clothes! Waterproof jacket (just in case). Medication/sickness pills. Italian phrase book/Guides. Books games etc for journey. Camera/phone. (Any valuables are brought at your own risk. )
Money Most food is included whilst in Italy Supplementary snacks, drinks, ice-cream souvenirs will all require extra cash. Suggested amount, between € 40 and € 100 and about £ 25. 00 English money. We ask for 15 Euros from students which covers the boat trip which we book on the day, weather permitting. We will try to negotiate the price down though, and any remaining Euros will be returned to students.
Other information Students will be allocated a ‘buddy group’ for activities and moving around whilst we are there There are 10 students per member of staff Each student will be given a card with list of emergency/staff contact numbers for the duration of the trip. It is essential to bring any medication that appears on student’s school medical record e. g. inhaler. Any allergies or dietary requirements must be identified before we travel. Medical welfare and lost Luggage and is covered by the school insurance, (policy with Zurich ) any personable valuables are not covered.
Other Information Please could we be really careful to avoid the following due to various allergies within the group of both staff and students: - Nuts - Eggs - Dairy -Aerosol sprays (these trigger the fire alarms!) - Perfume/aftershave (can we avoid this, we will be hot and sweaty no matter what!).
Expectations • This is not a family holiday, it is a St Aidan’s school trip to Italy. • Please be ready on time and Listen to instructions from teachers. • Please observe local customs/culture – regarding clothing** • No alcohol and no smoking. • No illegal substances. • No illegal activities. • Student Safety is paramount, risk assessments have been conducted for all activities in conjunction with school policy. It is essential that students are not a risk to either themselves or others. • Sanctions will be applied if necessary including a likely ban on future trips.
What to do now ü Hand in EHIC (check date) and passports. ü Collect letter/Itinerary with key information. ü Tell us about any other issues such as afraid of flying etc. ü Tell us if you are a vegetarian or have any other dietary requirements if it’s not already on medical details. ü Check medical details if necessary. (at the end see Miss Miller) Any other questions- please see Miss Miller.
Students what to do now: Thank your parents for being such kind people who are shelling out ££££ for you to go to the sunshine! Things they could have spent the money on include: Approximately 62 bottles of wine Or A Spa weekend for 2 Or A 55 in 4 k UHD LG television