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Y1 Southend Trip

Dear Parents/Carers


We have arranged to take the Year 1 children on a trip to Southend.  This will take place on Wednesday 26th June 2024.  Our topic in the Summer term is the Seaside in Georgraphy and Holidays in History.  Children will be learning about what Seaside’s were like in the past and now in the present, and also the physical features of the seaside. As part of this topic we would like children to experience the day at the seaside.


The cost of this trip will be £22 per child which includes the coach travel, entrance to the Sealife Centre, talks about the animals, and a treat of ice cream. The rest of the day will be spent at the beach before returning to school.


We hope to have a warm sunny day therefore all children must be dressed in a blue PE Top and a school sweatshirt/cardigan or fleece; children can wear shorts, leggings or trousers and please ensure comfortable footwear is worn. Children will need a sun hat and cream applied before school. We also advise that you keep track of the weather report so that appropriate clothing is worn.


The coach will be leaving the school at 9.15am and aims to return at approx. 17.00pm. We will be returning later than normal to give us more time at the seaside and allow for busy traffic on the journey home.


The children will need a packed lunch on the day. However, they can bring their lunches in a rucksack as this will be easier to carry around all day. NO GLASS BOTTLES, CANS OR SWEETS PLEASE.  If you would like to order a school packed lunch then this must be pre-ordered in advance. You can pre-order one by emailing the office at


This trip can be paid online on Arbor along with giving parental consent.  Due to the cost we are giving you 6 months in order to make payment. This can also be paid in instalments but full payment does need to be made by Friday 7th June 2024.


Please can we make you aware that when trips are arranged, the cost is based on the total number of children in that particular year/class group. Depending on venue, we usually have to pay in advance. If for any reason your child is not in school on the day of the trip, unfortunately, we will not be able to refund you as payment to the venue and transport will have already been paid for.

Thank you for your support in this matter.  Unfortunately, if insufficient funds are received, the trip will have to be cancelled. If you have any queries or difficulties paying this, please contact the office.


We may require some parent helpers for the trip. They will be asked to lead a small group of children. If you feel you are able to do this, please let the class teachers, or the office know.


Yours sincerely



Miss Penning    Miss Rolph

Year 1

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