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Year 2 Southend Trip


15th May 2019


Dear Parents/Carers


We have arranged to take the Year 2 children on a trip to Southend.  This will take place on Tuesday 16th July 2019.  Our topic this term is the Seaside for both History and Geography.  Children will be learning about what Seaside’s were like in the past and now in the present. As part of this topic we would like children to experience the day at the seaside.


Due to the expense of the coach travel to Southend, The Hemel Lions have kindly donated £400 to the school towards this trip.


The cost of this trip will be £15.55 per child which includes the remainder of the coach travel, entrance to the Sealife Centre, a workshop, 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.  

Those children who receive Free School Meals, can pre-order one via the School Gateway app.


This trip can be paid online via the School Gateway payment system along with giving parental consent. If you require assistance downloading the app, please see below or pop into the office. You can also pay by Cash at the office if you would prefer.  You are more than welcome to pay instalments if this is more suitable, however the full balance must be paid by Monday 1st July.


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 know.


Yours sincerely


Miss Penning    Miss Keal

Year 2


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