Event Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
This year’s residential visit to Manorbier, Pembrokeshire is fast approaching.
The children will be accompanied by Mr Brough, Miss Ebrey, Mrs Condra, Mr Loft and Miss Hollins.
The visit ties in well with our project - Coasts and the Sea.
Plans are nearly finalised and the itinerary jigsaw is falling into place. We’ll be staying at the Youth Hostel, which is close to beaches and cliff top walks. Day one - Tuesday 19th June will include travel to Manorbier.
On day two we spend most of the day out and about studying the coastal features, there will be a mix of serious and fun activities, plenty of searching for things, sketching, sandcastle building etc.
On Thursday we’ll visit Manorbier castle in the morning and then there will be a chance to experience surfing at the local Surf School during the afternoon at the beach either in Manorbier or at Freshwater West.
On the final day after a little more coastal study, we’ll be travelling home.
With regards to clothing please note school uniform is not required but ‘smart casual and comfortable’ is encouraged so please dress accordingly however, sturdy footwear is essential. It will be mid-summer so hopefully the weather will be warm. For the surf school wetsuits will be provided but swimming costumes will need to be worn underneath.
Equipment list (suggestions not a definitive list)
Backpack Packed lunch for Tuesday (a lunchbox is not recommended)
Drinks bottle (plastic)
Light weight waterproof (one that rolls up to fit into backpack is ideal)
Camera – optional (entirely your child’s responsibility)
Small activities for coach journey (e.g. electronic game etc. but NO mobile phones)
Toothbrush & Toothpaste
Soap & Bath Towel
Swimming costume (additional beach towel is optional)
Other personal toiletries
Strong trainers or walking boots
Trousers (jeans/shorts etc.) x3
T-shirts or similar x3
Socks (several pairs)
A plastic bag for dirty clothes
All meals apart from Tuesday lunch will be provided for. Breakfasts are usually a choice of cereals, juices, tea, toast and traditional cooked breakfast from a buffet. Lunches are packed lunch of sandwiches, crisps, cake and fruit. A cooked two course evening meal usually with some options available.
Children may like to bring a little pocket money for additional drinks and sweets etc. – there is a small ‘tuck’ shop at the Youth Hostel. They won’t need very much at all (there are very few other shops!!) This is entirely the child’s responsibility and I recommend it is kept in a small purse or wallet.
There will be a pre-visit meeting for parents and children on Tuesday 5th June at 6:30pm when you can hear arrangements for the trip and have the opportunity to ask questions.