We know that the children would have been going to Ford Castle in May and due to the pandemic, this was cancelled last year. It has been a tense few months as we follow the road map out of lockdown, but things are certainly looking more positive, and restrictions are lifting.
Time for the good news…
As you know, behind the scenes we have been frantically planning and making arrangements to ensure that our class of 2021 get the best end to a difficult year- a one they truly deserve. We have booked things for the children on a week by week basis at the end of the term, this is to ensure that should we need to close their bubble, they will not miss out on everything and we can hopefully move things around should that happen. So, we have planned – we will allow you and your child to try to work out some of the cryptic things in store;
30th June – Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse
1st July – Lights, camera, action…and record
2nd July – All year 6 to breakfast club, bring two packed lunches, wear suitable clothes, ‘all aboard’, activities galore, toasting marshmallows and a late return to school
9th July – It’s Friday YAY! School, on an evening? REALLY! Glad rags on, disco dancing, spooky walk, DELIVERY, and sleep
10th July – School, on a SATURDAY, noooo home you go to sleep all day
12th July – Ditch the uniform, school by 9.00 then…a coach ride like no other. Parents and carers, watch out for the route which will be sent out beforehand, this method of transport is going to knock socks off. Back in time for lunch though.
12th July – a ‘sweet’ afternoon surprise…
We hope you and the children will have fun trying to work out these cryptic clues, more details will follow in due course. There may well be other things to schedule in, but these are the main ones.
Payment – we have calculated all costs and will subsidise the majority from school fund, however, we will require some contributions from families. We will set up a payment item on ParentPay called ‘Year 6 Activities’ and are requesting a £25 donation per child. If you have money left from Ford Castle we will send you a text message with this balance before Wednesday 21st April. The payment item on ParentPay will not be set up until Wednesday 21st April so please don’t try to pay beforehand.
It is also important to mention that these activities are also based on excellent behaviour and attendance, if children make the wrong choices in terms of their behaviour, consideration will be paid to whether or not they can participate.