04 June 2015

Dear Parents

To consolidate their year 7 history studies, the History Department has organised a trip to Bolton Castle on Tuesday 16th June. We are aiming to leave school promptly at 8.30am and will return to school, traffic permitting, for approximately 4.00pm.

The day will cover different aspects of medieval life brought alive by ‘Time Talk’ a company that specialises in historical recreation and includes:

  • Entrance to Castle
  • Tour of castle
  • Tudor style banquet
  • Costume Hire
  • Medieval activities covering areas such as calligraphy, pike drill, pomander making and dancing
  • Weather and staffing permitting, a bird of prey display

Pupils should wear their school sports gear (polo shirt, sweatshirt, tracksuit bottoms, waterproof jacket and trainers) as this will provide protection from the weather.

Lunch will be provided.  Children may bring further supplies if they wish but no chewing gum and drinks must be in a re-sealable plastic bottle only.  I will be carrying a first aid kit as the nominated first aider.  A full risk assessment has been undertaken by the group leaders.  The trip will be subject to the conditions as set out in the Parent Contract, and will be covered by the school’s insurance policy.  Please ensure if your child suffers from asthma or severe allergic reactions their inhaler/medication/epipen is in school, if they do not have them, they will be unable to go on the trip.  Pupils are not allowed to bring any personal items such as personal stereos, mobile phones or cameras.  Pupils can bring a small amount of money (£5 maximum) with which to buy souvenirs and/or an additional drink, if time permits. We endeavour to take photographs on as many school trips as possible, please visit our website, facebook and twitter pages to view a selection of photographs.

The cost of the day will be £20.50 which includes the activities outlined above and travel to and from the castle. The amount will be added to your autumn term fee bill.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or questions on any aspect of the trip.

Yours faithfully


Mr R May
Head of History

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