06 November 2015

Dear Parents

As part of their Year 9 work on World War One, the History Department is proposing to take all of Year 9 to the Durham Light Infantry Museum on the morning of 19th November. While there, the pupils will have a chance to wear and handle a number of artefacts from that era, including First World War weaponry and clothing, will go through a drill session and will also have a chance to visit the museum galleries. Pupils will be under staff supervision at all times, and the handling sessions will be supervised by museum staff. It is hoped that this visit will considerably enhance pupils’ understanding of this era. We intend leaving School straight after Assembly, using the school minibuses, and we will return at 1.00pm, in time for lunch.

Normal School rules will apply, including the wearing of uniform, the prohibition of sweets, chewing gum and electronic entertainment such as IPods, MP3 or cd players. There is a shop at the museum that sells the usual museum merchandise, and there may be time for a quick refreshment stop at the museum cafe, so pupils can bring a small amount of money with them if they wish.

Pupils are covered by the School’s insurance policy. 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. Staff will take a first aid kit with them, and there are first aid facilities on site at the museum. 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.

The cost of the visit will be £4.00 which will be added to your spring term fee bill.

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.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this trip.

Yours faithfully

Mrs R Jones

Head of History

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