Friday, 19 September 2014

Information for Departure

Pupils have been given a sheet with suggested clothing and items. Pupils should pack their own suitcase and tick off what has been packed on the left of the sheet. There is a space to tick on the right hand side when repacking. Please remember to put names on all belongings since there is a very strong likelihood of getting muddy and wet!

Pupils have been issued with a medical form for any medication. Families should place all medication, including travel sickness pills for the outward and return journey, in a clear, named plastic bag. Give it to the class teacher when registering in the Hall on Monday morning, who will check medication against the forms we have received.
A table for each class will be set up in the Gym Hall on Monday morning 29th September. Drop off luggage behind the table and then please wait outside in the playground. Pupils can register that they have arrived in school – and give class teachers any medication - from 8.30am– before going back out into the playground.

£10.00 spending money can be brought (though £5.00 is adequate) and should be looked after by your child in a named purse or wallet. Loose change is best. No mobile phones and we also would advise AGAINST bringing valuables such as Nintendo DS etc.
All children should have visited the toilet before coming back into the Hall at 9.15am.
We will gather in the Hall until the buses arrive. (Parents are kindly requested to wait outside to ease congestion.) Pupils will then carry their own luggage and board the buses one class at a time. Suitcases will be placed in the hold and cannot be accessed until we reach Lagganlia, so make sure to take day bags with packed lunch and drink onto the bus.
When on the bus, Sciennes’ staff will help stow jackets and day bags and check seat belts are fastened correctly.
We expect to leave between 9.30am and 9.45am and families are welcome to wait to wave us off.
We will update families on our adventures using this blog.
We expect to return to Sciennes around 12.30pm on Friday 3rd October.  If there is any significant change to the expected arrival time then school will send a text message to all parents. Updates about the journey will be posted on the blog.
Families are encourage to send mail to: Lagganlia Centre for Outdoor Education Kincraig Kingussie Inverness-shire    PH21 1NG

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