Y9 Science Museum Trip

Dear Parent's/Carer's of Year 9, I hope you and your families are enjoying your Easter break.  

If your son/daughter is joining us on Tuesday 17 April as we explore London's Science Museum for the day, and whilst we are confirming the final details, here is the planned itinerary:

6:15am     Students to be on site at school

6:30am     Bus departs (1 rest stop scheduled)

9:45am     Arrive in London

10:00am   Free time to enjoy the museum

11:45am   Lunch

12:15pm   IMAX movie 'Beautiful Planet' on floor 3

1:30pm     Interactive Wonderlab experience

2:30pm     Free time to enjoy the museum

4:00pm     Depart London (1 rest stop scheduled)

7:30pm     Arrive back in school

Students will need to bring a packed lunch and snacks with them, along with a drink (non-fizzy of course).  We recommend a refillable bottle of water as well. For students entitled to free school meals, packed lunches will be provided and during tutor time on Monday they will be able to choose their sandwich filling. All students are encouraged to bring some money for an evening snack at the services on the way home where there is likely to be a fast food vendor of some kind. There is a good shop at the museum too, so students may want to bring some money to spend. Students will be responsible for their own money throughout the trip.

If your child needs any medication during the day (including travel sickness tablets), please make sure you register that with me on Tuesday morning before we leave. Staff will hold on to all medication and distribute it as appropriate.

Arriving back at school
As traffic may affect our return journey in particular, we will encourage students to text or phone home when we are about half an hour away from school, so you can make your way to collect them at an appropriate time. We will also use theDeneMagnaMaths FaceBook page to communicate our expected time of return back, so you may want to search Facebook and 'like' that page ahead of Tuesday's trip so that you can be kept up to date with trip information during the day.

Outstanding payments
As our Finance Department is taking a break this week, we will be in touch on Monday if any money is outstanding for the trip. If you haven't yet paid any outstanding money please make sure this is done by Monday at the latest. 

As on most school day trips, students will be expected to be in uniform. Normal school rules apply regarding jewellery, makeup etc.  There shouldn't be a significant amount of walking outdoors, but please make sure your son/daughter has a coat with them in case. If the weather is good they can always leave it on the bus during the day if not needed. Having a small bag or backpack to carry lunch in will help students to enjoy their day.

 We're looking forward to a great trip - if you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

 Kind Regards,

Steve Jones