Le Chateau du BroutelEach dorm accommodates up to 8 peopleand is en suite. Though we won’t bespending much time in the dorms – we’llbe too busy. 3
FoodLots of it. Delicious. Lots of choice. No-one goes hungry. You don’t have to havesnails and frog’s legs if you don’t want to! 4
Activities• Abseiling• Obstacle course• Camp craft• Rafting• Blind trail • All with trained instructors –• Fencing Chateau has excellent safety record• Canoeing • If particularly cold or wet,• Kayaking water activities will be swapped for alternatives.• Climbing Water is 2ft deep.• Archery 5
Typical day at Le Chateau:Wake up 7.30 Breakfast 8.001st Activity 9.00 (eg Archery) (about 90 minutes)2nd Activity 10.50 (eg Climbing)Lunch 12.203rd Activity 1.40 (eg Kayaking)4th Activity 3.30 (eg Fencing)Freshen up 5.00 (Y6 blog/Twitter time)Dinner 5.30-6:005th Activity 7.00 (eg Campfire songs)Bed by 10.00Lights out 10.30 6
Excursions• We will be going on several trips to local towns, the supermarket, the beach, a French market etc.• We will also be visiting the Remembrance Day memorials within Rue to support our WW2 topic. 7
Medication• Pupils with asthma must bring 2 inhalers. – One will be kept by staff. – One will be carried by the pupil at all times.• Calpol forms.• All medications must be labelled clearly with the child’s name and the dose to be administered. 10
Emotions• They’ll miss you & you’ll miss them.• They’ll miss you less if you’re strong.• You’ll be reassured by the regular tweets & blog posts• You can comment on the website by Disqus but we won’t show the comments to your child until the journey back. No contact is better for them – they’re much more able to cope. 11
Keeping in touch• http://www.marlcliffe.sheffield.sch.uk/y6,• http://twitter.com/marlcliffesch• (set up an account online or• via mobile phone)• You’ll get text updates as soon as they’re posted on Twitter.• Emergency contact number available 24 hours a day. 12
Phone Tree France Branch 1 Branch 2 Branch 3Important messages (e.g. arrivals and departures) will be passedto parents using a phone tree. We will send messages to the 3people at the head of the tree. Each person then passes themessage to the next person on the list.If you would like to be part of the phone tree, please add yourname to the sheet or contact your child’s teacher. 13
Cost• Same as last year - £294• Payment plan available within school. Money paid in small chunks between February and July.• Speak to us about discounts for families with more than one child on the trip.Confirmation slip by Friday 27th January 2012.Deposit (£50) needed by 24th February 2012. 14
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