NGHS Staff ◦ Miss W. Taylor and Mrs T. Ford Halsbury Travel ◦ Keith Sharkey – Managing Director Ski wear ◦ Sub32
Monday 2 April ◦ Students to meet and register with their group leader on Arboretum Street at 10:30 Sunday 8 April ◦ Students will have breakfast at the accommodation in Stowe before taking the coach transfer to New York arriving at approximately 18:30. Monday 9 April ◦ Sightseeing and shopping in New York ◦ At 17:00 we will take the coach to New York Liberty International Airport Tuesday 10 April ◦ Transfer back to Arboretum Street from Heathrow Airport. Our approximate return time will be approximately 13:30
OUTBOUND FLIGHT WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS – 2 APRIL 2012 ◦ Check-in: 15:05 from London Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5) ◦ Flight number: BA0187 ◦ Departs: 18:05 from London Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5) ◦ Arrives: 21:15 at Newark Liberty International Airport (Terminal B) INBOUND FLIGHT WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS – 9 APRIL 2012 ◦ Check-in: 18:25 at Newark Liberty International Airport (Terminal B) ◦ Flight number: BA0188 ◦ Departs: 21:25 from Newark Liberty International Airport (Terminal B) ◦ Arrives: 09:15 (10 April) at London Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)
INFORMATION FROM BRITISH AIRWAYS – BAGGAGE ALLOWANCES Checked baggage ◦ One case - 21kg Hand baggage ◦ 2 piece hand baggage allowance for all British Airways flights; the following allowances apply: one standard-sized bag - maximum size of the bag must not exceed 56x45x25cm (including wheels, pockets and handles) In addition, one laptop sized bag, handbag or briefcase Heavy items ◦ Passengers taking more than their baggage allowance will incur excess baggage charges
The Mountaineer Inn – Stowe Days Inn – New York ◦ Rooms will be allocated based on four sharing two queen sized beds ◦ Please keep your rooms tidy ◦ Keep noise to a minimum – respect other guests ◦ Respect curfew times ◦ Keep valuables on your person or lock them inside your suitcase ◦ You must not leave the accommodation unless accompanied by a member of staff (or for an emergency evacuation)
Groups will be based on ability and not friendships Ski instructors will decide if individuals need to move up or down a group Helmets will be compulsory Suitable clothing must be worn at all times
Listen carefully to all instructions, ask if you are unsure about anything Respect the Ski Way Code Look out for each other – let your instructor know if you or someone else in your group is in difficulty or feels ill Make sure you keep any valuables such as money and a camera safe
It’s important to wear the correct clothing to stay warm and safe in the snow. If we do notthink that you are dressed appropriately we will ask you to change. Ski jacket Base layerWaterproof and windproof, with a hood and pockets. Not cotton, as it doesn’t let out moisture. Synthetic layers are best. Mid layer This is what will keep you warm. Fleece or hoody is ideal. Ski trousers Waterproof and windproof, able to fit over boots.
Gloves Ski socks Gloves are best for Only ever wear one pair of socks ease of movement. with your ski boots otherwise you’ll get blisters. Mittens Or mittens are best if you suffer from cold hands. Sunglasses Hat Ok to use when75% of body heat is lost it’s sunnythrough your head so it’s Gogglesessential you wear a hat… For when it’s cold, windy and snowing Helmets Compulsory on the slopes! And don’t forget your sun block!
Best behaviour is expected at all times Listen to all instructions Do not interrupt ski instructors and staff Be polite Behaviour contract
Variety of evening activities both at the hotel and also close to the resort All other evening activities will be organized in resort based on availability. Options will include: Visit to Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream factory visit Sleigh ride in the mountains Firework Display Quiz in the hotel Disco Cinema Remember that you must be in groups of four at all times when remotely supervised
8 April 2012 ◦ Transfer to New York ◦ Staying at Days Inn ◦ Some sightseeing ◦ Evening meal in a Time Square Restaurant 9 April 2012 ◦ Pre-arranged sightseeing ◦ Some shopping time – remote supervision for a limited time period ◦ Coach to the airport
Money ◦ Pupils tend to spend all money they are given. Your daughters will need enough to buy lunch every day. A little money in sterling will also be needed for the journey to buy refreshments. Documents ◦ Passports will be collected in. The information booklet provided contains important details about the trip. ◦ Up-to-date medical consent forms required closer to departure. Preparation ◦ Snowdome, Tamworth: 08705 000011 ◦ Optional but lessons will save at least one day on the slopes and will result in a quicker rate of progress.
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Members of staff will now be around to answer any questions you may have.