Bienvenue! Willkommen! Mrs Hampson (MFL 10th visit to the teacher and trip leader) Miss Dolan (HOY 7, Alsace region of Science teacher, deputy France and Baden- leader, medical, Wurtemburg in experience) Germany. Mr Bark (HOD MFL, experience) Mr Acheson (HOY 8, MFL teacher) Mr Pierce Williams (HOY 10, music teacher)
First things first! Ticked name to show here? Later, please check the emergency numbers given to us (sheets at back) Check child’s mobile number EHICs and medical/ safety forms still to come in
Booklets 1 for parents (given out on entrance tonight) 1 for pupils (given out nearer the time)
2 key things 1. Aims of the trip: to enjoy being in France & Germany practise French & German HAVE A FUN TIME! 2. BUT must follow rules to the letter to ensure safety.
Itinerary & food Sat 2nd June Meet 9.45pm prompt Food needed for journey/ ferry Picnic lunch provided by us on Sun Pupils use language skills to buy own lunch on Mon in Strasbourg. Picnic lunch provided on Tues Meal at theme park on Wed Thurs – lunch provided on way back. Tea will be needed to be bought on the ferry (fed up of our sandwiches by then) Thurs 7th June 23.59 – poss arrival time. Telephone tree – 5 volunteers needed. Ripon?
Luggage & clothes Small bag for coach inc food for journey Pillow & travel sickness tablets? Suncream & sunhat, travel plugs, swimming trunks for the boys. Sensible, appropriate clothes. Footwear. Waterproof
Valuables Responsible for own possessions Do not leave money or expensive possessions unguarded or in the youth hostel.
Accommodation: Ciarus International youth hostel Use every year Nice facilities Rooms of 3,4,6 (t.b.c) with an en-suite H & S video, 24 hr manned reception, CCTV, night porters patrolling No reasons to leave room Expected to behave on balconies www.ciarus.com
Medical Handed medical form back Travel sickness? Medicines to Miss Dolan (labelled) Keep us up to date before we go! Few individuals to see Miss Dolan at the end of this meeting
Food Be adventurous! Evening meal in centre (veggie option) Picnic lunch No chewing gum on coach Water bottle?
Telephoning home Make sure child knows how! Check mobile can make/ receive calls abroad. Depends on network provider. International roaming. COST!! Beware the ‘homesick’ phonecall! News & photos from blog while there! MFL langs blog (www.thirsklangs.edublogs.org)
Shopping Plenty of opportunity No alcohol/ tobacco Illegal goods Watch out for dodgy street traders! Just say no!
Behaviour Small groups Impeccable behaviour Representing school Consequences!
Language Practise your foreign languages (helpsheets in booklets) Mixed group
Return journey Telephone tree – 5 volunteers needed tonight. See Mr Bark. Back by midnight approx on Thurs 7th