Year 7 Camping Trip to Commondale

As part of our Year 7 transition process, and linked to the project based learning the students are undertaking within their base groups, we have organised a residential visit, staying at the Ravengill Campsite in Commondale, where we are expecting the whole of Year 7 to attend. As you will be aware we are developing our students’ learning capabilities throughout all the subjects and activities we undertake in College. Those learning capabilities of demonstrating a determined, adaptable, responsible, caring and self-reliant learner will be the focus of our learning expedition.

We aim to leave College on the Thursday morning, catch the train to Commondale and then camp at the Ravengill Campsite. The students will then undertake a series of challenges and activities linked to their project on ‘Who are we?’ We will aim to depart the campsite and return to the Scoresby Site via the train, to arrive back at College for 4.00pm on the Friday. If your son/daughter uses the school bus, please could you arrange to pick up them up from the Scoresby Site.

Classes 7B1, 7B2 and 7B3 will undertake the residential on the 14 and 15 September 2017. Classes 7B4 and 7B5 will undertake the residential on the 21 and 22 September 2016. A parent’s information evening will be held on Wednesday 6 September at Caedmon College Whitby, Scoresby site, main hall at 6.00pm.

A full clothing list will be provided and the College will provide all camping equipment, but if your son or daughter have their own sleeping bag that they would like to bring they would be more than welcome. Please could you provide a packed lunch for the Wednesday, all other meals will be cooked by the students and food provided by the College kitchen. We have managed to get great support for this learning experience from Schools Catering, The Scout Association and The Esk Valley Railway.

The College aims to subsidise, or provide free of charge, every trip. However, on this occasion, we ask if parents can please make a voluntary contribution of £20 to enable the trip to go ahead. This contribution is not compulsory but please note that, if insufficient contributions are received, it will not be possible for the College to run this trip. The cost of the trip will be based on the actual costs incurred, divided by the total number of students participating and will be equally shared between those taking part.

Our full Charging and Lettings Policy can be accessed via the following link under the Finance sub-heading:

Please complete the expression of interest attached and return with the voluntary contribution to your son/daughter’s coach by 6 September, or ideally within transition week.

Yours sincerely
Steve Graham
Assistant Principal

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