Y7 Camping at Commondale

As part of our Year 7 transition process, and linked to the project-based learning, that the students are undertaking within their base groups, we have organised a residential visit, staying at the Ravengill Campsite in Commondale. We are expecting the whole of Year 7 to attend. As you will be aware, we are developing our students’ learning capabilities throughout the subjects and activities undertaken in College. These 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 the College on the Tuesday morning to catch the train to Commondale and then will 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, arriving back at the College for 4.00pm on the Wednesday. If your son/daughter uses the school bus, please can you arrange for them to be collected from the Scoresby Site.

Classes 7B1, 7B2 and 7B3 will undertake the residential on 11 and 12 September 2018. Classes 7B4 and 7B5 will undertake the residential on 18 and 19 September 2018. A parents’ information evening will be held on Wednesday 5 September, at our Scoresby Site, in the main hall, at 6.00pm.

A full clothing list will be provided and the College will provide all camping equipment. If your son or daughter has their own sleeping bag that they would like to bring, they may do so. Please could you provide a packed lunch for the Wednesday; all other meals will be cooked by the students and the ingredients will be provided by the College. 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: http://www.whitbycc.co.uk/wccpages/CollegePolicies.htm

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

Steve Graham
Assistant Principal

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