The qualifying hiking expedition is fast approaching (11th – 13th October), so I am sharing the kit list again as a reminder of what students need to take. There is no actual kit check this time as students will have the appropriate kit from the practice expedition.
Can I advice that students bring an extra blanket and / or an extra coat for at the campsite. The nights could get cold. Thermals are also a good idea for an extra layer of warmth. Lots of thin layers are better than 1 thick layer.
The extra items can be brought in a plastic bag with camp shoes and will be kept on the mini bus rather than students having to carry them.
Extra kit lists are available from the office.
Further information about times etc will be posted later in the week.
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All silver hiking expedition groups must have completed ALL of their planning for the assessed expedition by the deadline of 3.15pm Friday 28th September.
This deadline is non extendable as I need the following 2 weeks to finish risk assessment, finalise staffing and equipment.
Students are all aware that Wednesday 26th September is the last date that I am willing to check through their planning and give feedback. Any final corrections can then be done in school during the DofE session on Friday 28th.
Any Group that has completed everything and had it approved by me by 3.15pm on Friday 28th September will go on the assessed expedition on the 11th October.
The presentation for the DofE Silver Awards has been set for Monday 19th November at 5.30pm.
Further information will be posted nearer the time.
Students need to have completed all their silver sections by the 5th November to receive their award on the evening.
We expect to be at Conisbrough Castle for 3pm at the latest. We will update you if this changes. Many thanks.
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Can I apologise for the error on the canoeing letter please.
It states in the table that the cost is either £130 / £140. This is the correct figure. Please ignore the cost written beneath this of £150 / £160.
Can I also explain that although the office is accepting money for this, no places can be guaranteed until groups are decided and approved by crew leaders and Mrs Mawby. If for any reason your son / daughter is not able to go on the canoeing expedition, then this money will be returned to you.
The figure of £130 / £140 is dependant on how may students take part in the canoeing expedition. For example this figure is based on 20 students taking part. If there are fewer students then the price may increase and vice versa.
I have also spoken with Mrs Mawby regards paying in instalments which she is happy to do but please email her directly about this. email@example.com
Apologies if the initial letter didn’t explain this properly.
Just a reminder that consent forms for the Assessed Expedition must be returned no later than Friday 13th September.
All risk assessments for the weekend will be submitted on Monday 17th September so any consent forms submitted after this will be too late and will result in students not going on the expedition.
C22 will be holding their Bronze Award Presentation on Tuesday 9th October starting at 5.30pm and finishing around 6.30pm.
Further details about the evening will be posted nearer the time.
Please add this date to your diary!
Random numbers have been selected for the Silver DofE Raffle Money.
1st prize is £25 2nd Prize £15 3rd Prize £10. Students who sold the tickets have been given the prize money to pass onto the winners. Thank you to everyone who has bought a ticket. There are still three months left to be in with a chance of winning.
May 1st Number 90 2nd Number 04 3rd Number 28
(1st – Craig M 2nd – Sarah 3rd – Miss Blair)
June 1st Number 93 2nd Number 74 3rd Number 60
(1st – Helen W 2nd – Julie W 3rd – Michael W)
July 1st Number 17 2nd Number 86 3rd Number 51
(1st – Jack’s Mum 2nd – Pat G 3rd – Kerry P)
August 1st Number 66 2nd Number 10 3rd Number 35
(1st – Jonathon B 2nd – Janet W 3rd Gillian N)
September 1st Number 50 2nd Number 15 3rd Number 96
(1st – Rachel S 2nd – Mrs Duffield 3rd – Amaan)
Please can parents / carers that have been contacted by crew leaders during the holiday regards missing kit for the Silver hiking expedition make sure these items are brought into school on Tuesday morning for checking during crew.
Please be aware that students may not be able to go on expedition if kit that was missing from the previous check is not brought to this session.
It is extremely important that students have appropriate clothing and equipment when on expedition, therefore kit check is a key part of our expedition planning process.
If you have any questions or are unsure if this applies to you then please email me or your crew leader.