Cultural Capital Week: Year 8
Three times a year the normal student timetable is suspended and we offer an alternative array of exciting, enriching and rewarding experiences which enhance the curriculum, build the cultural capital of students and further develop their interpersonal skills that underscore their successful development to adulthood. During the week beginning 17th of July, all students will be experiencing a range of internal and external trips and visits. The full programme of events will be released shortly, and we are working hard to keep the number of paid-for trips to a minimum as we are fully aware of the current economic picture across the country. Any students not attending paid for external trips will be involved in a free stimulating activity at no cost. All paid-for trips and visits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and all payments are to be made on ParentPay. This payment also serves as providing parental consent for your child to attend the selected trip.
Below, you will find details of the paid for trips that Year 8 students will have access to:
1) Chessington £38.68, Monday 17th July, 43 places available
Students will leave the Academy at 8.35am, travel by coach to Chessington World of Adventures, and return to the Academy at approximately 6pm, depending on traffic. Please indicate on the Google Form if you are happy for your child to make their own way home or if they should wait with staff to be collected. Students can attend this trip in the Academy branded PE kit as this will ensure that they are more easily recognisable to staff in accordance with our risk assessment procedures. Students are advised to bring an appropriate sunhat, sun cream and water bottle in case of hot weather. They will also need to bring their own packed lunch. Students who are eligible for a Free School Meal will be provided with a packed lunch. The cost of this trip is £38.33, which includes the cost of travelling by coach.
2) Gravity, Bluewater, £16.45, Tuesday 18th July, 20 places available
At this activity-filled trampoline park, students will have the chance to develop their skills of trampolining and climbing at the exhilarating and awesome Gravity Rocks climbing wall, which has 13 unique challenges to take on. Students attending this trip should come to the Academy in PE Kit. Climbing equipment is provided by the centre. Parents will be contacted separately to sign the health and safety agreement, as requested by the venue. Students will travel to Bluewater by public transport, returning to the Academy for 3.00pm. Students who are eligible for a Free School Meal will be provided with a packed lunch. The cost of this trip is £16.45. Students will travel free by public transport.
3) Go Ape, £26.66, Thursday 20th July, 15 places available
Students will have the opportunity to take part in a Go Ape Trips with Team Games and Treetops Challenge. This award-winning school trip is perfect for reuniting children with the great outdoors. Go Ape believes nature goes hand-in-hand with mental and physical wellbeing, and their secondary school trips help create fun, memorable and creative days outside of the classroom. Students will travel to one of the company’s London locations in Battersea by public transport. Students attending this trip should come to the Academy in PE Kit. Students will depart from the Academy at 8.45am and be dismissed upon their return to school at 3pm. Students who are eligible for a Free School Meal will be provided with a packed lunch. The cost of this trip is £26.66.
Please complete the permission slip using this link and make your payment via ParentPay if you wish your child to take part in this activity. Once payment has been confirmed, you will be contacted by your child’s Small School with further information about the waiver and health and safety details.
Please do get in touch with a member of your child’s Small School team if you have any questions about our Cultural Capital trips and visits.
Mrs H. Panton | Deputy Head of Turing School