Watersports Adventure in France July 2018

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Dear Parent Carer

 

At Newquay Tretherras we strive to offer an exciting educational range of trips, which take place both in and out of school. These trips are designed to broaden each student’s experiences in outdoor Adventurous Activities and provide essential life skills.

 

As part of Newquay Tretherras Activities Week in 2018, we are now pleased to offer your child the opportunity to take part in an overseas Watersports Adventure in France during July 2018.  The trip is for 9 days, 8 nights and is a two centre trip based at Domaine de Segries (Ardeche Gorge) and Mimosa on the Mediterranean.

We are launching this trip early to allow people to pay in instalments and therefore make the trip accessible to all.

 

Departure Date: Sunday 8th July 2018

Return Date:                        Monday 16th July 2018

Mode of Travel:  49 seat executive coach – Dover to Calais Ferry

Cost per child:                    £670

 

Included in the above cost is return travel, full board and accommodation, a full activity programme, all equipment, instruction, evening entertainment and insurance.  The activities programme consists of the following: 2 day canoe descent down the Ardeche Gorge and a variety of land based activities at Segries. Followed by sea based activities such as sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, body boarding and banana boat in the Mediterranean.  There will also be a day excursion to Aqua Land between the two centres. Due to the nature of the trip, each child must be able to swim 50 metres.

The trip will be run by four members of staff, in conjunction with the specialist schools operator, PGL Travel Ltd.  PGL is a first class operator with a solid reputation for organising activity trips for schools overseas with almost 50 years experience in the school travel business.

 

Some of the features of booking with PGL include the following:

q    All activities are carefully risk assessed and all PGL centres are regularly assessed by relevant National Governing Bodies.

q    Comprehensive insurance cover and 24 hour medical assistance insurance is included in the price.

q    PGL is backed by ABTA membership and are ATOL licensed.  Your payments are therefore fully insured.

 

Places will be issued on a first come, first served basis with 44 places available. Deposits need to be in by 19th October 2017, if there are any issues with this please contact me at school. Following the initial deposit of £80, a second interim deposit of £150 will be required by Friday 8th December 2017.   All deposits become non-refundable once your child’s place has been confirmed on the trip and all further payments are non-refundable unless covered by PGL’s cancellation insurance. Other instalment deadlines for the following 12 months will be set once the trip has been booked. The final balance of the trip is due the following year by Friday 11th May 2018The school does reserve the right to withdraw any child from school trips if their behaviour and/or attendance is deemed unacceptable.

To assist with the cost of the trip a savings/instalment scheme will be set up via Parent Pay.

Suggested Instalment Scheme

Deposit/ first payment       £80 cheque March       £100
November                        £100 April          £120
December/January        £50 May          £120
February                           £100                                                                Total       £670

If you would like your child to take part in this exciting trip, please detach, complete and return the reply slip, with a cheque made payable to ‘Newquay Education Trust’ with your child’s name on the reverse and return to Miss Bray in the PE office. All subsequent payments will then be made via Parent Pay (France Watersports 2018), once your child’s place has been confirmed on the trip. If you need any extra time to complete the balance, this can be arranged. Please contact me at school for more details.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Miss H M Bray

Watersports Trip Leader

 

Download PDF version that includes a reply slip here

Please return to Miss Helen Bray, PE department by the 19th October 2017

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