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Whipsnade Invite


Monday 23 May 2016


Dear Parents/Carers

Educational visit to Whipsnade Zoo

Year 1


This year the educational visit for Year 1 will be to Whipsnade Zoo on Tuesday 21 June 2016.


As you are aware, our summer trips have been increasingly subsidised by the school in order to keep the cost per child at £10. Once again this year, transport and entrance costs have risen and we are reluctantly having to charge you a little more for the trip. The cost of the visit will now be £12 per child. It is still very good value for money as the children get so much from the day.


Can I remind parents that unlike most schools, we do not charge for any of the many extra-curricular events we provide, such as visiting theatre groups, workshops and sports coaching.


Although the charge is voluntary, we can only run these trips if enough parents contribute towards the cost. I hope you can appreciate our reasons for the increase and will continue to support us.


Any parent who feels unwilling or unable to make a voluntary contribution should please speak in confidence to Mrs P Brown. 


Please note, for those parents/carers who currently claim Pupil Premium are exempt from making a contribution as the cost will be met by the Pupil Premium Grant.


All the children will be provided with a healthy packed lunch and a drink on the day unless you inform us that you will provide your child with their own healthy packed lunch, including a drink in a disposable carton (no glass bottles or fizzy drinks please) in a disposable named carrier bag. Please fill in the form below and overleaf and return by Friday 10 June 2016 latest.  No spending money will be required. No sweets please.



                                           Trip to Whipsnade Zoo 
 Year 1                                                                                 

        My child will have a healthy school packed lunch

            The school packed lunch will consist of

                                    - Roll                                        - Box of raisins

                                    - Packet of crisps                      - Fruit

                                    - Biscuits                                  - Bottle of Water

        I will provide my child with a healthy packed lunch brought to school in a named, disposable bag.



The coaches (all fitted with seatbelts) will leave school at 9.15 am prompt and should be back at about 3.15 pm, so the children should arrive at school at the normal time and be collected at the normal time. 


Children will need to wear school uniform, with a light coat or jacket suitable for the weather on the day of the trip, and sensible shoes or trainers – no open-toed sandals please. If the weather is hot then please put sun cream on your child before school and remember to send a sun hat.  Kindly complete the permission slip below and return with the money to school by Friday 10 June 2016 latest.


If you have any other questions or concerns then please talk to your child’s class teacher.


Yours sincerely         

G Turner (Mrs)




Child’s Name:  ……………………………………………………    Class:  ………………….……….………


        I enclose £12.00 as a voluntary contribution for my child’s educational visit to Whipsnade Zoo on

Tuesday 21 June 2016. 

        I currently/have previously claimed for Pupil Premium and are exempt from making a contribution –

the cost will be met by the Pupil Premium Grant.

           I give consent for my child to be photographed during the educational visit on Tuesday 21 June 2016 for

Promotional purposes or to be included on our school website.                                                                                             




(Please delete as appropriate and return by Friday 10 June 2016 latest)