Trips and Visits

Go Ape Pastoral Morning 2020

As part of the settling in process, First Year pupils and their prefects will be taking part in a very active and rewarding trip at the Go Ape centre in Itchen Country Park.

Over the course of the visit to Go Ape, the students will be given a range of tasks that are designed to challenge them. They will be taken out of their comfort zone on the high ropes and will also take part in a number of team building exercises.

The course offers a wide variety of outdoor activities and challenges including high activities. The activities during the day will include standing, sitting, balancing, crawling, bending, lifting, climbing and take place in a woodland setting. Where possible the instructors aim to be inclusive. If, due to medical reasons, a pupil is unable to take part in an activity directly then he or she will act in a supporting role to help their team accomplish the problem that has been set.

Safety is of the highest priority and approved and experienced tutors supervise all activities. All the course participants will wear a safety helmet during activities. Hairstyles must allow for the correct fitting of safety helmets. Participants will be outside all day whatever the weather. Being cold leads to low energy levels and discomfort and so students should bring plenty of warm layers for both their top and bottom halves.

PUPILS SHOULD WEAR

Trainers or walking boots/shoes

Old loose fitting clothes

Long trousers – even in hot weather

Long sleeved shirt – even in hot weather

Long sleeved fleece or sweatshirt – even in hot weather

PUPILS SHOULD BRING

Warm jacket/fleece

Additional warm clothes

Sun hat

Sun cream/insect repellent (if necessary)

Gloves

Waterproof top and trousers (if not possible centre will provide)

Prefects will wear face coverings for the journeys to and from Go Ape.

FOOD AND DRINK

We suggest all pupils bring a snack for during the day, as well as a large bottle of water to drink.

On the day of the trip the pupils should come to School at the normal time. The trip will run from 08:50am until 12.50pm. Pupils should be back in time for lunches. Dates for the trips are as follows:

Tuesday 15 September –1-1

Thursday 17 September – 1-2

Friday 18 September – 1-3

Wednesday 23 September – 1-4

Thursday 24 September – 1-5

Friday 25 September – 1-6

Please note there is no additional charge for this day.

The School requires you to give consent for your child to attend this trip. Therefore you will receive an electronic consent form from the School shortly after receiving this email. Please ensure you complete this and submit back.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs L C Henderson

Head of Lower School

lch@kes.hants.sch.uk