Y1 Hughenden Manor

Dear Parents,

We are looking forward to our trip to Hughenden Manor on Wednesday 14th November. This visit is linked to our History work. As part of our ‘Victorian Christmas’ day, the children will explore what Christmas was like for people from two entirely different backgrounds – the drawing room of a member of the upper class and the cottage of a working man’s family.

We will depart at 9:00am and return by the end of the school day. In order to enhance our visit, we would like the children to dress up in a Victorian costume. In order to achieve this, children could wear a school shirt with school trousers tucked into socks so that they are knee length or a long skirt with an apron and a shawl. The children will also need a warm coat, sturdy shoes (school shoes or trainers) and a packed lunch.

The children will make crafts as part of the workshop so please provide them with a named carrier bag.

As the visit takes place within school hours, under the terms of the 2002 Education Reform Act no charge can be made by the school for the visit. May I therefore invite you to make a voluntary contribution of £12.00 to cover the cost. Please make payment via School Money by Friday 9th November 2018. Payment online is confirmation of parental permission for your child to attend.

Breakdown of costs: Workshop Fee – £6.50 Transport – £5.50

All children will be able to take part in the visit regardless of whether parent(s) have been able to make a contribution. However, if we do not receive a sufficient sum in voluntary contributions, the visit will have to be cancelled since we could not cover the cost from the school funds.

We are looking for help with this trip and have space for several parents to accompany us on the coach. If you have DBS clearance and you are available on this date please let us know by emailing/speak to your child’s class teacher. There is no charge for helpers. In the event of too many offers of help, we will pick names out of a hat.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mrs Azam and Miss Perry