Camp School PA Away Day

summerThe Camp School PA Away Day will be on Sunday 7th July this year instead of 18th May, as previously advised. For those who have not come along before, the Away Day is a day trip organised by the PA and the coach is subsidised to keep costs as low as possible. Everyone is welcome, all family members, young and old!

This year the Away Day will be to Wicksteed Park (nr Kettering). Keep an eye out for the letter going out with the book bags before half term which will have a booking form attached. Please complete and return to the office to book your space on the coach. The letter will give full details: however here is a summary of the costs:

Coach spaces: £2 per adult and £1 per child

Tickets for the Park itself can be bought in two ways:

Single tickets @ £0.85 each – most rides are 1-2 tickets per person – we will bulk-buy these in advance, so please give an idea of how many you will need – you can buy more at the Park on the Day but will cost £1.10 each

Day Wristbands (unlimited turns on all rides at Park):
£17 per child aged 16 and under
£13 per adult
Note: children under 90cm (i.e. toddlers) are free and do not need tickets

There is also a large playground at the park which is free of charge.

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Summer Fair: Update

A HUGE thanks to all of you who helped at/came along to support this year’s Summer Fair. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! We’re delighted to say we raised £2,300, which is a fantastic result, and will enable us to provide a whole host of equipment and resources for the 2011/12 academic year.

Already this year we have paid for school swimming, birthday books for all the children, a brand new kit for the football team, the coach for the school choir’s trip to sing at the Royal Albert Hall, the coach for the PA away day to London and a new shed for storing outdoor play equipment, amongst other things. Without your support none of this would be possible, so thank you so much!

Family Day Trip – Sunday 22nd May

This year, the PA is organising a family day trip to the Kensington Museums in London. The coach will drop us off by the Natural History Museum on Exhibition Road, which is walking distance from the Science Museum and the V&A Museum. Hyde Park, the Diana Memorial Gardens, and Kensington High Street/Knightsbridge are all also within easy walking distance, in case you prefer a day in the park, or a look round the shops to the museums.

Entrance to the Museums is free (although please note you have to pay and book tickets in advance for some exhibitions). The price for the day will be £4 per adult and £2 per child for payment towards the cost of the coach. This is subsidised by the PA to keep the costs as low as possible.

The coach will leave school at 9.30am and the journey should be no more than 45 minutes. We will leave Kensington Road at 3.30pm to return to St Albans by about 4.30pm.

If you would like to come, please complete the information below and return the slip with payment in an envelope marked with your child’s name and year group to the office collection box by Friday 14th May. There are only 70 places available; they will be given on a first come, first served basis, so please be quick!

More info and Booking Form

PA Meeting – 1st and 4th April

The next PA meeting is on Friday 1st at 9:15 am and Monday 4th at 7:30pm (in the Dining Room)

Please come along and have your say – all parents, carers or teachers are members of the PA.

Topics for discussion include:

  • PA Away Day (Sunday 22nd May) – suggestions for a destination
  • Summer Fair (Saturday 18th June) – initial planning

We hope to see as many of you as possible!