School Trips

Dear Parent/ Carer,


I thought that I would update you on arrangements for the forthcoming trip to Liddington, Wiltshire.

I have now prepared a booklet for everyone which I hope will give you all the information that you require.

(Teachers will take photographs which we upload for you to view when we return).

Staff:            Mrs Marshall, Mrs Robson, Mrs Atkinson, Mr Hackett, Miss Black, Mrs Pittuck, Mrs Ali                            

Children: 59 

Before Monday 25th June 2018


If any medicines need to be taken they should be clearly labelled with name and correct dosage to be administered and then given to Mrs Ali by Friday June 22nd at the beginning or end of the  school day (or Monday 8.20am at the latest).Please remember to include asthma pumps and inhalers if necessary. Children must not keep any medicines in their own bags.


There will be an opportunity to spend some money during the week at the Centre.  There is a small gift shop and a selection of vending machines so small change is necessary.  A maximum of £20 in a mixture of £1, 50p, 20p and 10p coins should be given to the office no later than Friday June 22nd.

Your child’s group leader will look after the money (we cannot be responsible for any money that is not given to us).

 Please ensure this is in a labelled purse/wallet.  Please do not give any money on Monday morning as there will be plenty to do


The kit list is attached however we would like to stress that:

    1. Old, casual clothes are recommended
    2. Pack more clothes if it is likely to be wet weather
    3. All clothing should be marked with the student’s name and school
    4. Brand new and expensive items (such as mobile phones) should be left at home


As our summer weather is very changeable, please ensure your child has a waterproof jacket and sun cream (which your child can apply) and sunhat/baseball cap.


Please limit luggage to one case/bag per person and one item of hand luggage for carrying food etc. on the journey


Children should arrive at school no later than 9.15am – We will open the gates at Brentwood Road entrance at 9.00. (Remember all medicines must be given to Mrs Ali)

Hand luggage should include a packed lunch, a waterproof coat and anything else needed for the journey e.g. book/puzzle.  They should also bring a bottle of water.

If there is any risk of your child being travel sick please ensure that your child has had a travel sickness pill prior to the journey.

The coach will leave from the Brentwood Road exit at 9.30am.

Lunch will be eaten when we arrive at the centre or en route, depending on traffic.  We will stop off if necessary when there will be an opportunity for the children to go to the toilet and get some fresh air.

The children will begin activities as soon as they arrive at the Centre so please ensure they are wearing suitable clothing, including trainers (there will be no opportunity to change until the evening).

We should arrive at the Liddington centre at approximately 1.00pm. As soon as we arrive, I will contact Mrs Shipton  at school who will pass this on to you via Parent mail.


We will be leaving Liddington after breakfast at approximately 10.00am and should be back at school at approximately 1.15-1.30pm at the Brentwood Road entrance. 

We will contact the school en route to give up to date information about our expected time of arrival.  If we are likely to be delayed, Mrs Shipton will send a message round to parents via Parentmail.

If all is going well you should try to be outside the school gates on time. 

If there is an emergency at home and you need to contact us, please telephone Mrs Shipton

on 01708 446472 (school) and she will contact us immediately.

Alternatively, if we need to contact you I have a complete list of telephone numbers and will call you immediately.

Would you please ensure that the telephone number(s) that the school has for you is/are correct.

If you change a number between now and June 25th LET US KNOW

A TYPICAL DAY                                                           



07.00 - 09.00

Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead

09.15 - 12.30

Morning activities - usually 2 sessions with a 15 minute refreshment break

12.30 - 14.00

Dry off & clean up. Time for a fresh & tasty two-course hot lunch

14.15 - 17.30

Afternoon activities - 2 exciting sessions with a 15 minute refreshment break

18.00 - 19.00

Time to eat again - a different menu each day

19.00 - 21.00

Talent shows, campfires, quizzes and more. The evening entertainment programme keeps you laughing until bedtime.

21.00 / 21.30

Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's and prepare to do it all over again tomorrow! SLEEP!!!!!




Each group will comprise of 11/12 children with an assigned adult from Squirrels Heath Junior School

All activities will be led by staff from PGL.


Children will be in rooms sleeping a maximum of 6.

Adult accommodation is on the same floor –we have our own rooms and won’t be sharing with the pupils but we will be patrolling and available 24/7.

Children are now choosing who they wish to share with – this will then be approved or amended by the class teachers.

Children must not bring any electrical devices with them. This includes mobile phones.
We will update you every day, via Parentmail, so that you know how they are getting on.

Treat each other with respect at all times regardless of race, religion, age or gender.

Keep your accommodation clean and tidy at all times and report any damage found to Reception.

Always turn up on time for activity sessions and meal times.  Failure to do so could lead to delays in the restaurant and less time on activities.

You must follow the direction of the PGL member of staff on each session, and never do anything to compromise your own or anybody else’s safety on sessions.

Never use any equipment or activity area unless you have been given permission or unless a qualified instructor is present.

Do not disturb any other guest or staff member by being loud or noisy during the early hours of the morning or late at night.

Abide by the country code and treat all areas of the centre with respect.

Use the litter bins provided at all times and never throw litter on the ground.


Children should be reminded that they will be representing their family and their school.  Good behaviour is expected at all times.  It is extremely important that they are polite and respectful to the instructors at the Centre and that they listen carefully to instructions.


Thank you

And thank you to: Mrs Robson, Mrs Atkinson, Mr Hackett, Miss Black, Mrs Pittuck and Mrs Ali for giving up their time.


Yours sincerely 

Mrs Marshall