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Visit to East Mersea

On Friday 17 September 2021, Year 7 pupils will visit the Essex County Council Youth Camp at East Mersea.  Whilst the purpose of the trip is for pupils to have an enjoyable day abseiling and rope climbing, it will also represent, more importantly, an opportunity for pupils to become better acquainted with fellow pupils in their Houses.

Pupils will be involved in a number of exciting activities on the day and will, of course, need to dress comfortably and appropriately for these activities (spare clothing and a towel is recommended).  One problem is that in September the weather can be unpredictable and so we suggest that, if it is cool on the day, pupils wear several thin layers rather than one heavy sweatshirt and, if it is warm and sunny, we suggest they wear a cap and bring suncream with them.  If your son suffers from asthma he must be responsible for the care of his own inhaler but other medication should be handed to the member of staff responsible for his group. A healthy packed lunch will also be required.  The cost of the day is £40 per pupil (although financial assistance can be provided for those eligible for Pupil Premium support).

We are able to offer TWO travelling options:

  • Coaches will depart Westcliff at 7.45am and return to School at 5.00pm approximately;
  • Parents take their sons direct to East Mersea arriving at 9.05am and collecting at 3.45pm.

You will receive an email in June/July to confirm your son’s travel arrangements and to request payment of the cost of the trip.  We hope that your son will have a most enjoyable day.