January 2018

Dear Parents/Carer

Year 7 Bushcraft Residential Visit, Boughton Woods, Northamptonshire

Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 July 2018

We are planning a three days, two nights residential visit for Year 7 students in the summer term to Boughton Woods, Kettering. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to experience a wide range of activities, to enhance their social and personal development, whilst having fun and learning new skills. Students will stay in a safari-style camp and enjoy activities including Bushcraft, Wilderness Cookery, Fire Lighting and Orienteering.

Please see an example of the itinerary below:

Day 1

Arrive, Introduction to Bushcraft, Fire Workshop, Lunch, Archery, Sports, Dinner, Games

Day 2

Breakfast, Swimming, Pizza Kitchen, Shelter-building, Games, Dinner, Night-line, Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows

Day 3

Breakfast, Bushcraft Tournament, Bushcraft BBQ, Prize Giving, Depart

We will travel by coach to Boughton Woods, stay overnight in a safari-style camp and return to school on the Saturday afternoon. The cost of the trip is £190 and will include travel, all meals, accommodation and insurance.

In order to secure a place on this trip, please return the Parental Consent Slip along with your initial deposit of £50 by Friday 19 January 2018 to Mrs Griss in Student Services. I will provide further details of the times of travel, payment plan, itinerary and a kit list at an information evening later in the Spring term.

This is an educational visit and the school expects students to behave in a responsible manner at all times and accept staff instructions without question. We ask that you re-enforce the requirement for exemplary behaviour before your son/daughter takes part in this visit.

If you would like to discuss finances or require any further details please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone or email or visit the website www.thebushcraftcompany.com.

Yours sincerely

Miss Gail Forster

Assistant Headteacher


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Reply slip: Please return to Mrs Griss Student Services no later than Friday 19th January 2018

Thomas Gainsborough School

Year 7 Bushcraft Residential Visit, BoughtonWoods

Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 July 2018

I/We give permission for my/our son/daughter to take part in the Bushcraft Residential Visit, Boughton Woods, Thursday 5 to Saturday 7 July 2018

I/We enclose £50 (cheque to be made payable to Samuel Ward Academy Trust)

Student Name _____________________________       Tutor Group __________________

Parent or Guardian Name (please print)   _________________________________________          

Parent or Guardian Signature ________________________        Date ___________­­­_______

Emergency contact  _________________________       Tel no _______________________

Please indicate below if there are any medical or dietary conditions that the member of staff organising the visit should be aware of. ________________________________________________________________________