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July 13th – 18th 2014. KS3 Visit to France Paris and environs. Departure. Please be at B&Q carpark at 23:30 on Sunday 13 th July for a departure at midnight! We need to be at Dover by 7 am for the 7:30 am Dover-Calais ferry crossing. Boarding.

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July 13th – 18th 2014

KS3 Visit

to France

Paris and environs

departure
Departure
  • Please be at B&Q carpark at 23:30 on Sunday 13th July for a departure at midnight!
  • We need to be at Dover by 7 am for the 7:30 am Dover-Calais ferry crossing.
boarding
Boarding
  • Do not board the coach until given permission from staff.
  • 1 piece of hand luggage

1 suitcase or travel bag to put on the coach.

  • You are responsible for loading your suitcase into the boot of the coach.
  • Keep money and medicines in your hand luggage.
comfort
Comfort!
  • 14 hours travelling!
  • Loose comfortable clothing.
  • Pillow…zzz…
getting bored
Getting bored?
  • Entertainment – magazines, books, an MP3 player, travel games, puzzle books.
  • Bring valuable gadgets at your own risk!
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Food
  • You will need food and drink for the journey too – packed breakfast and lunch.
  • Drinks are best bought in either screw-top or ‘sports cap’ type lids.
  • Fizzy, canned drinks are not recommended.
weather
Weather
  • The weather is similar to here – go prepared for anything!
  • At this time of year it is usually quite hot, so bring sun cream and a sun hat.
  • A waterproof coat and a warm jumper are also essential!
getting about
Getting about
  • Appropriate footwear.
  • High-heeled shoes are no good on cobbles; cobbled streets are common!
road safety
Road Safety
  • Traffic on the right hand side of the road.
  • Take care at zebra crossings.
  • Always obey traffic lights.
mobile phones
Mobile phones
  • Not forbidden!
  • Responsibility
  • Cost
  • Homesickness
accommodation
Accommodation
  • PGL activity centre
  • Regularly caters for school groups.
  • Be considerate of other school groups.
rooms
Rooms
  • Bring own towels & soap.
  • Staff on same floor.
  • Lights out 10 pm. Lock the door. Do not leave your room.
  • You are responsible for the cleanliness of your room.
  • External doors secured at 11pm. PGL staff on duty 24 hours.

St

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Rooms
  • 2 rooms with 6 boys
  • 1 room with 5 boys
  • 2 rooms with 7 girls
  • 2 rooms with 6 girls
  • All rooms have bath/ shower and WC.

Decide on who you would like to

share your room with! Rooming

will be decided on Friday, during the

afternoon meeting in room 2!

meals
Meals
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Packed lunch
  • Two course evening meal.
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Meals
  • Plenty of choice
  • Try what is on offer!
  • Cultural experience.
  • Be polite!
pocket money 1
Pocket Money 1
  • Spending money - for snacks / drinks during the day and for presents.
  • £50 in Euros (63 Euros), and £10 in Sterling should be plenty.
pocket money 2
Pocket Money 2
  • Small notes please!
  • Suggested daily amount.
  • Kept by Mr Jenkins and issued daily at breakfast.
  • Any coins from previous trips? 10/20 cents for toilet stops.
illness
Illness
  • Emergency First Aid kits.
  • Other basic medication –

Consent form essential.

  • Personal medication clearly labelled with name and dosage, and handed in to Team Leader at departure.
  • Asthma? bring an inhaler for yourself AND a spare, labelled inhaler for your leader.
insurance
Insurance
  • Fogg Travel Insurance Services (PGL)
  • Take a personal insurance for your own belongings (eg. Mobile phones)
safety
Safety
  • Travel
    • Coach
    • Ferry/ boat trip
    • CODE OF CONDUCT
  • Accommodation

ROOMS / KEYS

FIRE, STRANGERS

  • Unsupervised time. Groups of 4 or more.
  • Or risk having to stay

with us all day!

emergencies getting in touch
Emergencies- Getting in touch
  • Mr Birkett

in school hours: 01752 337193

  • out of hours: 0136472141

Hele’s school’s emergency mobile in France

07964942406

  • PGL: 0870 162 5000 ask for 0033 1 6443 1608
return
Return
  • Please be at B&Q to collect your little angels at 10pm on Friday night
  • We will phone from Taunton/Exeter if significantly different.
monday
Monday
  • Depart B&Q at 00.01
  • Ferry leaves Dover at 7.30 am
  • Arrival at Chateau at 3.30pm
  • Unpacking
  • activities
  • Dinner
  • Evening activities
tuesday
Tuesday
  • Market in Brie Comte Robert
  • Château de Versailles
wednesday
Wednesday
  • Day sightseeing in Paris
  • Montparnasse Tower
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Cruise on Les Bateaux Parisiens
  • Notre Dame
  • Champs Elysées
thursday
Thursday
  • Disneyland
friday
Friday
  • Leave straight after breakfast
  • Hypermarket visit on way to Calais
  • Ferry departs at 15.30
  • Arrival at Dover at 16.00
  • Expected arrival at B&Q is 10 pm
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