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WELCOME TO THE PARENTS’ MEETING FOR THE YR 9 PARIS/EURODISNEY Educational Visit July 2011 Thursday 7TH - Sunday 10TH
This educational visit is organised through: The Eurotrip Travel Company, Based in London.
Mrs M. Esposito Mrs L. Saunders Mr S. Corless Mr S. Beck ACCOMPANYING STAFF:
DEPARTURE: • Thursday 7th July • Meet outside the Windmill Hall at 13.00 hrs promptly • Loading coach at 13.05 • Departure 13.15 at the latest! • Immediate family only please!(no pets)
LUGGAGE: • One medium size case each • Bring backpack or easily carried bag to use during outings and on the coach • Make sure you have a SAFE way of carrying your purse and valuables.
TRAVEL: • A Travelstar coach. • Shuttle. • Check in & Dinner at the Dream Castle Hotel.
RETURN: Sunday 10th July • Leaving the Eurodisney hotel at 09.00 • Estimated time of arrival (outside Windmill Hall) at midnight. • Please collect your daughter promptly we ALL need to get home for a rest! • Girls are expected to ATTEND SCHOOL on Mon 11th July
HOTEL: We are staying inEurodisney at theDream Castle Hotel Val De France - Magny le Hongre 40 avenue de la Fosse des Pressoirs, 77703 Marne la Vallée, France Telephone number for emergency only 0033164179000
Number of Participants: 448 quadruple rooms 4 triple roomsand all have en-suite bathrooms
Dream Castle Hotel Check in and dinner Thursday 7th July 2011.
Friday 8th July 2011 Visit Paris & Eiffel Tower.
Sat. 9th July 2011 • At the hotel you’ll receive a pack containing passes for Walt Disney Studios and Disneyland Park.
Sunday 10th July 2011 • Breakfast in the hotel @ 8.30 • Following breakfast please check out of your rooms and load your bags on to the coach ready for your journey home • Mass: “Sacre Coeur de Paris” @ 11am • Mini cruise & Lunch on the river Seine • Leave Paris @ 15:00hrs • Arrive in Upminster @ Midnight approx
SAFETY & SECURITY • On the coach – seat belts on at all times. • Be considerate of the driver, don’t make unnecessary noise and keep the coach clean. • At hotel – keep rooms TIDY. Be considerate of other guests. • Personal – follow the same personal safety rules as you would in England. DO NOT GIVE TELEPHONE NUMBERS or the name of our hotel to anyone you meet. • Possessions –Don’t bring expensive jewellery or other valuable items – YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE!
MONEY • What’s included – FULL BOARD • How much to bring? Up to you – allow enough for extra drinks and ice-creams. • Need to bring money to buy food for return journey. • Get your Euros in advance - no commission at Post Office. • LOOK AFTER IT!! Ideally have it in waistband • €50 note for hotel damage deposit (to Mrs. Esposito )
INSURANCE / PASSPORT • School insurance, as for all trips! • European Health Card for EU medical insurance! • Do not forget your passport!!!!
BEHAVIOUR: • High standards are expected as usual • At hotel and during all visits/outings • Strictly no smoking, alcohol, drugs • Usual school sanctions will apply • Meanwhile any miscreant will stay with a member of staff • Parents and Mrs Williams will be informed immediately • But it won’t happen, will it?
Reply slips must be returned signed by parents to Mrs Esposito / Mrs Saunders a.s.a.p please !!!! • Home and emergency telephone numbers and medical information (allergies/ current medication, etc)to be handed to Mrs Esposito / Mrs Saunders a.s.a.p (Please state if vegetarian!) • Immediate family only at school drop-off/ pick up • Give your passport and health card to your group leaders 2 days before departure. • Keep drivers happy and treat coach with respect ( no chewing gum, mess, screaming allowed on board) • Money (Euros) – to be kept in waistband, not purse or handbag, no recommendation on amount to take. Be vigilant and check your change. • Bring costume jewellery – not gold/ valuable items • Bring medium size suitcases – it is imperative!
Items to bring: mixture of clothes for all weathers – not just shorts! cardigan/ jumper for evening sensible shoes/ trainers going out clothes something suitable for church ( Notre Dame/ Sacre Coeur) watch towel for use by pool (not white please!) sun cream/ sunglasses / cap travel cushion camera i-pod / MP3 players basic first aid kit, including plasters/ travel sickness tablets DVDs (no higher than 12 rating)
You are responsible for your own valuables • Take any worries or concerns about any aspect of the trip to your group leader or to Mrs Esposito. • Be prompt for all meetings and particularly coach departure times. • Timekeeping – listen to instructions, be punctual at all times and keep to bed times…OR ELSE! • Accommodation – Report any damage as soon as practical. Be considerate of other guests (no shouting, screaming, running, banging etc.) Keep rooms tidy (store suitcases away, do not leave towels on the floor, no food , etc.) Do not use towels to remove make-up or you’ll have to pay to replace them. • Do not give telephone numbers or name of hotel to anyone you meet • We are ‘in loco parentis’ so no alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and inappropriate behaviour with boys – school rules apply. Mrs Williams and parents will be informed immediately. • Finally, make the most of this wonderful opportunity and have fun!
EMERGENCIES!! • We will have the school mobile with us at all times, providing emergency contact for the girls or yourselves • School mobile: 0770 3308183 • If necessary you may also contact the School • I will have all your phone numbers • We also have emergency contact via the travel company SO DON’T WORRY!
We will be travelling with TRAVELSTAR COACH COMPANY COACH Leader Mrs M. Esposito Second in command: Mrs L. Saunders (The driver is well known to our school!)
Year 9 Educational Visit to Paris / Eurodisney7th / 10th July 2011All pupils MUST hand in their passport and health cardto their group leaders 2 days before departure. €50 note hotel damage deposit must be handed in to Mrs Esposito ASAPThe groups are for register purposes only. Your group leader is who you must report to any time you need to check in during the trip.