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PGL Le Pr é Catelan Le Touquet: Northern France Ashfield Park Residential for Year 6 pupils 12 th -16 th March 2012. Key information tonight. PGL background Pre-travel Travel Accommodation Facilities Overview of Week Schedule of activities Catering and diet Health and Safety

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Pgl le pr catelan le touquet northern france ashfield park residential for year 6 pupils 12th 16th march 2012
PGLLe Pré CatelanLe Touquet: Northern FranceAshfield Park Residential for Year 6 pupils12th-16th March 2012

Key information tonight

Key information tonight

PGL background





Overview of Week

Schedule of activities

Catering and diet

Health and Safety

Keeping in Touch



Pgl background

PGL background

Fully risk assessed

ABTA bonded

Over 50 years experience

An organisation that the

school has used

successfully for 2

previous trips abroad +

residentials in the UK

Pre travel


12th March Schedule:

6.45am (but not before) – pupils in Junior Hall.

They will need:

Packed Lunch (Disposable bag)

A suitcase (They can carry themselves)

Hand Luggage – rucksack (With something to do!)

Limit please sweeties (Travel sickness)

They will need to hand in:

Any medication referred to on the OV4 form to Miss. Bateman

Inhalers (We will let them take them out and about) to Miss. Bateman

Travel sickness tablets (If really needed!)

Any outstanding EHIC cards (They will need these) to Mr. Best

Up to 30 Euros in a clearly labelled wallet to Mr. Best

We will take:

The Collective Passport

First Aid equipment etc…



Approximate travel times:

Departing Ashfield Park at 7.00am prompt. Whitchurch 7.30pm

A break for coffee (Reading area)

A break for lunch (Kent area)

Folkestone to Calais via Eurotunnel: 35 minutes (2.20pm)

Calais to Le Pré Catelan: Less than 45 minutes by coach

Arrive by 4.30pm.

Reverse of route on return to school

Arriving Ashfield Park at 7.30pm (Fri)

If we are running early/late the school will contact parents via the website, which will be updated until 5pm.


Le pr catelan accommodation

Le Pré CatelanAccommodation

  • Multi bedded rooms each with a wash basin

  • Toilets on each floor

  • Separate shower and toilet

  • block (Pupils must bring their own towels)

  • Rooms allocated the week before departure

Pgl le pr catelan le touquet northern france ashfield park residential for year 6 pupils 12th 16th march 2012

Le Pré CatelanFacilities

On-site activity bases

Private gardens and grounds for our school

party to access including Football pitch (mini), volley ball net, table tennis.

Shop on site (Open final night for the disco!)



  • Day 1 – Culture and Activity

  • Day 2 – Culture and History

  • Day 3 - Activity and Education

Schedule of activities
Schedule of activities

  • Activities that we have organised:- La Boulangerie Maillard-Trupin (making croissants and pain au chocolat)

  • - Challenge Course/Climbing Wall/Team building

  • - Traditional French local Market (Berck-Plage) – shopping

  • - Circuit du Souvenir (bomb craters, cemetaries and trenches from WW1 nr. Albert)

  • - Beach activities (Visit to WW2 sites, sail boarding, kite flying etc..)

  • - Sea life Centre in Boulogne (Nausicaa)

  • + In the evening:

  • - Quiz Night

  • - Nightline

  • - Disco

  • - Challenge Evening

  • - French Evening

  • + On the way home:

  • - Visit to Calais Hypermarket

  • (Some of this may be subject to change dependent on the weather)

Catering dietary needs

Catering& dietary needs

  • 3 nutritious, balanced

  • meals per day

  • Vegetarian option

  • Special diets catered for

  • by prior arrangement – we

  • will notify the centre of

  • any pupil with an allergy.

  • The food was fantastic

  • last year

Staying safe

Staying safe!

The PGL Code of Practice describes all safety and

operational procedures both on and off-site including:

risk assessments

staff to pupil ratios

operating procedures

staff vetting and training

site security

first aid procedures

emergency procedures

Keeping in touch

Keeping in Touch!

The school will try and keep the website updated as much as we can as to how we are getting on:

Broadband connection is weak

so sometimes photos and pictures

may/may not be available. Some

updates may be via school office via

phone contact.

School Mobile Phone Number

will be given by the office in


If we have any worries – we

will contact you – we have all

emergency contacts with us.

Faq s


Passports (School has Collective passport)

Please remember your EHIC

What to take with you – kit list (leaflet – sent out)

Valuable items – best left at home

Pocket money – how much to take (letter)

Electrical appliances – must be safe (No plug in

devices for pupils please)

Deodorants – roll-on only please (fire alarms)

Laundry – emergencies only

The journey (DS/Ipod/Shuffles/MP3 – but they are for the journey only and are pupils responsibility)

You can bring cheap digital cameras + USBs– (but pupils will need to look after them please)

We discourage mobile phones

Thank you for coming are there any questions

Thank you for coming

Are there any questions?

This powerpoint has been uploaded to the website.

If you want to view last years visit – see our website archive (Feb/Mar 2011)