Spanish Residential Trip for Years 7 to 10

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are very excited to announce that we are organising a four night, five day residential trip to Seville, Spain, in July 2019.

During our stay in Seville, the students will get the chance to experience Spanish language and culture, away from beach resorts. Students will go on a day trip to Cordoba, visit the city, the local cathedral and its world-famous Mesquita, which houses artefacts and relics. The trip is a Spanish immersion experience, where students will be encouraged to speak in Spanish only, to the best of their abilities.  By combining many National Curriculum-linked modules of GCSE Spanish with thrilling outdoor and indoor activities, this trip is sure to provide your child with a wealth of new language and cultural experiences outside of the classroom, while at the same time providing at least an hour a day of organised Spanish lessons at 3 different levels of proficiency.

Residential courses organised by the school are, of course, an optional but rewarding part of the National Curriculum.  Pupils benefit hugely from the experience, both educationally and socially and we feel certain that this Rayburn Tours trip, which we have chosen this year, will prove to be both enjoyable and very worthwhile.

We would like to offer this opportunity to children from the secondary phase. Year 7-10 are invited to go, but there are only 40 places available, to be confirmed upon receipt of the deposits. The trip will take place from 30th June to 4th July 2019. We have worked hard to ensure the best deal possible.  The cost of the trip will be approximately £480 and includes return plane tickets from Gatwick Airport, half-board accommodation and a full programme of activities. To confirm our booking, an initial non-refundable deposit of £160 will be required by Monday 3rd December 2018. Please complete the attached form and return it to the School as soon as possible, confirming that your deposit has been paid via Parentpay. Please note that poor conduct in school leading up to the trip may result in your child’s place being withdrawn and your deposit being lost.

Payment Plan

  • Deposit - £160 – by Mon 3rd December 2018

  • Payment 1 – £107-  Thu  3rd January 2019

  • Payment 2 - £107 – Mon 4rd February 2019

  • Payment 3 - £106 – Mon 4rd March 2019

There is always the option of paying the total as a lump sum.

We have detailed the trip information below and we will hold an information evening to give you more details closer to the trip and advise on spending/lunch money. In the meantime, if you wish to find out more about the ethos of Rayburn Tours, their programmes and safety information, please visit https://www.rayburntours.com/

Yours Sincerely,

Mr B Pickett

(Head of MFL)

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