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P7 Lagganlia Residential Mon 9th October- Fri 13th October 2017

Dear Parents/Carers

The P7 Team is very much looking forward to the forthcoming Lagganlia Residential, which will build on and extend the skills and team building developed in P6. All P7 pupils attended a P7 Stage Meeting about Lagganlia and we have issued three paper forms to be completed and returned to Class Teachers.

Along with the Suggested Clothing List (with tick boxes for packing and repacking), today we have issued:

  1. an EE2
  2. a Lagganlia Consent Form as well as
  3. a Lagganlia Behaviour Contract. Please impress upon your children the seriousness of any rule breaking at school camp.

A copy of the suggested clothing list can also be found on this blog, with all other information about the residential. (See link to the blog on our website and on the P7 Class Page.)

https://scienneslagganlia2017.wordpress.com/

Old and warm clothing is best, with layers of clothes recommended. Labelling all items of clothing is extremely helpful and we would advise packing plenty of old socks.

A table for each class will be set up in the Gym Hall on Monday morning 9th October. Please drop off luggage behind the table and then wait outside in the playground. From 8.30am, pupils can register that they have arrived in school – and give the class teacher any medication in a clear, plastic bag with an accompanying medical form – before going back out into the playground.

MEDICAL

Medical EE2b form should be kept with any medication handed to the Class Teacher on the day of departure.

N.B. EE2b Medical forms will be issued only to those pupils who indicate on the Lagganlia EE2 Form that they will require medication. Additional forms can be requested from the School Office and will be available on the day. These should be completed and placed in a sealed, clear plastic bag with your child’s medication on the day of departure. Please also label medication with your child’s name.

If your child is on medication and can self- administer, they may do so. We recommend pupils carry any blue inhalers on their person, though a spare may be handed to the class teacher. If it is appropriate for Sciennes staff to administer medication, please place the medication in a sealed plastic bag with the EE2b form. Remember to hand any travel sickness medication for the return journey to the Class Teacher. (It is often useful to pack lip salve and moisturising cream.)

All children should have visited the toilet before coming back into the Hall at 9.15am.

£5.00 spending money is adequate and we would suggest a maximum of £10.00. Money should be looked after by your child in a named purse or wallet. Loose change is best. We strongly discourage pupils from bringing any valuables (such as expensive cameras or MP3 players). Pupils should not bring mobile phones.

We will gather in the Hall at 9.15am until the buses arrive. (Parents are kindly requested to wait outside to ease congestion.) Pupils will then carry their own luggage and board the buses one class at a time around 9.45am. Suitcases will be placed in the hold and cannot be accessed until we reach Lagganlia, so pupils must make sure they take a day bag with packed lunch, snack and drink onto the bus.

When pupils get on the bus, Sciennes’ staff will help stow jackets and day bags and check seat belts are fastened correctly. Families are welcome to wait to wave us off around 10am.

It is extremely difficult to obtain a signal at Lagganlia but we will endeavour to publish a few photographs to our blog and add more on our return:

https://scienneslagganlia2017.wordpress.com/

We expect to return to Sciennes around 12.30pm on Friday 13th October. If there is any significant change to the expected arrival time then school will send a text message to all parents. We will post to the blog throughout the journey home to keep you updated on our expected arrival time.

Pupils always really appreciate mail at camp and families

are encouraged to send post to:

Lagganlia Centre for Outdoor Learning

Kincraig

Kingussie

Inverness-shire

PH21 1NG

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Lucy Gallagher

Depute Head Teacher

lucy.gallagher@sciennes.edin.sch.uk 

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