Trips at Friars
Children go on trips as part of their work on the curriculum to see places of interest, exhibitions or museums. Many of these are free but some have a cost and for those we ask for a contribution from parents. Very occasionally it may be necessary to cancel a trip if not enough contributions are forthcoming.
We ask all parents for their consent before taking children out of school and you will receive detailed information about any planned trips involving your children. We always ensure that trips are well planned and we consider any risks and prioritise children’s safety before going on a trip. Children wear hi viz jackets and “emergency tags” with school contact details on should a child get separated from the group as a whole. We do sometimes get last minute invitations to visit shows and monuments through the various community groups and we always try to take advantage of these and will let parents know.
Parents are asked to take note of the limit on spending money children are allowed to take with them, the eating arrangements and the return to school time. All trips require parent helpers as we need one adult to every three children for the nursery, one to every 4 for the reception, one adult to 6 children for years 1 and 2 and one adult to ten children for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Parent helpers who act as escorts will have all their expenses paid. If you would be willing to help as a parent helper on a school trip, please let the class teacher know.