Year 6 Kingswood
We will be taking our year 6 children to Kingswood at Grosvenor Hall, Kent in June 2024.
The trip is a wonderful opportunity for the children to develop their independence and confidence as well as their ability to socialise and work collaboratively with others before starting secondary school.
The Kingswood Centre
Tel: 01233 618250
Sunday 9th June – Wednesday 12th June 2024
Please note, if we feel that the behaviour displayed by your child in school could affect the safety of the group when we are away, we reserve the right not to take your child on the trip. Once there, if the behaviour of your child is affecting the safety of the group, you will be asked to come and collect them.
Sunday 9th June
Children should arrive at school at 11:45am and report to the Centenary Hall to be registered by a teacher (holdalls should be left with staff in the car park next to the dining hall).
Wednesday 12th June
We should return to school at approx. 4:15pm. Parents will be informed after 2:30pm to let them know whether we are on schedule.
Grosvenor House has a range of accommodation – some rooms are ensuite whilst others have communal bathrooms (single-sex). Accommodation is allocated to schools two weeks before departure.
Staff rooms are interspersed between the children’s bedrooms.
Children have a small space to store their belongings.
The children will be provided with duvets, pillows and bedding. They will need to put their duvet cover and pillowcase on their bedding when they arrive! Please note, children do not need to bring their own bedding (unlike the Skreens Park trip).
Please note, this video shows Kingswood at Bembridge on the Isle of Wight not Grosvenor House in Kent.
Clothes and Footwear
Long-sleeved t-shirts and trousers - these are required for most activities (so pack plenty) - old clothes are recommended
Two warm jumpers/sweatshirts
For Nightline - old clothes which may get muddy
Enough socks and underwear to last for 4 days
Pyjamas and dressing gown (lightweight as the bedrooms are warm at night) and slippers
A waterproof jacket
Two towels (no towels are provided)
One small case or holdall to fit everything in
Toiletries - including toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, roll-on deodorant (no aerosols)
Hair tie for long hair (if appropriate)
Sun cream and sunglasses
A named water bottle - children have access to water all day. In exceptional circumstances, your child may bring a small Robinsons Squash’d (or equivalent) to flavour the water
Two large plastic bags for dirty washing
A watch (children will not be allowed to wear it for any activity)
A quiet game that the children can play in their room e.g. travel chess, cards
Pocket money – up to £6 for small presents / souvenirs etc. Children won’t be able to buy sweets or drinks; they will be responsible for their own money.
EVERYTHING MUST BE MARKED CLEARLY WITH BOTH YOUR CHILD’S AND THE SCHOOL’S NAME
Medication must be handed to a member of staff before departure. Anyone with asthma must have two inhalers for the trip (inhalers kept in school can be taken home at the end of school on Friday the 9th June). All medication must be clearly labelled with your child’s name and the dosage and be in its original packaging. Please do not cut into a strip of tablets – the whole strip must be intact. Medical forms need to be completed for both prescription and non-prescription medicines.
For the Journey
A pen and pencil
Quiet activities or games (reading books, puzzle books, travel chess etc)
A small snack and drink for when we arrive (children should eat an early lunch before meeting at the school). Children should not take any other food with them.
Note - items for the coach should be packed in a separate small bag (a small rucksack / school bag is ideal). Children should travel in clothes they can wear for their first activity i.e. long sleeves, trousers below the knee and trainers
Please ensure your child takes any travel sickness pills before leaving school
What not to take
Sprays e.g., deodorants, perfumes etc
Any electronic device
Table / iPad etc
Avoid loose clothing.
Have extra warm clothing & waterproofs for cold & wet weather conditions
Remove all watches and earrings during activities
Remove any hard and sharp objects from pockets during activities
Tie long hair back – children should have a hairbrush & accessories
All Personal Protective Equipment for activities will be provided by Kingswood.
Children will be served breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet style each day (except on the days they arrive and leave - see below). Meals are served in a communal dining room where there is always a choice of hot and cold dishes, a vegetarian selection and a fresh salad bar.
On Sunday, children will be given dinner. On the Wednesday, they will be given breakfast and lunch.
What's on the menu?
Below shows a typical menu:
Sausage or bacon
Hash brown potato
Selection of cereal
Seasonal fresh fruit
Jacket Potatoes with filling
Sausage roll/baguette or wrap/ cheese and onion pastry
Soup of the day
Pasta of the day
Corn on the cob
Vegetable pasta pomme
Pesto chicken pasta bake