Headteacher: Joy Farrell   |   Tel: 01793 727624   |   Fax: 01793 721964   |   Email: admin@stfrancis.swindon.sch.uk

Dear Parents,

As part of our topic, “Smoke, Steam and Steel”, we have arranged a trip to the STEAM museum in Swindon on Monday 27th January 2020 for our Year 4 classes. We will spend a whole day at the museum returning by the end of school.

The price includes coach travel, entrance and two exciting workshops. The two classes both have 2 separate sessions with Steam Education Facilitators. Session one gives children an opportunity to handle artefacts and learn about life in the Victorian Swindon New Town. In the second session, they dress up and role play the impact of the coming of the railway and learn about Isambard Kingdom Brunel through practical challenges. Both sessions bring our Victorian topic to life and will greatly impact their learning. Children who have been on the trip in previous years said it was one of their favourite highlights of our year 4 learning journey.

Please ensure your child brings in a packed lunch with a drink in a named rucksack (no cans or bottles). Please also cancel your child’s hot dinner on Parentpay by 23rd Jan’20. Children will need to wear their normal school uniform and for security reasons, children MUST be wearing a St Francis jumper, cardigan or fleece at all times. Any medication your child has in school will be taken by us.

The voluntary contribution towards the cost of this trip will be £14.85 per child, this covers entrance costs, coach travel and two workshops. Please contact the school office if you have any issues regarding payment, which will be dealt with confidentially. Please also see school website for details of our charging policy.

Please give consent and make final payment via www.parentpay.com by 14th January 2020. If you do not wish your child to participate in this visit, please email us at:                                                           admin@stfrancis.swindon.sch.uk but please be aware that your child must still attend school on that day. 

And finally, if you are able to volunteer to support us for the day your help will be gratefully received. Please let either of us know if you would like to and are able to help. DBS Clearance will be needed.

Many thanks

Mrs Williams and Mrs Whitby



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