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Activities Week

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Activities week will take place on 18 July to 22 July 2022.  

Welcome to the activities for summer of 2022.  Activities week will take place this year during the last week of the summer term.  We aim to end the academic year with a fun and exciting range of events designed to enable your child to:

  • Spend an extended period of time on an activity of their choice
  • Undertake a residential experience if they wish
  • Try something completely different
  • Progress further with existing skills
  • Work with students from different year groups
  • Develop the skills needed to be enterprising and utilise key skills in new situations
All students are expected to take part in an activity

The school is unable to authorise absence during activities week, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

We expect cost to be an important factor; activities that have a price associated with them are unable to run unless we can cover the full cost through your voluntary contributions.  There is, as usual, a range of free and low cost activities to ensure that every child can take part during the week.

There will be a non-refundable deposit required by Friday 19 November 2021; this will be available to be paid via ParentPay on Monday 15 November 2021.  The deadline for full non-refundable payment for all activities is Friday 01 April 2022.  Please make payments via ParentPay.  If you need assistance with ParentPay, please contact the finance department on ext. 153/107 or finance@aylshamhigh.norfolk.sch.uk.  If you would like to discuss payment options including instalments, please contact the activity leader once the activity has been confirmed.

For health and safety reasons numbers of students on some trips will be capped.  For this reason, we are asking that your child pick two activities.  When you are selecting your activities, you can only pick one residential activity.  Therefore, your other choice should be a non-residential activity.  You can of course, select 2 non-residential activities.  Your child must be sure that they would be happy to go on either of these activities, so please ensure they pick their activities carefully.  Activity choice submissions can be submitted from Wednesday 20 October 2021 and no later than midday on Friday 05 November 2021 - If your child is still to select their activities, please contact twiseman@aylshamhigh.norfolk.sch.uk 

A number generator will generate the allocation of places on to activities randomly.

Once the activities have been allocated to your child, there will only be a 4-day cooling-off period on which any changes to an activity choice will be considered.  If, in exceptional circumstances, we are unable to assign a place to your child on either of their chosen activities we will contact you.  Please note that once your child's place is confirmed for an activity, you are committed to paying for the full cost.

Overall, I hope you agree with us that your teachers are providing an extensive range of activities, which include something for everyone.

As in previous years, it will be a week packed with enjoyment and learning to bring to an end a hardworking and successful year for all of us.

Mrs T Wiseman

twiseman@aylshamhigh.norfolk.sch.uk

Timetable of activity week selection and payment deadlines

 

From Wednesday 20 October 2021 Choices form is available 
Friday 05 November 2021 midday Deadline to submit your choices
Monday 08 November 2021 Placement lists for activities will be posted in the dining area and sports hall foyer.
Monday 08 November 2021 to Thursday 11 November 2021 Cooling-off period, this is the only time in which changes to activity choices will be considered.
Monday 15 November 2021 to Friday 19 November 2021 All deposits for trips to be paid this week.  Deposits will NOT be accepted before Monday 15 November and all deposits should be paid by Friday 19 November 2021
Friday 1 April 2022 All activities must be paid in full by this date.
Cost of each activity

 

Activity

Deposit required

Approximate total cost

Adventure week

£65

£200

Art and craft

Free

Free

Bude (Residential)

£150

£445

Camping Breck Farm (Residential)

£25

£72

Carvalho International Football Academy

£25

£70

Chocolate week

£25

£86

Costume week

Free

Free

Day trippers

£30

£98

Eagles – for Nurture students only

£45

£130

London Theatre (Residential)

£190

£575

Normandy, France (Residential)

£150

£460

Out and about week

£30

£93

Walks, Water and Windmills

£20

£65

Water sports

£50

£154

WWW (Residential)

£140

£425