France Trip June/ July 2021

We are all very excited about the French Trip 2021!

Please find some information below about the proposed programme and payment details. There will be a Parents evening nearer the time but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. In the meantime, please complete the Pupil Code of Conduct and ask your child to return it to Mrs Scott or Miss Christie

Proposed programme for French Trip 2021 Normandy- Paris

– Friday 25th June – Depart by coach from school late in the evening. Food on route

– Saturday 26th June – Dover-Calais ferry crossing. Visit the beautiful coastal town of Honfleur for ice-cream. Arrive at château, dinner and on-site activities

– Sunday 27th June – WWII Experience: American Cemetery, German cemetery, German Batterie de Maisy. BBQ at château.

– Monday 28th June – WWII Experience: Visit the coastal town of Arromanches and 360 cinema, Free-time in town where pupils can see the Mulberry harbours and do some shopping. Visit Omaha Beach, where the Americans landed on 6th June 1944 which inspired the film Saving Private Ryan.  Frog legs/snails/crêpe taster at château. Disco after the meal.

– Tuesday 29th June – Visit Bayeux the first town liberated in 1944 and its market and cathedral. Visit the British cemetery to lay a poppy wreath in memory of the soldiers who lost their lives. We are hoping to visit Stade de France when travelling to Paris. Hotel stay and dinner.

– Wednesday 30th June – Visit Paris all day: Tour Montparnasse/Tour Eiffel, Bateaux Mouches, le petit train de Montmartre, Sacré Coeur & Place de Tertre for shopping. Hotel stay and dinner.

– Thursday 1st July – All day at the theme park: Parc Astérix. Home journey. Supermarket stop to buy food for home journey. Return by Eurotunnel.

– Friday 2nd July – Arrive at school early morning.

Payment details 

Please pay for the trip online using www.eastlothian.gov.uk/payforit or hand in your money to the office at registration or at break time only. The full amount must be paid by 29 January 2021.

Instalment plan:

27 March 2020                        £150

29 May 2020                            £100

25 September 2020                 £150

27 November 2020                  £150

29 January 2021                      £50

Merci d’avance!

Mme Scott

 

France Trip 2019

On part dimanche et on attend avec impatience !!! Youpi !

We meet this Sunday 23rd June at 22h30 in front of RHS main entrance. Remember to hand your money in an  envelope with your full name and amount in euros/pounds to your group leader. Bring food & water on route. Remember to check the suggestions for Pupil kit list on ML website and/or on ML board outside room 129.

 

Mme Scott

Pupil Kit List

These are suggestions on what to bring on France Trip 2019. Items in bold and italics  are essential. Please check the weather on a weather application nearer the time for appropriate clothing. Enter either Warsy or Montdidier.

  • Hand your spending money in an envelope with full name and amount in pounds/ euros to your group leader before entering the coach.
  • Travel in comfortable clothing!

Ruck sack on the bus:

Food & water

Wash bag (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and moisturiser)

Small Towel

Change of clothes

Labelled DVDs

Pillow

Blanket/ Sleeping bag

If on medication, a suitable carrier for the medication and a care plan

Adapter

Case in the luggage compartment (that you won’t have access to until reaching the Château in France)

Sleeping bag (if not on the coach)

Big Towel

Sun protection

Mosquito protection

Hat/ cap

2 pair of trainers/ comfortable shoes

Jumper(s)/ Hoodie(s)

Shorts

T-shirts

Comfortable trousers/ joggers

Swimwear

Sun glasses

Sliders/ Flipflops ( for the shower)

Rain jacket/ponchos

Belt/ waist bags ( Parc Asterix)

Pyjamas

Underwear socks ( bring extras)

Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, moisturiser and hairdryer ( share with friends)

AVOID BRINGING ANY VALUABLE ITEMS / JEWELLERY/ EXPENSIVE CLOTHING AND HIGH HEELS

Il y a seulement onze  jours  et puis on part!

Mme Scott

 

Important information France Trip June 2019

Depart Sunday 23rd June 2019-meet at school for 22h30 and coach leaves at 23h

Return Saturday 29th June 2019- arrive at school around 4.30am

Remember:

  • Towels, sleeping bags, and a pillow.
  • Medication and care plan
  • Up to date contact numbers (parents)
  • Adapters
  • Spending money in an envelope ( full name of child and amount in euros/pounds). 10 euros a day and 20 pounds for food coming home.
  • Check roaming charges for Europe- don’t always have access to Wi-Fi
  • Rucksack on coach with a wash bag, a small towel, a change a clothes, food and water. Big bag/ suitcase won’t be available until we reach chateau on the Monday.
  • Food enroute as first meal will be at chateau on Monday night . We will buy food in a French supermarket before leaving France on ferry.
  • We will be given packed lunches every day at the chateau when we are doing our day trips.

Itinerary

Monday– arrive at chateau around 16h00. Evening meal and Château Olympics.

Tuesday– Albert museum at 10am and Somme main sites ( packed lunches). Evening meal and camp fire at château.

Wednesday– Parc Asterix all day ( packed lunches). Evening meal at château.

Thursday– Montdidier town trail and market. Goat farm visit 2.30pm. Lunch and evening meal and scavenger hunt at château.

Friday– Snail farm 10am, packed lunches, French supermarket stop. Ferry home.

French Trip hoodies have been dispatched!

We will keep an online blog on this website and updates too on Twitter #RHSFrance2019

5 semaines!! On attend avec impatience!

Mme Scott

 

Parents evening FRENCH TRIP

There will be a parents evening on Wednesday 15th May at 5.30pm in the Library. A representative from the Travel Company will be there too. Please make sure you all attend as we are going to collect your passports and EHIC cards.

To apply for a EHIC card:

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/healthcare-abroad/apply-for-a-free-ehic-european-health-insurance-card/

Please bring in all outstanding forms ASAP and remember that you can pay for the hoodies online.

On a hâte d’aller en France!

Mme Scott

 

French Trip- FRIDAY 29th MARCH 2019 deadline for Final Payment and outstanding forms

Please hand in you forms regarding the French Trip hoodies and Parental Consent ASAP to a member of the Modern Languages department. We are keen to submit the orders for the French Trip hoodies before Easter. Last day for hoodie order will therefore be on Friday 29th March 2019. Please remember that the final payment for the French Trip is also due on this date- Friday 29th March 2019. If you have any questions, please come and see us.

On attend avec impatience!

Mme Scott

Letter issued 20 February

We are all getting very excited about the French Trip! We are looking into getting red hoodies for the France trip and the quote comes to £24 each. Please fill in the attached slip if your child is interested in getting one.

Please remember that the total amount must be paid by Friday 29th March 2019. It can be paid to the school office at registration or at break time or online at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/payforit. The last two dates if you are paying by instalments are:

  • Friday 22nd February 2019: £50 and Friday 29th March 2019: £100

 

Due to the uncertainty of Brexit please ensure your child’s passport has at least 6 months left on the passport from the date of arrival. Please also be aware that the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) might not be valid but we would still prefer that one is brought on the trip. To apply: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/healthcare-abroad/apply-for-a-free-ehic-european-health-insurance-card/. We would be grateful if you could make sure that any dietary requirements and/or medical history is up-to date. Finally, please complete your details on the attached parental consent form in case medical treatment is required in France and submit to a member of ML department.

The travel company has informed us that children must bring the following on the trip:

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Towel
  • Sun protection and hat/cap
  • Mosquito protection
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (could use your phone)
  • Food en–route

Please note that there will be a parents evening on Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 5.30pm in the Library and a representative from Manor Adventure will be present too. The ML website is also updated with all the information handed to pupils about the French Trip if anything is misplaced.

Miss C Christie and Mrs L Scott (Modern Languages)

France Trip June 2019

Regarding the payments for the French trip in June 2019, they can be made in instalments see dates below or in full. The total amount must be paid by Friday 29th March 2019. Payments can be made by cheque ( payable to East Lothian Council specify name and registration class) or online. The cheques should be handed to the school office at registration or at break time only. Online: go to www.eastlothian.gov.uk/payforit and specify France June 2019

  • Friday 26th October 2018:                £100
  • Friday 30th November 2018:             £50
  • Friday 25th January 2019:                 £100
  • Friday 22nd February 2019:                £50
  • Friday 29th March 2019:                     £100

We are getting really excited about the Trip!!

Payment of deposit

To secure a place on the French Trip, please pay £160 by  Friday 21st September. Please note that the online system is not working at the moment so payments have to be handed in to the office at Registration or at Break time ONLY.

Mrs Scott

French Trip June 2019- on y va!!!

The Modern Languages Department is delighted to announce that the French trip to northern France will go ahead. We will be leaving Ross High school on Sunday 23 June 2019 late at night and we will return at the latest on Saturday 29 June 2019. We will be staying in Glamping PODs at the grounds of the Chateau de Warsy which is situated in a hamlet near Montdidier. There are tennis courts and a heated swimming pool in the grounds of the chateau for the pupils to enjoy.

Please find the proposed itinerary:

  • Monday
  • Coach pick up from school late Sunday night– Ferry to Calais – arrive at Chateau de Warsy in the afternoon – dinner and Scavenger hunt at the chateau
  • Tuesday
  • French breakfast, WWI battlefields Somme with packed lunch– Albert museum- Thiepval memorial, Locknagar Crater, Beaumont, Hamel- dinner and château Olympics
  • Wednesday
  • French breakfast, Parc Asterix with a packed lunch– late return for evening meal
  • Thursday
  • French breakfast, Montdidier town trail and market with a packed lunch – visit to a Goat Farm– dinner and camp fire at chateau
  • FridayFrench breakfast, Depart with packed lunch – visit to a Snail Farm – supermarket stop – Ferry  to Dover– home late Friday / early Saturday
  • As already mentioned the cost of the trip will be £560. All activities and most of the food are included in the price however food en-route is required. Pupils will also need some additional spending money. We are asking for a non-refundable deposit of £160 to secure a place by Friday 21st September 2018 to be paid to the school office at registration or at break time only or online at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/payforit choose Ross High School, Trip and specify France June 2019 in school payment reference. Thereafter, payments can be made by five installments. The total amount must be paid by Friday 29th March 2019.
  • Friday 26th October 2018:                £100
  • Friday 30th November 2018:             £50
  • Friday 25th January 2019:                 £100
  • Friday 22nd February 2019:                £50
  • Friday 29th March 2019:                     £100

Please ensure your child has a valid passport and European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). There will be a parents evening nearer the time but please feel free to contact us at school if you have got any questions or concerns.

Yours sincerely

Miss C Christie and Mrs L Scott (Modern Languages)