Following on from the information evening for our enrichment week residential to Normandy, here’s a copy of the details which were shared at the time. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
- Does my child need to be fully vaccinated to enter France?
Current French travel restrictions mean that all travellers aged 12 and over must be fully vaccinated (2 doses, the second of which must be at least 7 days before travel) or able to show proof of a negative test prior to departure. This can be either a PCR test or an antigen test, but it has to be verified by a medical practitioner (i.e. not the NHS self-testing kits). There are no restrictions in place for travellers under the age of 12.
- How will pupils be split into two groups?
Pupils will be allocated to a coach and a hotel based firstly on year groups, and then by friendship groups in the case of a larger year group. Pupils and parents/carers will be informed of which hotel they will be staying in prior to departure.
- Will my child get to choose who they share a room with?
The way we always allocate rooms is firstly by gender and year group based on the number and size of rooms we are given by the hotel. Friendship groups are taken into account as much as possible, and we will speak with your child about this if necessary.
- Will my child be unsupervised?
Where there is time on the itinerary for ‘free time’, this will be in a pre-agreed confined area (e.g. a town square), there will still be staff members present and one will always be at a pre-agreed meeting point. Pupils must always been in groups of at least three and all pupils will be given the number for a staff phone to contact us in case they get separated from the group at any point.
- Are there food vouchers for both outbound and inbound journeys?
Yes – all pupils will be given a voucher for a meal and a drink for both journeys.