Languages Faculty Trip – Cologne, Germany – December 2018

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

Your child has shown an interest in an educational school trip we are organising to Cologne, Germany in December 2018

The trip will leave on Saturday the 15th December 2018 at 9.30pm. We will be travelling by coach to Dover and then crossing the channel via the ferry. We would hope to arrive in Cologne by 1.00 p.m. on Sunday the 16th December 2018. Our accommodation is going to be a 4* Hotel, which is situated on the city outskirts.

During our educational trip, we will be visiting at least three of the eight Christmas markets in Cologne, as well as having a guided tour of a chocolate museum and an Olympic museum. We will also be enjoying a visit to Phantasialand Theme Park and the Christmas market in Brühl, which is very close to the hotel.

The return journey will commence after breakfast on Wednesday the 19th December 2018. The students may have an opportunity for further shopping at a shopping center in Belgium, before returning to Tottington by coach, via the ferry. It is anticipated that we will arrive back in Tottington at approximately 11.45pm on Wednesday the 19th December 2018. All pupils who attend this trip will be expected to attend school on Thursday the 20th December 2018.

The cost of this educational visit is £390.00 per student. This price includes all travel, insurance, accommodation (half board) in Germany, all trips and a group passport. (Cheques should be made payable to Tottington High School- please ensure the name and form of your child is placed on the reverse of the cheque).

A non-refundable* deposit of £50.00 must be placed in to the black box outside the main office by 16th February 2018. A second non-refundable* deposit of £50.00 must be paid by the 2nd July 2018. The final balance of £290.00 will then be due by 1st October 2018.* Please note that failure to pay a second deposit could mean that your child loses their place to someone on the reserve list. * Please note that deposits will only be refunded on production of a medical certificate, or if the trip is cancelled by the school. All monies are paid directly to a tour operator and not held by school, therefore in the event of cancellation by the student on or after the 1st July, Rhapsody Tours (our tour operator) insist on the following payments;

  • On or after 1st July 1st and 2nd Deposit= £100
  • On or after 1st September £150
  • After 1st October 100% of total cost

Further, please note that the tour operator does not offer the school any option to delay final payment. Thus, the final balance must be paid by 1st October 2018. If the balance is not paid in full by the 1st of October, your child will have to be removed from the trip and the £100 in deposits is retained by the tour operator as a cancellation charge.

If you would like your son/daughter to participate in this educational visit, please sign the attached slip and hand it in with a deposit of £50.00 and place in the black box by the 16th February 2018

Please note that there are only 67 places for this trip. Once the deadline is passed, you will be informed if your child has secured a place by the 1st March and will be issued with a payment card. If your child has not secured a place, the initial deposit will be returned by 1st April 2018 at the latest.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at ccatterall@tottingtonhighsch.co.uk .

Yours sincerely,

Mrs C Catterall
Teacher of MFL

Mrs K Cheetham
Business Manager

 

COLOGNE 2018