Y2 RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre - Friday 5th July 2019

Start: 5th Jul 2019 9:00am

Year 2 School Trip and Visit

As part of our Seaside Surprise topic I have arranged for the children to participate in two events linked to our topic.  The first is an interactive morning session in school with the RNLI on Beach and water safety and the second a trip to the Ribble Discovery Centre, Lytham.

RNLI Water and Beach Safety: 18 June 2019

I am delighted that Charles and Mary from the RNLI will be joining us again this year on the
18 June 2019 for an interactive session on Beach and Water Safety.  The children thoroughly enjoyed this session last year, especially the dressing up in RNLI wear, acting out and sitting in the rescue inflatables they bring.  This visit is provided free of charge and forms part of the RNLI’s commitment to ensuring all children are educated in water safety.  It also helps prepare the children for their trip to the Lytham the following week.  Last year many of the families gave a voluntary donation to the charity.  If this is something you would like to do an envelope is attached for you to put in any contribution you may wish.  These will be presented to Charles and Mary on the day.

This is a really fun day for the children and it would be lovely if they could come to school dressed as Pirates!

Ribble Discovery Centre, Lytham: 5 July 2019

This year the children will spend the day at the Ribble Discovery Centre in Lytham.  This lakeside location allows children to explore the mud, saltmarsh and sand dunes of the Ribble and is the perfect base to explore the seaside.

The children have been booked in for two workshops which include discovering mud mini-beasts on the saltmarsh and seaside birds and their habitats, this forms part of the science curriculum.  As we will also be studying the work of LS Lowry who painted scenes from Lytham the trip itself will be used to produce artwork on our return.

Cost and permission:

We have tried our very best to not only find the best educational venue for your child’s visit but ensure that the trip is affordable and value for money.  We would therefore kindly ask parents for a voluntary contribution of £15.00 per child which includes the two workshops and the coach journey. Unfortunately, if this contribution is not met then the trip will be unable to proceed. Payments can be made online via Scopay or by cash or cheque at the school office. Should you wish to send payment with your child, please ensure this is in a clearly marked envelope. Payments must be made by Friday 7 June 2019 to provide enough time to cancel the trip should we need to.


As all children in Year 2 are entitled to a free school meal we can provide a packed lunch for all children.  A school packed lunch consists of a ham, cheese, tuna or egg sandwich, a piece of fruit, a yoghurt, a biscuit and a bottle of water.  If you would prefer to provide your own packed lunch please ensure it is clearly labelled and everything including the bag is disposable.  PLEASE complete your request on school spider survey.

In addition, all children should bring with them a labelled disposable drink of water, please could I ask it be disposable it is very difficult to ‘look after’ 30 water bottles, also please make sure they are labelled we don’t have time in the morning to label up 30 water bottles as we need to leave straight away.  I will supply a morning snack of fruit and biscuits for the children when we get there.

Please could you ensure your child dresses appropriately for the trip!  They may wear their own clothes.  If it is sunny, please apply sun cream before the trip and send in sun hats as we will be outdoors all day.  Similarly if it is cold, layers are best and a waterproof jacket – please ensure all clothing is clearly labelled.  Please wear clothes that you wouldn’t mind getting dirty or marked.


The rules of the RSPB centre is that no child or adult may go out onto the marsh without wellingtons, this rule is strictly adhered too.   PLEASE if this is problem I need to know by 1st June so we can try and borrow some for your child.

Medication and allergies:
If your child is marked down on our medical forms as needing an asthma pump they will not be permitted to join us unless we have their pump in school on that day.  Please ensure all asthma equipment is clearly labelled. 

Manners Matter at Middleforth:

Whilst out and about the children will be expected to uphold and follow the Middleforth Golden rules which we know they will do and make us proud!



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