Kielder Forest – Nov 3rd – Nov 5th 2023
I would like to present an amazing opportunity to your daughter. On November 3rd to November 5th 2023, we will be going to the heart of beautiful Northumberland.
This will be a 2-night stay and will involve two main activities. All food/drink and transport are included.
On the Friday night we will visit Kielder Forest Observatory (https://kielderobservatory.org/) where we will take part in a 3-hour private hire and exclusive tour of the observatory, which is Europe’s largest and award-winning Dark Sky Park.
The students will get the opportunity to talk with qualified astronomers who will present a tailor made tour/presentation (linked to the GCSE spec). The students will get to use the telescopes to observe a range of objects, including craters on the moon, distant galaxies, nebulae and star clusters and this date is timed well to study and explore the Aurora and the winter constellations.
On the Saturday, they will participate in a multi-activity day at the local scout centre on Kielder Water (https://www.scoutadventures.org.uk/centre/hawkhirst) from 9:30am till 3.00pm. Hawkshirst provides safe and exciting activities in the heart of Kielder Forest, which can include 3 activities – to be chosen at a later date by the girls who wish to attend.
All sessions will be run by qualified instructors and the centre provides all the safety equipment required and all instructional staff are first aid qualified.
The total cost of the trip will be approximately £240 per pupil. We will need to take an initial non-refundable deposit of £40 on January 30th 2023.
We are offering 36 places and if you would like your child to be entered into the selection process, please reply by Friday 2nd December to Mrs Honeyman. Once your child has been offered a place, another letter will be sent to organise deposits, a payment plan and any other documentation.
Please see the letter and terms and conditions which have been sent to Years 9 and 10 on Parentmail.
Mrs Rebecca Honeyman
Head of Science
Associate Assistant Headteacher
Educational Visits Coordinator