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Year 9 Dynamic DNA Trip at the University of Leicester, Thursday 13 September 2018

07 Sep 2018

07 September 2018


Dear Parent / Carer



We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to take 45 Year 9 pupils to Dynamic DNA event delivered by the University of Leicester’s Genetics Department. The event is divided into variety of different fun, hands-on activities for students to take part in. The activities are all related to genetics and DNA, and some of them are created by researchers at the University and relate to real research projects. The activities will include learning about cloning; extracting DNA from a banana; solving a crime using DNA fingerprinting; learning about the structure and function of DNA.


If you would like your child to be considered for a place on this trip please complete the attached reply slip and return it to Jessica Bennett on Monday 10 September 2018.


Timings of the day

We intend to leave school around 08:40 and return at approximately 15:10 (traffic conditions may cause delays so this is only an approximate time but we hope to return in time for students to catch the school buses). Students should arrive at school in the morning and register with their form tutors in the usual way before making their way to the cage ready to board the bus at 8:40.


We are asking for a £7.00 contribution towards transport to the event is. All payments should be made via Parent Pay once your childs place has been confirmed. If you feel you are entitled to financial support for this trip as a low income family then please contact the college as soon as possible so we may discuss this further.


Refunds will not be given if your child has to be removed from the trip due to reasons of poor behaviour. Refunds for other reasons will only be given in exceptional circumstances.

Dress code

Students are required to wear full school uniform.

Food and drink

Students will need to bring a packed lunch and drinks for the day.  Please ensure that any drink is carried in a suitable container. Packed lunches can be provided for students who would normally receive free school meals, please let us know by Monday 10th September if you would like us to arrange this for your child.


The journey will take about 40 minutes. Students who are prone to travel sickness must ensure they sit at the front of the coach. Students who take any form of medication must make the necessary arrangements before the trip and notify the teachers so that any medication can be administered safely.

Student responsibility

We expect all students to behave responsibly and safely whilst on the trip and to be polite and courteous at all times. If we feel that any student is not behaving in an appropriate manner, we will contact parents to inform them of the situation. In exceptional circumstances we may have to ask parents to collect their child from the venue if no other solution can be found. If student behaviour is not at a satisfactory level before the trip takes place we may have to make the difficult decision of not allowing them to go on the trip.

Staff responsibility

There will be three members of staff accompanying students on the trip and a trained first aider on each coach.

Parental responsibility

As the legal guardian or parent/carer with parental responsibility, if your child secures a place you will be required to complete both the Leicester University Data form and photo permission form to give consent for your child to take part in the visit, students will not be able to attend without the Leicester University signed form. 

If you have any questions relating to the trip then please contact the trip leader


Yours sincerely


Marianne Clements                                                                    Jessica Bennett

Educational Visits Coordinator                                                   Trip leader









Please return this slip to Jessica Bennett on Monday 10 September 2018 - or email


Student’s name:........................................................................... Tutor group:.............................


I wish my son/daughter to be considered for a place on the Dynamic DNA trip at the University of Leicester.


Signed:.......................................................................................... Date:..........................................

(by parent with parental responsibility)



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