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Year 7 Stratford upon Avon trip

05 Feb 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

This year, Ibstock Community College is organising a trip to Stratford upon Avon which is to take place on Friday 19th June 2020.

The trip is open to all students in Year 7 and offers an excellent opportunity for all students to gain an insight into Shakespearean life.  During the day students will potentially have the chance to:

  • Explore the creative choices of a Shakespeare play by taking part in a drama workshop which is led by a RSC Education Associate Practitioner.
  • Gain an appreciation of what goes on behind-the-scenes with a backstage tour at the RSC theatre where there is the opportunity to get up close to the stage, look at props and costumes.
  • Experience life in an Elizabethan classroom with a visit to the school he attended as a boy, be prepared to meet the ‘Master’.
  • Take an interactive, magical journey through 100 years of theatre-making at the RSC.

Travel will be by coach from Ibstock Community College.  We anticipate leaving school around 8.30am and returning at approximately 5.30pm.  Timings for the day will be confirmed once we have a schedule for the activities.

We expect all participating students to have shown, and to continue to show, a positive attitude to their school work and good attendance. We reserve the right to refuse a place to any child who does not meet this important criteria. Similarly, the place may be withdrawn if behaviour in school raises doubt about the students’ ability to conduct themselves safely and responsibly.

The approximate cost of the trip is £27.00 which must be paid via Parent Pay.  Initially, if you would like your son/daughter to take part in this visit please complete the slip below and return to Mrs Hayles by Wednesday 26th February at the latest. 

When the list of students has been finalised you will receive a letter to confirm whether your son/daughter has secured a place.  This letter will also confirm the final price of the trip and you will then need to pay the full cost via Parent Pay by Monday 14th May.

Should the trip be over-subscribed, we will write to parents with an explanation of the selection criteria, which will be applied consistently and fairly to all interested students.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Marianne Clements                                                                       Maria Hayles

Educational Visits Coordinator                                                     Trip Leader



Please return this slip to Mrs Hayles by Wednesday 26th February at the latest



Student’s name: ___________________________________Tutor group:_________________


I wish my son/daughter to be considered for a place on the Stratford upon Avon trip on Friday 19th June 2020.



Signed : __________________________________ Date : ___________________________



In addition, please circle which of the following two activities your son/daughter would prefer to take part in:



Drama workshop                                                             Visit to Shakespeare’s school


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