Healthy Lifestyles week finishes on Friday 4th April with our sponsored walk. Hopefully your child has been busy collecting sponsors! Every penny raised will go towards purchasing outside play equipment that will be used by all.
Your child does not need to arrive at school early on Friday, but please ensure they are here on time at 9am. Shortly after that the bus will be setting off with the first group. Year 3 and 4 will walk 8 miles, from Plungar to Kinoulton. The bus will bring these children back to school by 3.30pm. Year 5 and 6 will walk 11 miles, from Redmile to Kinoulton. Both walks will finish at Kinoulton Primary School (and have access to toilets). Buses will bring children back to school – year 3 and 4 will be back by 3.30pm as usual, year 5 and 6 will be back by 5.30pm.
We will be walking in small groups along the towpath with a qualified teacher and other staff/helpers with each group. In the event that a child needs to leave the sponsored walk a member of staff will be on hand at school to come and collect them.
Please make sure your child is wearing suitable clothing and footwear for a day’s walking away from shelter. They will also need a small rucksack for carrying their lunch. Walking boots or trainers will be ideal. We shall be watching the weather forecast next week and advise you to do the same so your child is dressed appropriately. If rain is forecast then a waterproof jacket is essential. Likewise if it looks like being a hot, sunny day then please make sure sun cream is applied and a hat worn.
Your child should bring a packed lunch and a litre of water or squash. We will have a member of staff meeting the groups at a halfway point where drink will be topped up if necessary. If you qualify for free school meals then please request a packed lunch from the office if you require one.
We did this same walk four years ago and it was a very enjoyable event and I am sure it will be so again. Thank you for your support!