Dereham Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School

A Specialist Language College

Natural History Museum

Dear Parent or Carer

Science trip to Natural History Museum in London on Flexible Learning Day

The science department is delighted to be able to offer an extra-curricular trip to the Natural History Museum in London on Wednesday 23rd November. This is an excellent opportunity for your child to study some of the topics they will be examined on in their GCSEs. In particular we are focusing on the nervous system, ecosystem and the earth’s resources. We have also booked a show where the students will learn about the variety of life on earth.  We believe it will help your child to enjoy linking scientific observations to theory, thus developing and nurturing their scientific curiosity and also help to improve their grades. There will be a booklet to complete and opportunities to view the many exhibits and features which make the trip such an enjoyable occasion, it promises to be a fantastic day.

We intend to leave at 6am in the morning, so I would ask all students to arrive promptly at 5.45am and congregate inside the school in their allocated area. It is very important that they are fully prepared for their day at the museum, so a packed lunch is required. They will need to be in their normal school uniform and school shoes. Of course they can bring their mobile phones and some spending money, however as always, students are responsible for their safekeeping. We hope to return to the school at about 6.30pm. Please be aware, due to the nature of traffic in and around London that we could arrive up to a half an hour earlier or later than planned. 

Students are expected to behave impeccably on these extra-curricular activities and I am sure you will support our desire to ensure it is a memorable experience. Unfortunately, such trips are not free to run and the largest expense is transportation, so the cost of the trip, including insurance, the booklet and tickets for the show is £16. There are funds available to help with the cost of the trip if you qualify for free school meals. Regrettably there are only 119 places available which are going to be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you would like your child to take part in this trip, could you please sign and return the accompanying Consent form to the Finance department via the red post box outside Student Reception.

Payments can be made via your ParentPay on-line account. Those choosing not to use this system, should make cheques payable to Dereham Neatherd High School and take to the payment collection area (outside Business 1) during Thursday morning break (11.10am-11.25am) only. (Note this is the only day we can receive cheque payments. Please bear this in mind when meeting deadlines).  Cash is no longer accepted in school.   All payments need to be received by Friday 4th November.

Yours sincerely

Mr J Scahill
Subject Leader Science