KS2 Coal Mining Museum Visit


Event Details

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 KS2 Visit to the National Coal Mining Museum

 As part of our theme this term we will be visiting the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield.  The visit will take place on Thursday 22 February 2018.

  • The children will be departing at 9.00 am prompt and returning to school by 15 pm.
  • Each child will need to bring a packed lunch and a drink in a disposable plastic bag as storage space is limited. The school will provide a packed lunch for children eligible for free school meals.   Please advise the school if you require a packed lunch for this visit.
  • Transport will be provided by Bus King.
  • Insurance is covered under an agreement with East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Details are available on request.
  • Please notify us of any special medical considerations, including travel sickness.
  • We are seeking a voluntary contribution per child of £10.00, the difference to be funded by the school. The total cost of the visit is £956.00, with the coaches costing £800.00 and entry to the ‘Meet a Miner Underground Tour’ £156.00 (£2.00 per child).  The total cost to school per child is therefore £12.26.
  • As you know, we rely on voluntary parental contributions to enable educational visits such as this to take place. If insufficient funds are received the visit may not take place.
  • School jumpers/cardigans should be worn with old trousers or joggers (not shorts), a warm, waterproof coat is essential. Sensible shoes should be worn (trainers are ideal) as part of the ground is muddy and uneven.  Trainers/shoes with flashing lights should not be worn on the trip as they are not permitted to be worn on the underground tour.  Cameras and anything battery operated, such as wrist watches and Fitbits are also not allowed on the underground tour and should therefore be left at home.
  • As part of the visit, pupils and accompanying staff and adults will take part in the Underground Tour of approximately 1 hour 20 minutes duration. This is led by an ex-miner in small groups and will involve descending underground, and returning above ground, in a cage type lift. Once underground the guide gives an informative and often humorous tour, describing many aspects of the mining industry. This has been very well-received by pupils in the past but arrangements can be made if necessary for any pupils who do not want to participate in this tour to remain above ground. Please speak to me in advance of the visit if you would like to discuss this in order that we can make appropriate arrangements.

Please complete and return the form attached by Friday, 9 February 2018.