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Year 7 Residential - South Wales 2022

Dear Parents,

The past few years have had a massive impact on students' social development, with school trips and experiences having been very limited but we are excited to announce the Year 7 Residential trip is back!!

A summer term residential in South Wales has been organised for the 3-day period from Wednesday 13th July to Friday 15th July 2022.

An amazing full outdoor activity timetable is on offer which includes, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, giant SUPing, high ropes, climbing, gorge scrambling, waterfall jumping, boulder hoping, exploring caves, white water rafting and an Ariel Assault course. All these adventurous activities will be supervised by nationally qualified instructors and coaches based at Cardiff International White Water centre. 

An additional programme of evening activities is also in place including team challenges, games night and swimming.

Students will be staying in country cabins, in the Walsh valleys of Goytre, surround by open green spaces with the sound of the stream flowing by. The accommodation has an indoor sports hall, open fields, play areas and a full catering facility that will serve food to all our students.  


Take a look at the last trip we did to see what we get up to....

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The cost for this opportunity will cover transport by coach's and minibus, three good meals per day, residential fees, activity programmes, equipment, instructor hire, insurance and a trip hoodie.  

It is the policy of King’s Norton Boys' School to make various forms of outdoor education available to all our students. There will be financial support available to families who receive pupil premium support, if you would like to discuss this please do not hesitate to get in touch.     

Trip costs

Not in receipt of Pupil Premium funding:  £290  (Deposit £50, 3x instalments of £80)

In receipt of Pupil Premium funding:  £232  (Deposit £30, 2x instalments of £70 & 1x instalment of £62)

The benefit that both the students and staff gain from the social and outdoor activities on our outdoor education are long-lasting and unique to the school. The South Wales residential trip for Year 7 aims to raise student’s environmental, physical, personal and social awareness. The physical challenges will help to develop self-confidence, team working skills and a sense of responsibility.

Students will be challenged to develop new relationships, plan and make choices, complete tasks and consider the consequences of their own actions in unfamiliar surroundings.

Covid-19 regulations will be followed to the current government guidance issued at the time of the trip. We want to make sure students do not miss out on any more than they need to.  

We have made reservations to accommodate 100 students in Year 7 for this trip and would be great to see your son join us. 

If you wish your son to have a place, please complete and submit the Y7 Trip sign up form (link below) as soon as possible along with your deposit via Parent Pay (link below).  

  The deadline date is Friday 8th April.

Places will be allocated on a first come basis, please submit the trip sign up form and your deposit as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The trip sign up form and the deposit need to be done to secure a place.   

 Once places have been allocated I will send out confirmation letter with payment plan details and further information. 

I am sure you will agree that the success of such a trip depends on the good behaviour and self-discipline of the students.  The school therefore, reserves the right to refuse a place to any student whose school record is unsatisfactory.

Thank you for your support and I hope that your son will be able totake up this very exciting and rewarding opportunity.

This is a very memorable week for students which celebrates a successful first year at KNBS.

If you have any questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Mr  B Julian

Head of Outdoor Education