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Dear parents / carers,

Tomorrow we will be starting our sequence of lessons for the DARE programme. This is an international programme which aims to help children understand issues about the use of drugs and peer pressure.

The aim is that the programme will help the children resist peer pressure to use drugs and alcohol.

Our programme will be delivered by Jim Oakes, a retired Nottinghamshire police officer, and Mr McKenna, a serving Crossdale teacher!

It would be great if you could talk to your children about the lessons on the programme.

As ever, if you have any questions please pop in to see us.

Mr McKenna

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Base Three Shelter Building

Base Three have been busy during their forest schools session today, creating some wonderful woodland shelters.

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Edale - Final Reminders

Dear parents / carers,

Our trip to Edale is almost upon us! We’re all really excited here.

We’ve talked to the children to day and allowed them lots of opportunities to ask questions so hopefully they will be feeling happy and as eager to get away as we are.

On Monday we would like the children to come to school at 08:10. (Ideally somewhere between 08:05 and 08:15. We’ll give them a chance to go to the toilet and then we’ll try to set off at 08:30ish. This will hopefully help us avoid getting tangled up in a traffic jam on Crossdale Drive.

In their small rucksack/day bag we would like the children to bring:

  • water (in bottle with sports top);
  • a packed lunch (not in a lunchbox);
  • sun cream/ sun hat;
  • waterproof trousers;
  • waterproof coat (if not worn);
  • thin fleece / jumper (if not worn);
  • purse / wallet (maximum £10)
  • game / book for coach—if necessary;
  • (disposable) camera—if brought.

We will return to school on Wednesday at approximately 16:15. Our exact time of arrival will be a little uncertain due to traffic; we will try to keep you updated about our ETA using text messages.

Emergency Contact Details

If, in exceptional circumstances, you need to get in touch with us during the trip, it will be possible to use the following emergency contact number:

07960 066 856

(This number is only monitored during school trips and residential visits.)

And finally…

Though we’ll be busy, we’ll be happy to talk to you on Monday morning if you have any final questions or concerns.

Have a great weekend.

Mr McKenna and Miss Rodriguez


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Edale - quick reminder

As we get close to our trip to Edale, we thought it sensible to send home a quick reminder about times for departure and return to Crossdale

On Monday 22/5/17 we would like the children to come to school at approximately 08:10 – 08:20.

Our hope is that the coach will leave at approximately 08:30; this is so we miss the traffic arriving for the start of the school day!

For Monday the children should have a small rucksack which contains:

  • a packed lunch
  • water (in a plastic bottle with sports top)
  • a waterproof coat
  • waterproof trousers
  • suncream and sunhat
  • small game, book etc. for the (very short) coach journey – if necessary

Everything else can be packed in their suitcase.

We will be walking in the countryside on Monday so the children should be wearing their trainers (with good soles) or light walking boots / trail shoes. The weather forecast currently suggests that we may have showery weather so we’d like to remind you that jeans are less suitable than lightweight trousers, tracksuit trousers, leggings etc.

On Wednesday 24//5/17 we are planning to return to school between 16:15 and 16:30; our exact time of arrival will be subject to traffic conditions, but we will try to keep you updated about our ETA.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

kit list

Mr McKenna and Miss Rodriguez

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Edale Kit List Reminder

The link below will take you to a PDF version of the kit list for our trip to Edale. The heavy rain today is a useful reminder that (lightweight) waterproof coats and trousers are essential!

If you've already bought any new footwear, it will be helpful if the children have used them a bit so they are worn in.

Please get in touch with Miss Rodriguez and/or Mr McKenna if you have any questions.

Have a great weekend!


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