Geography GCSE Iceland Trip

6th September 2017

Dear Parent/Carer,

Geography GCSE Iceland Residential

 The Geography Department is planning an exciting new 4 day GCSE trip to Iceland this year. We are currently finalising arrangements for this trip which it is hoped will run from the 1st - 4th March 2018.

The trip will visit some of the most unique geographical features in the world, including a day trip to the famous Golden Circle visiting the Kerid Volcano, Gullfoss Waterfall and The Geysir Centre amongst many others. In addition, we will be visiting Thingvellir, where students can stand on the boundary between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Students will also have the chance to take a dip in the Secret Lagoon, a natural hot spring lake and to explore the city of Reykjavik. The trip links directly to many parts of the new GCSE specification, including natural hazards, resource management and climate change.

The cost is £900 with a £200 deposit payable no later than 29th September 2017 to secure a place. The full payment schedule can be found below. Please note that the deposit cannot be refunded once we have committed to accommodation and flights. The initial deposit can be paid by cash or cheque and any further payments will be made by a new e-payments system to be introduced by the school later this year.

All transport, admission tickets and accommodation at Hotel Cabin, Reykjavik with breakfast, lunch and dinner whilst in Iceland is included. Students must have their own full passport. This trip is offered on a first come, first served basis, to Geography GCSE students. At this stage, all arrangements are provisional and if there is not sufficient interest in the trip, it will not run. Scheduled times and exact arrangements will be confirmed later with an itinerary being issued to all parents and students at a special meeting prior to leaving.

Payment schedule

Initial deposit:                          £200                To be received by 29th September 2017

Interim payment:                     £575                To be received by 5th January 2018

Final Payment:                        £125                To be received by 19th February 2018

Yours sincerely,

Amy Sparrow

---------Please hand in to student reception for the attention of the Finance Dept--------

I wish to reserve a place for my child _______________________________ on the forthcoming Geography GCSE Iceland Residential. I enclose an initial deposit of £200 (cheques payable to Pool Academy).

 Signed____________________________ Parent/Guardian       Date:__________

Steph York