CULTURAL TOUR




Mrs Bosman, Mrs Claassen and Mr Wedderburn-Clarke are very excited to be planning a Cultural Tour of Britain in April 2013.

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              THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL! 

                  PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS OF FURTHER TOURS

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Objectives:

Our objectives are for our learners to be enriched:

  • By learning about and appreciating different cultures through the people we meet and the cultural and historic sights we are exposed to;
  • By assuming the role of ambassador for our school and country.

So, if you are ...

  • Friendly and polite
  • Well behaved
  • Interested in learning and experiencing new things

... then this tour is for YOU!




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Accommodation:

On our first night in England, we will be staying at our host school - Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College in Farnborough, Hampshire. 

From Saturday onwards, we will be staying at Runways End, which is also in Farnborough.  It is a self-catering establishment that provides bedding.  However, you must bring your own pillow case, duvet cover and bath towel.

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Logistics:

What to Pack:

The Fashion Police give you permission to wear the same outfit twice because you're only allowed 20kg of luggage and 8kg of hand luggage.

Some factors to consider:

The average temperatures for April is 4-14° with a good chance of rain so pack warm clothes and a rainproof jacket.

Comfortable shoes are essential. We'll be doing looooots of walking!

Medical Kit:

Pack a good medical kit with pills for everything (pain, flu, allergies, diarrhea, vomiting, heartburn, etc) as well as plasters, cottonwool and Detol.  Let's be prepared!

Customs:

We want to breeze through customs so please don't pack anything you're not supposed to. For information about what you can / cannot bring into the UK, click on the icon below:



Pocket Money:

As a guide, my niece went to the UK for the Olympics.  She bought a London hoodie for £17, a bag for £15, a London hat for £10, and attraction souvenirs for between £5 and £25. 

Keeping in Touch:

We will buy new simcards and airtime in London, so please bring your smartphone. 

I will be blogging daily and posting photos, and encourage the learners to do the same.  Parents and friends can comment on our posts.  Follow us here.

Safety Procedures:

At Attractions:

  • Stay in your teams at all times.
  • If someone in your team goes to the loo, the rest of the team must wait for them.
  • Be time conscious and make sure your team is at the meet-point on time.
  • If you get lost, sms Mrs Claassen and then wait just inside the exit point. 
  • Under NO circumstances may anyone leave the attraction without the teachers!

On the Tube:

  • If we get separated on the tube, which may well happen to a group our size, then rendezvous at the next station. 
  • In other words, those who did made it onto the tube must get off at the very next station and wait for the others. 
  • Those who didn't make it onto the tube must catch the next train and rejoin the group at the very next station.
  • Stay in contact via sms.

In Town:

  • If you get separated from the group, go into the nearest shop and wait there.  Sms the shop details to Mrs Claassen and we'll fetch you.

General Shenanigans:

  • Although we are on tour and want to have fun, anyone engaging in risky behaviour (drinking, smoking, sneaking off, etc) WILL see my dark side:
         

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Itinerary:

Please note that the itinerary will only be finalised when we book the tickets in November.

Thursday, 25 April 2013:

  • Depart: 15h40 (Cape Town via OR Tambo) on Turkish Airlines

Friday, 26 April 2013:

  • Arrive: 05h40 (Istanbul)
  • Depart: 07h45 (Istanbul)
  • Arrive: 09h50 (Gatwick)
  • Samuel Cody will fetch us from the airport
  • Get settled in at Samuel Cody; explore surroundings; chill
  • Attend a Charity Concert at Samuel Cody in the evening

Saturday, 27 April 2013:

Sunday, 28 April 2013:      [LB]

Monday, 29 April 2013:      [RWC]

Tuesday, 30 April 2013:

    Shopping @ Piccadilly Circus
    Statue of Eros 
    The National Gallery
    Nelson's Column
    Trafalgar Square
    St James's Palace
    Ritz Hotel
    Hyde Park
    Wellington Museum
    Speakers' Corner
    Buckingham Palace 
    St James's Park
    Hop off @ Westminster Abbey
    Big Ben & Parliament
    Lambeth Palace 
    The London Eye
    London Aquarium
    Westminster Pier
    Downing Street
    Horse Guards' Parade
    St Martin-in-the-Fields
    Covent Garden
    Fleet Street
    St Paul's Cathedral
    Bank of England Museum
    London Bridge 
    Monument
    Southwark Cathedral
    London Dungeon
    HMS Belfast
    Tower Bridge 
    Tower of London 
    Hop off @ Shakespeare's Globe 
    Hop off @ The Tate Modern 
    Sherlock Holmes Pub 
   

Wednesday, 1 May 2013:




Thursday, 2 May 2013:

        

Friday, 3 May 2013:      [SC]

Saturday, 4 May 2013:

  • Samuel Cody will drop us off at the airport
  • Depart: 15h25 (Gatwick) on Turkish Airlines
  • Arrive: 21h15 (Istanbul)

Sunday, 5 May 2013:

  • Depart: 00h55 (Istanbul)
  • Arrive: 13h10 (Cape Town via OR Tambo)

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Teams:

Team Bosman:

  • Mikayla (Team Leader)
  • Bryony
  • Kaylee
  • Tara
  • Zea

Team Claassen:

  • Caitlin (Sno) (Team Leader)
  • Caitlin (Ser)
  • Jade
  • Lauren
  • Shannen

Team Wedderburn-Clarke:

  • Aaron (Team Leader)
  • Charl
  • Dieter
  • Nicholas

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Meals:

Mrs Bosman will be organizing our meals.  Teams will help her prepare the food for the day on a rotational basis.



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Cost:



The tour is open to 12 learners (G8-10) at a cost of R15,000 per person.  This includes your visa, flights, food and accommodation and entrance to attractions.  It does not include the cost of your passport or pocket money.

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Useful Links:

To read up on all things British, including the weather, money, etiquette and so much more, go to: