Youth Village Consett


3rd October 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian

I am delighted on behalf of Head Teacher, Nick Hurn, to invite your son/daughter to an overnight retreat at the Youth Village Consett, which will be led by the Youth Mission Team.  The retreat will be a one night overnight stay with all meals provided and the cost covered by the school. Events will be indoors and include such activities as group work, presentations, poster making and watching DVDs.

Although activities will be indoors students should wear appropriate clothing based on weather conditions at this time of year. Students will need to provide their own towels and toiletries. Meals will be provided and there will be a tuck shop available to purchase refreshments from.

Students will be transported by bus to and from the Youth Village.  Pupils will leave school at 1.30pm on the day of their retreat and arrive back at the school by 2.30pm the following day.  Students will not be required to wear uniform on the day of their retreat but must wear appropriate casual/smart clothing (no football tops).

Students will be attending the retreat in tutor groups on the following dates/days:

Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th November             8ACE, 8AAG, 8DWT

Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th November        8BSN, 8AWN, 8DHN

Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th November        8JKY, 8MSS

Thursday 17th and Friday 18th November              8PCD, 8SBL

Your son/daughter has been invited to attend this retreat on behalf of the school but some students may be required to stay in school and focus on their studies. At the Head Teacher’s discretion these students will be informed that they will not be attending the retreat and will be following their normal Year 8 timetable on the day of the retreat, issues such as attendance, work completion and behaviour will be taken into account.  In addition if your son/daughter does not wish to attend they can remain in school and will also be following their normal timetable.

Depending on student numbers there may be some changes to which nights students attend.  Parents will be notified of these changes if they occur.

We would be grateful if you could complete the reply slip below and the attached detailed medical consent form and return to your child’s tutor by Friday 14th October.

Any queries please do not hesitate to contact me at the school on 0191 4877638  Ext 165 or by email at

Many thanks

Mr Damian McCann

Director of Ethos

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