Year 7 Activity Days


RE: Year 7 Activity Days

Dear Parent/Carer,

We would like to offer your son/daughter the chance to take part in an activity day at Porthpean Outdoor centre during the week of 12th to 16th July. Each day will be either land based or sea based and will be run by the senior instructors from Cornwall Outdoors, accompanied by members of staff. Land based activities may include Archery, Climbing and High Ropes and sea based days may include Kayaking, Coasteering and Stand up paddle boarding. We will travel in the school minibuses and will be back in time for the normal end of day at 3.15pm.

In order to remain Covid safe and keep the students safe we will be the only group on site at Porthpean, with normal school staff and the senior instructors from Cornwall Outdoors. The site and equipment will be fully sanitised before our visit. The minibuses will also be fully sanitised before and after use to ensure no overlap with other student bubbles within the school.

Due to the uncertainty of what they would be permitted to do this summer, Cornwall Outdoors are only offering day sessions at Porthpean and each day is limited to 37 students. We are incredibly lucky to have secured 5 days of activities meaning that we have 185 places.

The cost for the activity day is £45. If you wish your son/daughter to take part in this exciting activity day please complete the attached MS Form. Securing a place on the trip for your son / daughter will require a deposit payment of £25 made via your Parentpay account in addition to completion of the MS form. The payment option on Parentpay will go live at 0800 on Tuesday 18th May. Please ensure you have activated your Parentpay account by this date. The balance of £20 will be due for payment by Friday 18th June. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis using the date and time of payment. If all places are taken I will keep a reserve list. If you would like to discuss any financial difficulties that may be a barrier to your child going on the trip, please email Mr Walker at

On the MS Form I have asked for the activity preference, land or sea based, for the students. I will endeavour to give them their first choice but in the event of this not being possible, I will contact them prior to the event to confirm they are happy with their allocation. Confirmation of exact day and activity allocations will be sent out along with consent forms that will need to be returned prior to the event.

If you have any questions about the activities or our Covid precautions, please contact me on

Kindest regards

S Stanlake

Mrs S Stanlake

DofE Manager & Outdoor Ed Co-ordinator