Mortimer Primary School
Excellence for all
Year 6 Residential – 10.2.23
Dear parents/carers,
We have been successful in organising a second outdoor residential week to be held during the week of Monday 12th June to Friday 16th June 2023 for our Year 6 pupils. We understand that many children were disappointed to not be selected for the 1st trip and we are delighted to offer a second chance. These opportunities don’t appear often. Priority will be given to any child who was unsuccessful in the draw for the trip that has taken place this week. Children who have attend the 1st trip are welcome to apply to go again.
The accommodation is Thurston Outdoor Education Centre on the shore of Lake Coniston in Cumbria.  The centre can accommodate 36 children. Members of staff from school will accompany the group.
The week will comprise of a variety of outdoor activities during the day led by qualified outdoor instructors, classroom based work led by members of school staff and group/team games on an evening.
Thurston meals are ‘typical home cooking’ and designed to provide the children with the energy they require for the activities. Therefore, it is essential that your child is aware of a typical menu before you decide whether Thurston is suitable for them.
Breakfast: Cereal and toast. Tea and juice
Packed lunch: Choice of sandwiches, fruit, cake and juice/water
Evening meal (sample): Monday Home-made burgers, wedges, vegetables
                                   Tuesday Chicken curry, rice, vegetables
                                   Wednesday Roast Dinner
                                   Thursday Home-made pizza and chips
Vegetarian/dietary requirements will be catered for.
The charge for the full week with transport to and from the centre is £245 and a reduced rate of £190 for children in receipt of free school meals. The amount can be paid in full or in instalments, via Parent Pay.
If after discussion, you would like your child to be considered for a place, please complete the online form by Friday 17th February 2023. Please be aware that numbers are limited.
A meeting for parents and children going on the residential week will be held prior to the visit.
Online form
Many thanks
Mr Bennett
Head Teacher


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