Please click here to read a letter from Mr Pickles about the South Africa tour.
Please click here to read a letter about ‘Keep Doing Good’. This is a revised National Citizen Service (NCS) programme which asks young people in Year 11 and Year 12 to pledge 16 hours of their time to volunteer or take part in social action. The aim is to collectively generate 1 million volunteer hours across the UK to help get the country back on its feet post Covid-19.
With the coronavirus lockdown, parents and carers are having to help their children learn remotely. Young people will also be turning to their parents, carers or guardians for career support.
This is a challenging time for parents, especially for those with children in their final year of school. The attached Careermag for Parents may be able to help.
It includes labour market information and qualification routes so teenagers can seek guidance from their parents to make well informed decisions on their futures. Parents have always been big influences on young people’s decisions. Given the current pandemic, they will play even more of a role on their teenagers’ options.
We are in regular contact with the Tour operator and are hopeful that the trip next year will continue to go ahead as planned.
The next instalment is currently due. However, given the current situation, we have decided to offer families the flexibility to delay this payment until September. Hopefully, by this time we will have a better understanding of what is happening.
We will keep you updated as and when we get any further information.
We understand that this is a difficult time for all of us so if you have any concerns or questions regarding the trip please don’t hesitate in contacting us.