1. Packed lunch or money for sandwich (stopping at M&S or similar each day) 2. Extra cash for snacks/ice cream 3. Forecast is for hot weather - Suncream, water, hat, long sleeves maybe, sensible shoes and a shoulder bag/rucksack. 4. Credit on phone and Philip's number saved to contacts 07802 183637 (we will check this at the beginning of each day) They must be able to make and receive calls/texts. 5. Charged battery and space on SD card. 6. Cameras Please tell us if they need to borrow a camera. I have some requests already but please repeat when you answer the registration questions. If you have an SD card send it along with them.
General Travel info
We will depart each day from Hampton Wick station and will have designated Rendezvous points for students who do not live close to HW. We will not have time to wait for long at these Rvs so please ensure your child is there in good time. For 3 of the days the Rv point is Waterloo Station - Kew students can meet us at Richmond or the Victoria gate entrance and for Brighton the Rv is Clapham Junction. It's more difficult to be precise with return times and students will text as we begin the final leg of our return journey to let you know exact arrival times. Local students are welcome to leave the returning train at a more convenient station.
It's going to be very warm. Make sure they have water and suncream and a hat. Try to give them a light bag to carry. Your choice as to how much they need to cover up but a hat is essential. We will be very careful and find shade as much as possible but all of these days are in the open and they must be protected. We may return slightly earlier if we think they've had enough.
Monday 22nd July - Kew Monday 22nd 09.45 Meet Hampton Wick 10.01 depart HW. Rendezvous Points 1. 10.25am Richmond station Rendezvous by entrance to District line trains (platforms 6&7) 2. 10.50am Kew Gardens Victoria Gate We will leave Kew at 3pm and return to Hampton Wick at 3.44pm. RV Points if you are meeting us at Richmond station we will arrive at 3.20pm. Collection same as drop off. Parents Credit on Oyster & a child's ticket for Kew.
Tuesday 23rd July - Banksy & Brick Lane 09.45 Meet Hampton Wick 10.01 depart HW Rendezvous Points 10.35 Waterloo outside barrier on Platform 4 We will leave Brick Lane at 3pm and return to Hampton Wick by 4.12pm. RV Return Waterloo outside barrier on Platform 4 @ 3.35pm Parents Credit on Oyster or travelcard.
Wednesday 24th July - Bekonscot Model Village
09.45 Meet Hampton Wick 10.01 depart HW Rendezvous Point 10.35 Waterloo outside barrier on Platform 4 We will leave Bekonscot at 2.45pm and return to Hampton Wick by 4.42pm. RV Return Waterloo outside barrier on Platform 4 @ 4.05pm Parents Return train ticket to Beaconsfield & £7 cash for model village entry
Thursday 25th Olympic Park & BA Cable Car
09.45 Meet Hampton Wick 10.01 depart HW Rendezvous Point 10.35 Waterloo outside barrier on Platform 4 We will leave the Olympic Park at 3.15pm and return to Hampton Wick by 4.31pm. RV Return Waterloo outside barrier on Platform 4 @ 3.50pm Parents Credit on oyster or travelcard & cash for Orbit Slide (£10.50) & Cable car (£3.40) We have the slide tickets. You can transfer this in advance if you prefer
Friday 26th - Brighton 09.30 Meet Hampton Wick 09.44 depart HW for Clapham Jct Rendezvous Point 10.15 Clapham Junction Platform 13 We will leave Brighton at 4.03pm and return to Hampton Wick by 5.42pm. RV Return 5pm Clapham Junction Platform to be advised.
Parents Return rail ticket to Brighton & British Airways i360 ticket (£8.25 on the day or £7.40 if you transfer to me or buy your own in advance) Please decide if you will give them extra £s for the rides on the pier or for the shops in the Laines. £3-£6 per ride is not cheap. Fish&chips on the pier £7.50 if they'd rather have this than a packed lunch/m&s sandwich.