Friday, 22 April 2022

I am writing with details of the Year 7 outing to Canterbury Cathedral on 22 April 2022. 

In Year 7, the boys have been studying the Normans and Angevins, and one of the key topics is the quarrel between Henry II and Becket. On the first Friday back after the Easter break, I have arranged for a guided tour of the cathedral, focusing on the Murder of Thomas Becket.  

We will be travelling by coach. 

Important information:

As we need to be in Canterbury for 10.00 am, we would like all boys to be in school by 8.00 am so we will be ready to leave at 8.15 am.  

Boys should go directly to The NBC, where teachers will register them. Boys will need their games kit for the afternoon, so please can they either ensure their games bag is already in school or brought into school on the day, and placed in their locker. We will be returning, traffic permitting, to school by 3:00pm, in time for their games’ afternoon and the Chapel service will follow. Chapel will finish at the usual time of 17.45. 

On his recent visit to New Beacon, Mr Roberts, Headmaster of King’s Canterbury, also invited us to visit the school to have lunch and to meet with the archivist, who will also share some stories, show us some relics and Medieval records from the oldest school in England.  

King’s Canterbury will be providing your son with lunch but please provide your son with a snack and some water. There will be no eating on the coach. Please do not allow your son to bring any sweets for the journey. If your son gets travel sick, please could you make sure you inform me beforehand and ensure your son is given appropriate medication if necessary. 

Please let us know of any dietary requirements, which we will pass on to King’s Canterbury; this will be on the booking form provided below.

Your son will be required to wear school uniform on the day. The boys will need their blazers but sweaters will not be necessary unless cold weather is forecast. 

There should be no electronic games or mobile telephones.  

The cost of the trip will be £26, which will be added to your end of term bill. 

Please complete the form below by 25 March 2022.

If you have any queries or questions, please email me directly: jvt@newbeacon.org.uk