12th October 2016
Dear Parents and Carers of Year 4,
We have been able to secure a group booking for The Railway Children at a group discount rate of £16.50 per person. We are inviting children from Year 4 to come and enjoy the matinee performance at the Kings Cross Theatre on
Wednesday 16th November 2016.
Here is what the website says:
Set in a brand new, purpose built 1,000 seat venue, this breathtaking show features a stage built around a real train track, and a beautiful 60 tonne vintage locomotive that steams into the theatre to delight all ages. A truly unique theatrical experience, The Railway Children returns to London after winning the Olivier Award for BEST ENTERTAINMENT in its previous home at Waterloo.
The Railway Children is a stage version of Edith Nesbit’s classic story. Telling of three children whose lives change dramatically when their father is mysteriously taken away and they are forced to relocate from London to a cottage in rural Yorkshire with their mother, the book was first published in 1906. Exciting, with plenty of adventure and drama at its heart.
Undoubtedly it is a show with universal appeal. An average audience comprises dating couples, families (from toddlers to great grandparents and all the generations in between), tourists, students, WI ladies, book clubs, Guides and Scouts – people of all ages.
….. And who can fail to be excited by a three-hundred ton steam train arriving on stage?”
Justin Fletcher aka Mr Tumble will play Mr Perks Aug 31-Nov 19.
The children will be accompanied by members of school staff and will be travelling to and from the theatre by tube. As the performance is a matinee performance (2:30pm) we will leave after the children have had their lunch in school as usual. The show lasts for 2 hours 40 Minutes including the interval. The school will be providing the children with healthy ‘treats’ during the interval, so no extra spending money will be required. All children attending are also advised to bring a bottle of water with them.
We aim to be back at St Joseph’s School by 6.00pm. Children may be collected from the Upper Junior Playground gate at 6.00pm.Please note: No child will be permitted to go home unaccompanied at this time of the evening.
We ask that you return the attached permission slip direct to the class teacher. The payment of £16.50 is requested to cover the costs and can be made via Parent Pay or in cash at local stores where you see the PayPoint logo. Those parents wishing to pay cash should request a letter with the bar code from the school office and take this to their local PayPoint store to make payment. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you need assistance. We thank you for your support in using ParentPay as it helps the school enormously. If the contribution proves to be too difficult for you financially, please make an appointment to speak to a member of the Senior Leadership Team in confidence to arrange a payment plan. Please note the theatre trip will have to be cancelled if not enough money is collected.
Many thanks for your co-operation.
Mrs A Noronha
The Railway Children, Kings Cross Theatre
Wednesday 16th November 2016.
I give permission for my child to attend the performance at the Kings Cross Theatre, and have paid £16.50 via parentpay. Yes /No.
I will collect my child from the Upper Junior Gate at 6.00pm. Yes /No.
I give permission for my child to be collected by the following
who is the parent of _________________________________ in Class_____
I consent to my child travelling by any form of public/private transport, including walking. I consent in the event of an accident or illness to my child, to any necessary medical treatment being given. I authorise a member of staff to sign the necessary consent forms for such treatment on my behalf.
If your child is travelling by coach, the whole school party will return to school and pupils will be dismissed from there.
I will not hold the head teacher or any adult member of the party responsible for any loss during such visit of any personal effects, money or injury incurred by my child where reasonable steps have been taken to safeguard them.