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17-01-2018 Choir O2 Event

17th January 2018

O2 Choir Event – 31st January 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

It is nearly time for the Young Voices choir at the O2. We have had some wonderful practise performances and are looking forward to it very much.

 

Thank you to all the parents who have booked and paid for their tickets. These have now arrived and are at the school office ready for you to collect. Remember to bring them on the day! There are still some tickets available for the performance on the 31st January, so if you haven’t booked and would like to do so you will need to order these directly. You can do so by calling 0844 856 0202 or using the following link: https://tickets.axs.com/shop/#/GEN-5916-4cbc-9ea7-5b25c95ac4e5?skin=theo2.

 

We have booked a coach for adults to travel down to the venue. The cost of this will be £24 per person. The school will be meeting the cost for the children in the choir to travel down. Please make sure you have paid the full amount at the office by Friday 26 th January. We still have spaces on the coaches, so if any other parent/carer would like to have a seat please let the office staff know. If more parents book onto the coach the cost will reduce per person and this will be amended and any refund due paid after the event. The adults coach will depart from school promptly at 3:00pm on the 31st January.

 

At the end of the event the parents/carers and children will return together on one coach.   It is a long day and the children will need to take sufficient food and drink with them for lunch and dinner. We would suggest a hearty breakfast before school too! Although there are food outlets at the venue which will be open at the 5pm tea break, these are expensive and have long queues, so we would recommend a good quality and quantity packed lunch. If your child is entitled to Free School Meals please inform the School Office if you would like school to provide a packed lunch. However, please note this will only involve a standard packed lunch and not enough food for the entire day.

 

The children will need to wear a PLAIN WHITE T-SHIRT and DARK TROUSERS OR SKIRT on the day. If you have ordered the t-shirt pack from Young Voices, they should be arriving at school next week.

 

Children will travel to and from the event with staff, unless otherwise specifically arranged with me. You will not be permitted to take your child from the arena after the concert for security and safety reasons; if you wish your child to travel home with you, please arrange separately and in advance with me and we will hand over outside the venue.

Please keep encouraging your children to keep singing so that they know the songs off by heart. They are doing a wonderful job and we are nearly there with all of them. The songs are available on the school website, just click on learning and subject pages to find links to music and choir. www.whcps.org

 

 

Yours faithfully,

Mr C Fenelon – Head of Music

 

Itinerary and handy tips:

  • Your child needs to be at school at the normal time. After register we will gather in the hall and set off for London.
  • Please ensure you collect your tickets form the School Office. The parents’ coach leaves promptly at 3:00pm. The concert starts at 7:00pm.
  • Don’t forget to pack plenty of food and drink (no fizzy drinks or glass bottles please). Your child needs lunch, dinner and snacks as well as plenty to drink. Please pack this in a rucksack. If your child is entitled to a free school meal and you have requested it, a basic lunch will be provided but this is not enough for dinner too.
  • If you have ordered a Young Voices t-shirt, they are on their way to us, the children can wear it with dark trousers or skirt. If your child has not ordered a t-shirt they will need to wear a plain white t-shirt.
  • Each year Young Voices support FareShare, the national charity fighting hunger in the UK. They ask that each child take with them one of the following to donate to this worthwhile cause: tins (soup, meat, fish, fruit, veg etc.) dried pasta, rice, coffee, tea. Anything you can contribute will be greatly appreciated and make a difference.
  • Get your coach driver’s telephone number
  • A sign will be in our coach window to help us identify it.
  • There may be extra security checks and it may take longer to get in to the arena. Please make sure you visit the arena's website to check on what is allowed under new regulations (bag sizes etc).

 

YV App

Don’t forget to download the YV App - you can use it throughout the day to check pictures on our private picture wall. The parent’s number is:

PAR36848

This is also a FANTASTIC way for you to find us at the arena with the “Find My Child” function.

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