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Rewards Days 2022 – Important Information

We are thrilled with our Rewards Days offerings this year, and confident that students are going to have a wonderful time whatever they’re doing! Please read the following information carefully, so you know what time your child is departing from and returning to the Academy, and to know what they should wear and pack.

Rewards Days 2022

Rewards Day 1 Monday 25th July 2022
Rewards Day 2 Tuesday 26th July 2022
Rewards Day 3 Wednesday 27th July 2022

 

Firstly, it’s really important that your child attends the right trip on the right day. Lots of the trips occur on more than one occasion, they must attend on the day that they’re booked, or they won’t be able to take part. Check their booking confirmation carefully, these will be sent again before the trips depart to their Academy email address (i.e. if your child is booked to attend Alton Towers on Rewards Day 1, then they must attend on the Monday and not the Tuesday which is Rewards Day 2).

What to Wear

Students may wear their own clothing for all Rewards Days activities. Check the weather forecast and ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather conditions; they should also be modestly dressed in suitable attire for the activity (i.e. wearing heels to a theme park is not suitable where there is lots of walking involved).

What to Pack

Ensure that your child has a bottle of water to remain hydrated throughout the day. We recommend that students do not bring any valuable items as these remain the responsibility of your child; if they are lost, damaged, or stolen they are not covered by our insurance. All of the theme parks have additional security measures in place, so bag and body searches and/or x-ray machines are in use; any student carrying a prohibited/age-restricted item will be excluded from the trip, and have an appropriate sanction imposed which may also include a ban from any future off-site visits or trips.

Buying Food or Drink

Students are responsible for any money that they bring, so must keep it safe. They may purchase food and drink from retailers, but are responsible for sharing any of their dietary requirements or allergies at the point of purchase. Most locations welcome payment by card as well as cash, some locations no longer accept cash (such as Blackpool Pleasure Beach). Where cash is not accepted, students can enquire at guest services to load cash onto a gift card for use around the park; we recommend that students only load a small amount of cash on at a time, as refunds of unspent credit are not always permitted.

Below shows the departure and return times for each trip on each day. Please check these very carefully, it is essential that your child is on time for a trip. If your child misses their departure time, they will be unable to participate in the trip and no refund will be provided.

We ask that students arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before their departure time to avoid congestion. The drop-off zone at the front of the Academy is out of use on Rewards Days as full access is required by the coaches.

Rewards Day 1

Rewards Day 2

Rewards Day 3

Monday 25th July – Rewards Day 1

Activity Departs Academy Returns to Academy
Alton Towers (Theme Park) 9am 6pm
Thorpe Park (Theme Park 8am 8pm
Barmouth Beach (Seaside) 8:30am 5:30pm
Shine a Light Festival (Local Events) Students do not attend the Academy, but participate in local events.
Activities at the Academy 9am 3pm

Tuesday 26th July – Rewards Day 2

Activity Departs Academy Returns to Academy
Alton Towers (Theme Park) 9am 6pm
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (Theme Park) 7:30am 7:30pm
Drayton Manor (Theme Park) 9:30am 5:30pm
Dudley Zoo  10am 3:30pm
Shine a Light Festival (Local Events) Students do not attend the Academy, but participate in local events.
Activities at the Academy 9am 3pm

Wednesday 27th July – Rewards Day 3

Activity Departs Academy Returns to Academy
Blackpool Pleasure Beach (Theme Park) 7:30am 7:30pm
Drayton Manor (Theme Park) 9:30am 5:30pm
Thorpe Park (Theme Park) 8am 8pm
Theatre Trip (We Will Rock You!) 1pm 5pm
Shine a Light Festival (Local Events) Students do not attend the Academy, but participate in local events.
Activities at the Academy 9am 3pm

Return times are approximate and will be dependent on traffic and other factors, staff on each coach will endeavour to keep students informed of the most accurate ETA throughout the journey.

Please note that all trip bookings are subject to our terms and conditions for educational visits, available here.

If you have any questions regarding trips then please do not call us, enquiries are dealt with strictly in the order in which they are submitted here.

 


Source: Q3 Great Barr News