Our Ref VOY/Year 7 Camping

May 2022

Dear Parent /Carer

As part of the academy vision, it is intended that every child will get a residential experience at The St Lawrence Academy. I am very pleased to announce that we are intending to take the students in year 7 on an educational camping experience to Sunflower Park campsite in Laughton. 

We will be taking the students in two groups.

The first group consisting of students from 7G, 7R and 7A will leave the academy at 9.00 am on Monday 13th June 2022 and return to the academy at approximately 3.00pm on Tuesday 14th June 2022 and be allowed to go home.

The second group consisting of students from 7E and 7T and 7GREAT will leave the academy at 9.00am on Wednesday 15th June 2022 and return to the academy at approximately 3.00 pm on Thursday 16th June 2022 and be allowed to go home.

Students will be taken by coach to the camp and will take part in curricular activities which will include a hike, shelter building, and team games besides other activities. They will have the experience of camping, cooking, singing campfire songs, toasting marshmallows and sleeping in a tent! 

We are asking for a voluntary contribution of £15 per student to be paid via ParentPay and consent is also to be given via ParentPay.  If you need your Parentpay login please contact us.  We will be providing your child with a tent, sleeping bag, if they require one, cooking equipment and food for both days, as well as all the activities. If your child would like to bring their own sleeping bag they are more than welcome to do so. There will be strict limited usage times allowed for mobile devices, therefore we strongly advise that students do not bring them.  Any child with a mobile device will hold all responsibility for it if it is lost or damaged. We also advise that clothing is suitable for the weather conditions, warm and old as it may be muddy. The following items are suggested:

  • Old t-shirt – Jumper/hoodies
  • Old trousers – not jeans – Walking boots or trainers
  • Waterproof coat/jacket – Sleeping attire
  • Torch – Woolly hat, gloves
  • Small bag/rucksack                                              

Please also complete the data collection form to ensure we have accurate and up to date information for your child.  

We are asking all parents to ensure you have downloaded our Arbour parent portal to give you access to a host of student information. Further information is available on our website

Yours sincerely


Mr. Cretney
Achievement Team Leader for Year 7