To parents and pupils of nursery and year 5 class
Unfortunately, we have had to make the decision to cancel Monday's trip to Chester Zoo for year 5 and nursery class. A yellow weather warning is in place for Chester with torrential rain expected there all day and also gusts of wind reaching 50 to 60 mph. The children would be expected to walk around outside for the majority of the 4 hours they are there and would be exposed unfairly to prolonged poor weather. We also have to take into account the age of our younger pupils, most of whom are just 3 years of age.
We are happy to rearrange an alternative date in the New year. Nursery parents who have already made plans for their child to attend on Monday and who cannot at this stage keep them at home are welcome to still bring them into school if you cannot keep them at home. Should extra children need to come into school, nursery staff would ask some of our parent helpers to still stay and help with the extra numbers.
We hope the children are not too disappointed but we want them to have a good learning experience and doubt they would in severe weather. We will work to arrange a new date and will let you know when this is booked in.