MODERN STUDIES TRIP TO LONDON - JUNE 2017
We are still planning to go ahead with our trip to London on Monday 26th June despite the terrorist threat level for the whole of the UK remaining at ‘severe’.
Millions of Londoners travel in and out of the city to go about their daily business and we will do the same. This trip has been in the planning for many months and follows several successful trips in the past, some of which took place during a similar period when the terror threat level was also rated ‘severe’.
Please be assured that none of us here at the High School take safety for granted and, during the trip, we will always be in small groups with us and regularly looking out for each other, especially in light of the traffic and the volume of people in London. The group of senior students who are travelling on this school outing have all been on previously organised trips to Scottish cities and know how to be vigilant and take care of one other and we have a fun packed itinerary to follow (a copy is attached below). Only last week a group of our students was in London transferring back to Ullapool from Spain, and the visit passed without incident. We appreciate that this might not allay your fears when, as a parent, these are only natural when you have a child away from your watchful eye and care.
In an effort to put minds at ease, the Metropolitan Police explain on their website that over 2,500 police and police community support officers patrol buses, the Tube, Docklands Light Railway and London Overground. Furthermore, all of London's 8,500 buses, London Underground and London Overground stations are fitted with extensive CCTV. We intend using the bus more often than the Underground thus avoiding peak crowds.
We can never guarantee safety but if our young people are to grow and benefit from travel, experience and cultural diversity, they must be allowed to do things and go places; something that this trip has been designed to do.
The guidance team are happy to take calls or emails at any time of the year, on any issue.
Active Schools Link
Kenny Beaton, our active schools co-ordinator, has set up a Facebook page to keep you up to date with opportunities in the area.
And here is a link to the Ullapool Community Sport Hub
Youth achievement drop in every Wed over lunch in Yvonne’s office in the High School.
A computer club for girls is planned to be set up over a lunch time
All above are free and based in Macphail Centre unless stated elsewhere.
Also planned, is a residential in Easter holidays for youth reps/ youth committee members
Also they have 2 Sutherland youth forum residentials 1 most likely Feb and other in May or June – not school time