27 more sleeps!

CPS last team meeting 21st September

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Calthorpe Park students begin countdown to their trip to Sri Lanka. 27 more sleeps to go when they had their last team meeting on Thursday 21st September.  

The team have been busy fund raising and so far their total raised for the work for Ocean Stars is £7500.00.

Amazing work Team Cps 2017.

Well done with more money still to come in.

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Calthorpe Park School

Staff reflect about their trip to Sri Lanka as they begin their final preparations over the next six weeks

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ROSS returning to Sri Lanka for his fourth trip:

I am so looking forward to working with the amazing Sri Lanka students again and to take the musical instruments for which we have fund raised all year.

CHARLOTTE returning to Sri Lanka for her second trip:

I am thrilled to be returning to Sri Lanka for the second year. I find myself even more excited than I was a year ago. I can't wait to see old friends and make new memories.

WENDY returning for her eighth trip to Sri Lanka:

I am still just as excited to be going on the trip and meeting up with friend I have made over the years. I am looking forward to having a great time with our students and the Sri Lanka students.

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CPS Team 34 days to go

Reflections on their upcoming trip to Sri Lanka

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Olivia: I am very excited to be going in October , this year has gone so quickly! I am sure all the fund raising and he work put into the trip will be worth it when we get there and meet the students.  

Lyssie:  I am now very excited for the trip! I am excited to see the children's faces light up when they receive all the supplies we have collected.

Nina: It feels like yesterday we were having our first meeting. And now we are preparing to leave! I can't wait to get there and see where the money we have all been working hard tor raise is going and experience the culture.

Yasmin: It does not feel like it has been almost a year since we had our first meeting with last year's team! I am really excited and cannot wait to go to Sri Lanka. We have finished the preparation for our activity and are really looking forward to sharing it with the students in Sri Lanka.

Ilay: I think we have everything ready for Sri Lanka and have all the supplies. I am very excited however i don't know what I am going to do for the variety show.

Anya: I am really excited for the trip as it is coming very quickly now.

Emma: I am excited to go on the trip and to teach the kids in Sri Lanka. I am also excited to see how different the culture is there compared to here. There isn't long to go yet after waiting now if really feels like we are going.

Alex: I am very excited about going on the trip and can't wait to go. I am not nervous about anything at the moment.

Sam: I am very excited about the trip and it is amazing how quickly the time has gone since the first meeting.

Lauren: I am really excited to go to Sri Lanka. I can't believe it is only 34 days away. I think that we have organised our lessons well and think the children will really enjoy it.

Samantha: I am really excited about going but we've still got lots to do but once that is done then I will be really nervous about it yet excited for the trip.

Ben: I am feeling really excited for the trip. I can't wait.

Patrick: This trip gets more exciting by the day and as we are finally only 34 days away it feels unreal. Our lesson has finally been completely organised and I can't wait to use it over there in Sri Lanka.

Jess: I am getting very excited for the trip and I can't wait to get there. We have a few things to sort out regarding our activities but we are 95% sorted. I am a bit scared about performing at the Variety show but I think when we get there it will be fun

Grace: I just can't wait. I feel like it has come so quick and all the effort and fund arising will be worth it!!! I can't wait to see all the children's faces and have so much fun.

Ben: I feel like I can do more fund raising and I feel excited to try new foods and face new challenges on this trip.

Katie: I am now really excited about the trip it being so close. It all seems very more realistic now that we have the kit....I look forward to getting to know everyone even more.

Upcoming Trip

With 120 sleeps to go before their Sri Lanka adventure Calthorpe Park students reflect on their trip

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Ben Tolmie: I am looking forward to experiencing the people and culture of Sri Lanka. I am not sure how I am going to cope with the heat.

Chris Sutton: I am looking forward to all the amazing activities that we are doing and I am happy and impressed that we broke the £5000 barrier with our fund raising.

Nina Skingley: The £5000 total so far is amazing. I am starting to get really excited about the difference we will be able to make to the lives o the children we will see. As the trip creeps closer our lesson plans are beginning to take shape and I feels like we are going to be ready to arrive in Sri Lanka and get to work.

Yasmin Bascal: I am getting more excited ahead of our trip. I am happy with our fund raising total so far and I am currently planning to do more to help reach our targets including doing Henna and making cards.

Patrick Hogan: I am very excited because it is only 120 days to go until we leave and I am very happy because we broke the £5000 fund raising barrier so we are getting close to our total.

Emma Walker: I feel excited and happy that so far we have managed to reach a total of £5000 for the trip as there isn't that long to go.

Grace Penny: I am very excited for the trip and I am less worried about reaching the final total with our recent progress.

Alicia: I am really excited about the trip and also excited to see the children's faces when they get the resources we are taking.

Ben Tyler: I think the trip will be great as it will increase my knowledge of different cultures and also be a chance to socialise with people unknown to me.

Lauren Lucas: I am anxious about the length of time away still and cannot imagine being there!! However I am proud of the fund raising I have done so far.

Samantha Griffiths: I am really nervous and I feel like I have a lot left to do in preparation for the trip. I can't imagine being there in 120 days and I can't wait to experience the different cultures. I might be able to bring emotional support to the group.

Sam Usherwood: I am nervous about being away from my friends and the heat in Sri Lanka. Ilay Digreggorio: I am feeling excited for the trip and I am proud of the group for raising £5000.

Anya Thurlow: I am excited for the trip even more now because it is getting close and our lessons have to be fully planned soon.

CPS team 2017 second student meeting Monday 9th January

Student comments on fund-raising ideas and feelings about their trip

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Olivia: I feel confident that we have a large bank of ideas. We now need to come up with a list of resources we need for these activities.

Lyssie: Today we focused more on planning. I think our plans have progressed rapidly as we managed to come up with new ideas.

Tamzin: Getting the activities ready makes it so much more exciting because now are thinking specifically of the children not just the trip itself. I am saving all my old clothes for a car boot sale and I am making cakes for a cake sale.

Nina: I am very excited about planning the lessons for the children and seeing how they unfold. I am also feeling more confident about the lessons having done some planning and brainstorming.

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Yasmin: I am really excited about planning our activities. The more we talk the more ideas we think of. I just hope we make sure all of our resources are ready. I am also ready and excited about fund raising and I have some events coming up.

Anya:  I am really excited about teaching lessons because we have brainstormed lots of ideas and should be able to complete the preparations in time.

Emma: I am looking forward to doing all the activities and games with the children. I am also looking forward to seeing their reactions to the activities we do with them. 

Alicia: I am really excited to start planning the activities for the children and teaching them. I have already started fund raising and I have made £50 so far. I have only sold half of the sweets.

Sam: I am feeling a lot better about the fund raising. I need to look into the materials needed for fund raising.

Samantha: I think we have some good activities and ideas that the kids will love!! The fund raising is slow but we have some thoughts about what we can do and have made plans with people to do cake sales and e-mailing companies to ask for donations.

Lauren: I think we have a lot of good ideas and achievable activities for the schools. As far as fund raising goes I am just beginning. I have got some sponsorship for the walk.

Patrick: I did a car boot sale with my mum but we only made £14. I have also sold some of my old things like Lego sets; comics etc and I have now made over £150. Also I am decorating my Auntie's new flat for £50. It is looking good!

Jess: I am really excited to teach the lessons and meet the children but I am a bit worried that we won't have enough resources or they won't enjoy the activities but I think they will.

Grace: I am very excited and feel a lot more confident with what activities I want to with the children. I also have more ideas for fund raising.

Katie: I am excited to teach the children new games and I am feeling a lot more confident about teaching and being in charge.

Ilay: I am really excited for the trip because we have already thought of the activities that we can do and if we plan them properly we could feel up the whole time.

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CPS OST TEAM 2017

The Calthorpe Park Ocean Stars Team of 21 students and 4 teachers had their first meeting on Thursday 8th December.

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The students heard about the itinerary for the trip, received their collecting tins, chose their working groups and placed their clothing orders for the trip. The fund raising target for team 2017 is £8500. The students also reflected on their thoughts about the trip.

 

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STUDENT COMMENTS

Olivia: I am really looking forward to the cricket match in Dambulla and to teaching in the schools. I am really excited. I am a bit worried about losing stuff!

Lyssie: I'm most excited to teach in the schools as I feel like it would definitely be a life changing experience. One of the things I am scared about is being away from my family for 10 days.

Tamzin: I am so excited! I am most looking forward to the surroundings, wildlife and the entire experience. My family animal is the elephant, so I can't wait to see one up close. Thank you everyone for this opportunity. I am worried I will miss it afterwards!

Yasmin: I am most looking forward  to meeting the children in Sri Lanka and organising fun activities for them to enjoy. I am also looking forward to the orphanage. I am a bit worries about reaching our fund raising target.

Ilay: What I am most looking forward to is the elephant orphanage and going to the schools. I am not particularly worried about anything; however, I am very excited about this amazing trip, and working with the Calthorpe group. 

Anya: I am most looking forward to teaching in the schools and coming up with lessons because it looks very different to UK schools. I am also looking forward to the tea picking and learning about how they pick tea.

Emma: I am most looking forward to seeing the different cultures and the elephants there. But I am also looking forward to teaching all the little children all about Britain.

Alicia: I'm really excited to go on the trip and visit the schools because I really want to help and see what it is like in Sri Lanka.

Chris: I am most looking forward to the experience of being in a completely different environment and seeing a different culture. I am slightly worries about coming up with ideas for fund raising.

Alex: What I am most looking forward to in Sri Lanka is experiencing the vibrant culture and working with the children in the schools. I am worried about fund raising money.

Kieran: I am really looking forward to the Rock Temple. I am worried about the spiciness of the curries and not eating enough over the trip.

Sam: I am most looking forward to the elephant orphanage on the trip because it looks like a truly good experience.  I am nervous about raising the money and being away from my family.

Lauren: I am most looking forward to meeting the children and experiencing their culture. I am also looking forward to the jeep safari. I 'm most worried about being away from home for so long and being home sick.

Samantha: I am most looking forward to the elephant orphanage and the Jeep safari. I'm most worried about the fact that I will be homesick and will miss my parents.

Ben: I am looking forward to meeting the children and teaching in the schools we visit and travelling to such a different and interesting country. I am worried about coming up with different and effective fund raising ideas.

Patrick: I am most looking forward to seeing the new culture and trying the local food. I am really looking forward to the trip.

Jess: I am looking forward to meeting the children and seeing their schools and how they are different to ours. I am excited to see and learn about their cultures. I am not really worried or scared about anything so I think it will be really fun.

Grace: I am looking forward to the cricket match and teaching the children. I am not worried about anything because I am so looking forward to the trip.

Ben: I am looking forward to the food.

Katie: I am really excited about getting to know a different culture and new people.  I am looking forward to the food and helping out at schools. I am hoping to busk and have cake sales to raise money.