GCSE Geography

Residential Visit

Trip to Hothersall Lodge

Group 1

Sunday 17th September – Monday 18th September

Group 2

Sunday 24th September – Monday 25th September


Hothersall Lodge is situated in a secluded and picturesque corner of the beautiful Ribble Valley.


  • Mr Sutcliffe – Trip Leader/Assistant Headteacher
  • Miss Mercer –Head of Year 7
  • Miss Brown- Lead teacher of Geography
  • Mr Harding – School EVC & First Aider

Day of Departure

  • Depart Cardinal Allen – 9.45 am
  • Pupils to come to school in warm clothing to walk around Preston. It is supposed to rain so a coat is needed!!
  • Day of departure pupils need to bring a pack lunch and a water bottle.
  • Sunday group meet in the car park.

Hothersall Lodge

  • DAY 1 – Straight to Preston to conduct an urban field study. Return to Hothersall, settle in, fire drill practice etc.
  • Afternoon / evening written work based on the days activities.
  • DAY 2 – River study along two sites of the River Wyre.

What you need to bring

  • Plenty of warm clothing
  • Full set of waterproofs (if you have them)
  • Walking boots / wellington boots
  • Pair of trainers
  • Indoor shoes / slippers
  • Personal toiletries & towel(s)
  • 2 changes of clothes

Personal Medication

  • Miss Mercer is in charge of dispensing all medication as and when required.
  • All medication needs to be handed in to Miss Mercer in a clear plastic bag with pupil name and instructions on.
  • All medication to Miss Mercer on Sunday morning before departure.
  • Inhalers – pupils to have one on them and a spare one in the medical box (check dates)

Day of Return

  • Arrive Cardinal Allen @ 3.00 pm – *traffic dependent – keep an eye on Twitter

Dietary Requirements

If there are any changes or updates, please see a member of staff at the end of this meeting.


  • Alcohol and other narcotic substances are not permitted. Students found in possession of such items will face fixed term exclusion from school on our return.
  • Students are not to go into other rooms.
  • Students are representing the staff and the school. Therefore, we expect the highest standards of co operation, behaviour, and attitude at all times.
  • Students will follow all instructions.
  • Cigarettes are not permitted.
  • Mobile phones are not permitted.
  • The use of any social networking sites is not permitted.


  • Mobile phones Permitted on day one only!!
  • Emergency contact card will be given to each group.
  • Any outstanding balances need to be paid ASAP – school finance office
  • Any questions contact Mr Sutcliffe