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WWYD? sports week trip tomorrow

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thisisyesterday Sun 26-Jun-11 20:34:29

i would like opinions on this as i'm not sure if i am getting all PFB here

ds1 is due to go on a trip to a local park tomorrow as part of sports week.

the plan is that they will walk to the park, do a day of activities and then walk back to school.

the walk is 1.5 miles each way
they must wear long sleeves and tracksuit bottoms
they have to carry a packed lunch/drink
it is forecast to get up to 28 degrees here tomorrow

my issues I guess are that while DS1 can walk 1.5 miles I think that it is too far to expect them to walk twice in one day, especially when they are going to be doing sports activities during the day as well

add to that it is going to be HOT

the school will not re-apply sunscreen, despite the fact they are going to be out during the hottest part of the day, and they have said that parents are not welcome to the activities, so i can't go and apply it myself during the day

i am concerned that he won't have enough water, because I don't want to give him too much as he has to carry it all the way, but if i don't give him enough he's going to end up dehydrated sad

the kids are going to swelter in tracksuit trousers and long sleeves, outside at midday doing bloody sports.

it just seems so short-sighted of them, and I think the kids will be so exhausted by the end of the day and then they've got to walk all the way back again!

sooo.... wwyd? am i over-reacting or is the school being a bit off?

ragged Sun 26-Jun-11 20:38:21

let go, school will cope. They will even run get bottles of water if necessary (yours won't be the only one running dry). Slather sunscreen on thick in the morning. With long sleeves and bottoms he's mostly covered up anyway! Can he wear a hat? I'd send double the water you would have sent on a cooler day. I presume he has a lightweight bag to carry it in? Send a short sleeve t-shirt in case he can change into that at least for the walk itself.

thisisyesterday Sun 26-Jun-11 20:52:11

i really don't think the school will go and get water to be quite honest... where will they get it from??

ajandjjmum Sun 26-Jun-11 20:53:39

How old is DS?

I'm sure the school will alter their plans if necessary due to unusually hot weather.

thisisyesterday Sun 26-Jun-11 20:56:02

he is 6

I was chatting with his teacher on friday and she said she wasn't looking forward to it as it was going to be so hot, so sadly i think it's unlikely there will be any change to the plans

but i could be wrong! guess i'll find out when i drop him off tomorrow

thisisyesterday Sun 26-Jun-11 23:13:45

bump for any other thoughts before i resign myself to the fact that i am over-reacting wink

ragged Mon 27-Jun-11 13:20:55

I guess you know the venue and locality & proximity of shops; I have known TAs to be sent to get water during an event, or someone just has the foresight to drive over with bottles & cups.

Let us know how it went?!

Sorry I thought he was a bit older for some reason. But last thing they want is heatstroke or cranky kids.

thisisyesterday Mon 27-Jun-11 19:19:59

well they didn't go thankfully. the older children did, but reception, yr1 and yr2 stayed at school and had a picnic and ice pops!

much better IMO and ds1 was very happy lol

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