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11

th
July 2014

Dear Parent/ Carer,

Rome Pilgrimage 2015

The Religious Education department has organised a pilgrimage to Rome for Year 11 and Year
13 students between 16
th
and 20
th
February 2015. This is an exciting opportunity for students
to have an enrichment experience that will enable them to deepen their understanding of the
Catholic faith in preparation for their GCSE or A-Level. It will also be a fantastic opportunity to
encounter the rich cultural and social aspects of life in Rome.

The visit is organised through NST, the UK’s leading educational travel company, who will
provide a tour guide for some aspects of the visit. Included in the trip are visits to St Peter’s
Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, the Colloseum and we hope to attend the
Papal audience with Pope Francis. We also visit a number of basilicas and take the opportunity
to enjoy the local cafes.

The cost of the visit is £660 per student, which covers the cost of flights, bed and breakfast in a
3-star hotel and restaurant meals each evening as well as travel insurance. Please note that
students are expected to pay a tourist tax on arrival at the hotel, which is €12 at present, and
the cost of their own lunches. The payments towards the visit will be spread out over the dates
overleaf (additional payment dates may be made over and above these if preferred). In order
to keep the expenses to a minimum, students may wish to work collectively to fundraise in
their parish communities towards the visit.

If you would like your child to attend this visit please return the booking form and non-
refundable
deposit of £80.00 in an envelope with student name and registration group clearly labelled to
the Student Office by Wednesday 16
th
July 2014. Cheques should be made payable to “St
Robert of Newminster School”. Places will be granted on a first come first served basis. Please
note that due to group flight and hotel bookings, all payments made for stduents who are
granted a place on the trip are non-refundable. In addition please be aware that your child’s
place on the trip may be withdrawn at any time should there be any behaviour issues at school.

If you have any queries regarding the visit, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Yours faithfully,
St Robert of Newmi nster
Cathol i c School and
Sixth Form College
Biddick Lane, Washington, Tyne & Wear. NE38 8AF
Tel: (0191) 561 3810 Fax: (0191) 415 3801 Email: school@strobertofnewminster.co.uk
Executive Head Teacher: Mr N. S. Hurn
Chair of Governors: Fr. A. Cornforth




Miss H. Warhurst
Teacher of Religious Education






Payment Schedule for Rome Pilgrimage February 2015


Please note: All payments made to the school are non-refundable


Payment No. Date Amount
1 Wednesday 16
th
July 2014 £80.00 Deposit
2 Monday 8
th
September 2014 £100.00
3 Monday 13
th
October 2014 £240.00

4 Monday 3
rd
November 2014 £240.00 Final Payment


Booking Form: Rome Pilgrimage 2015

Name of student:
Tutor group:
Payment amount included:

Please note: All payments made to the school are non-refundable

St Robert of Newmi nster
Cathol i c School and
Sixth Form College
Biddick Lane, Washington, Tyne & Wear. NE38 8AF
Tel: (0191) 561 3810 Fax: (0191) 415 3801 Email: school@strobertofnewminster.co.uk
Executive Head Teacher: Mr N. S. Hurn
Chair of Governors: Fr. A. Cornforth