A Specialist College for the Performing Arts,
Languages College and Training College
Leisure and Tourism
Cultural Tour to Rome and Sorrento
A copy of this document can be found at www.LSGeography.co.uk (tab Italy Trip)
List of Students and Staff
1 Laura Baldin 10 O 26 Oliver McGibbon 11 H
2 Conor Bignell 11 G 27 Chandan Mehey 10 H
3 James Bundy 10 E 28 Hannah Morgan 10 U
4 William Burton 11 H 29 Katie Oakley 11 G
5 Jacob Bury 11 K 30 Jack Page 10 H
6 Georgina Cappell 11 L 31 George Parkin 10 L
7 Joseph Chiles 11 O 32 Sarah Parr 11 U
8 Harry Collini 10 H 33 Rachael Pickard 10 G
9 Jack Davis 10 O 34 Thomas Roche 10 G
10 James Douglas 11 K 35 Ewan Skinner 11 H
11 Lauren Evans 10 O 36 Alexander Slattery 10 H
12 Alice Fennell 10 H 37 Jessica Smith 10 U
13 Anna Garrett 10 G 38 Joseph Taylor 10 L
14 Danielle Georgiou 11 L 39 Jessica Toogood 10 O
15 Hollie Gower 10 O 40 Holly Weston 10 G
16 Catherine Gregory 10 O 41 Adam Williams 10 O
17 Anna Gumbley 11 O 42 Alexander Woodhall 11 E
18 Esther Hartshorne 10 E 43 Breeshey Woollaston 10 U
19 Sophie Holloway 10 H 44 Joe Worton 11 K
20 Julian Jaskiewicz 10 L 45 Jack Yates 11 L
21 Ellen Joiner 10 U Staff Mr.Brian Hill
22 John Kane 10 H Staff Miss Helen Wright
23 Eleanor King 10 L Mrs.Kathleen.Howde
24 Alexander Lloyd 10 G Staff Miss Alison Vize
25 Zoe Lloyd 10 L Staff Mr.Gary.Crooks
Staff Mr.Manpreet Sambhi
Aims and Objectives
The aims of this trip are:
to expand the horizons of students through experiences of different
places and cultures.
to expose students to new geographical landscapes.
to expose students to a new language.
to introduce students to how places use and manages tourist
The aims will be achieve through these objectives:
visit the ancient sites of Rome
visit the tectonically active location of Solfatara
visit the tourist towns of Sorrento and Capri
encourage the students to speak the local language
visit the active volcano Vesuvius and the ancient town of Pompei
destroyed by it in AD79.
Saturday 24th October
Leave Langley at 6.00.am
Fly from Heathrow 12.20
ITINERARY – ROME
Own lunch at terminal 5
Arrive in Rome 15.50
Arrive at Hotel 17.30
Evening meal at Hotel 19.00 (Provided)
Evening stroll to Piazza della Republica
Sunday 25th October
Tour of the Colosseum
Own lunch outside Arch of Constantine
Trail through Ancient Rome
Evening meal at the hotel (provided) and evening at leisure
Monday 26th October
Travel by coach to Sorrento
(160km, approx.3/4 hours)
Stop off at Pozzuoli for lunch (provided)
Arrive at Hotel Londra 19.00
Evening meal (provided) and evening at leisure
ITINERARY – SORRENTO
Tuesday 27th October
Travel by coach to Vesuvius
Walk up Vesuvius to the crater
Packed lunch (provided)
Travel by coach to Pompeii
Guided tour of Pompeii
Evening meal (provided) and Evening at Leisure
Wednesday 28th October
Boat trip to the Island of Capri
Shopping time in Ana-Capri
Packed lunch (provided)
Chair Lift up to Monte Solaro (589m)
Boat trip back to Sorrento
Evening meal and evening stroll into Sorrento Town (shopping)
Thursday 29th October
Travel to Rome for return flight at 17.20
Land at Heathrow 19.10
Arrive back at Langley School 23.00hrs
Flight Information – Alitalia
OUTBOUND - We plan to leave Langley at 6.00hrs on Saturday
24th Octber 2009 to travel to London Heathrow for a 12.20 Flight
to Rome Fiumicino (flight AZ203)
RETURN - We return from Rome on Flight AZ208 at 17.20 due into
Heathrow at 19.10 Best estimated time of arrival at Langley
Please be there in plenty of time – I am sure you will be advised
by mobile phone as to our progress during the evening.
Quantity – one piece of hand luggage and one accessory
(such as a camera bag or hand bag)
Maximum weight 12kg
Items to be carried in hand luggage – valuables e.g. money, camera,
passport, in flight necessities e.g. medicine, books/magazines
NO sharp objects – scissors, knives, tweezers, nail files etc.
NO electrical goods – hair dryer, straighteners
NO toy guns!
NO liquids – water, make-up, toothpaste above 100mls
Anyone requiring hypodermic syringes such as a diabetic needs a
note from the doctor to provide evidence of their condition
Checked baggage (in hold)
Quantity – one large bag (max weight 20kg)
Always put name and address label inside and outside your baggage
Fragile items must NOT be put into your checked baggage eg camera
ROME: HOTEL CASALLI/FERRARI
VIA GIOVANNI AMENOL, ROME
Tel:0039 (0) 6486824 Fax:0039(0) 648987149
Location : The Casali-Ferrari is centrally located, just 200 metres
from Termini station.
VIA Cocumella, 12
80065 Sant Agnello (CA Italy)
Tel:0039 081 8773584
You will be in a quiet area at Hotel Londra, only 800 metres from Sant'Agnello city
centre. Walk to the beach, which is 250 metres away. Walk to Sorrento city centre in
just 20 minutes.
Who knows! Unpredictability is the word these days. October is Rome’s
wettest month so expect some rain, often in thunderstorms, but drizzle is
possible. Temperatures should be around 20c in the day, bit like our
summer on an average day. Cooler at night, be prepared for rain and a
cool evening stroll. Below are the averages which suggest it should be
warmer and drier than it will be here! Solihull’s average July temperature is
22oC/12oC and 65mm of rain, which is Sorrento’s figures for late October.
Averages High oC Low oC Rain mm
Solihull 12 7 120
Rome 20 11 88
Sorrento 21 12 68
General Comment on clothing
There is a fair amount of walking around Rome on Sunday and at
Pompeii and Vesuvius on Tuesday and it is essential that
comfortable footwear is worn. (Best Nike Air trainers or similar!).
Open back Sandals and the like are most unsuitable!
Low cut and single strap tops must not be worn while out. Short
Shorts are also not recommended for Rome.
You must have a reliable watch.
Smart casual dress (Nothing cult or outrageous)
Shorts, avoid low-cut and single strap tops
Lightweight showerproof coat – or kagoule
Sensible walking shoes/trainers (two pairs of walking socks)
Small bag/rucksack (for carrying camera, money, packed lunch on a
Towels (for swimming) and toiletries
Sun cream (factor 30+) you never know!
Mobiles, Camera (memory cards, film, batteries), Mp3 Players
European plug adapter for electrical goods
Spending money in Euros (get in reasonably small denominations)
(some sterling for airport)
Money – £100? for extra food and drink, souvenirs etc.
I would like you to look after your own money. If you feel this is a
problem for you then discuss it with me.
All of Europe’s capitals have issues with organised thieves and you
should be acutely aware of who is around you, especially in
crowded places like Rome.
You must be careful where you leave money in the hotel and where
you put it while carrying it.
Keep it safely on you at all times.
Mr.B.K.Hill (Party leader) – 07708 000928
Emergency contact information for parents
Parents should only contact their child in an emergency.
I can be contacted on the above number.
Pupils will need the European Health Travel card
The party has the usual cancellation, travel, and medical insurance which is
provided by the travel company Equity Travel. A copy of this Policy is
available in school with Mrs. Cotton.
The travel company is:
Equity Travel Ltd.
One Jubilee Street
Phone: 01273 648248
On Site Risk Assessing
On arrival at the hotel:
Assist the Adults in charge to risk assess YOUR environment.
where is the nearest emergency exit? Is it chained or obstructed?
Could you find your way to it blind folded? (Get the route fixed in your mind)
are their any broken, damaged or loose electrical fittings – DON’T TOUCH REPORT
Are the ladders to bunk beds in place and safely fitted.
Do not go out onto balconies please.
Is everything how you would expect it. If not then report it immediately.
After ‘lights out’ time.
Rooms should be locked and not opened until the morning
Students must not go around the hotel or anywhere on their own.
Never open the door unless you know who it is.
Staff will have an agreed knock and announce themselves.
Do not let late night staff into your room! Ask them to get a member of staff first.
Take responsibility for yourself. Staff are there to guide you and help, but it is your life!
Remember cars come from the opposite direction in Italy. Look LEFT first.
In Italy cars don’t stop so readily at crossing points like in the UK. Don’t assume they will
Do nothing which may put the driver off his driving. That includes crazy singing, and
especially throwing anything. Do not drop litter on the coach floor. Please remind us if
you are prone to travel sickness and alert us early. Carry a sick back and wipes with you in
your bag as well as any medicine for this condition. If the coach has a seat belt – wear it.
In Tourist Spots
All EU capitals have teams of youngsters working ‘Oliver Twist’ style scams.
Rome, Naples and Sorento are no different. Know where your money and
personal effects are. Be aware of who is around you especially in crowded
If you get separated from the main group.
Don’t panic. It would be useful to have your phone on you to contact us. Also you will be
issued with an identity card, carry it at all times. Generally best to stay where you are if it is
safe to do so. If you have concerns about people around look for a policeman or go into a
public place like a shop. Inevitably someone will miss you and the party will back track its
steps to look for you. Don’t run off in any old direction! Do not get a taxi or any other form
of transport – especially on your own. If the situation required a taxi a member of staff would
get one and pick you up in it.
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Where are we going and what shall we see?
Colosseum (Guided Tour)
Arch of Constintine and Titus
Rome to Sorrento
The Apennine Mountains
Pozzuoli (for lunch – provided)
Solfatara – (sulphur mud eruptions)
Pompeii – ruins of Roman fort
Island of Capri
Chairlift to Solaro
Student Code of Conduct
In order for the trip to proceed all students must agree to abide by this Code of
Conduct and give due regard to:
The health and Safety of all party members
The upholding of the school’s good name
The achievement of the declared aims and objectives
Abide by any reasonable instruction given by a teacher, instructor or
other supervisor associated with the trip
Follow all safety guidance issued.
Not purchase or consume any alcohol
Not purchase, smoke or use any tobacco, or any other narcotic
Not purchase or attempt to travel with expensive items or items which
jeopardise the safety of others.(*)
(*) such items to be declared in advance of departure, or return, and
presented to the Party Leader.
Be punctual to all meetings and rendezvous
Never leave the accommodation without the prior agreement of an
adult member of the school party
Always remain in a group. ( size to be determined by the Team
Leader) Therefore nobody will ever be left on their own.
Be considerate to all other party members, members of the public and
management, avoiding noise or otherwise boisterous or noisy behaviour.
Do not use mobile phones after 11.00pm or before 8.00am or as a
means of communicating between bedrooms.
Participate fully in all activities and sessions during the trip.
Immediately report any illness or injury to a member of staff
Immediately report any concerns regarding health and safety to a
member of staff.
Immediately report any sighting s of any suspicious persons to a
member of staff.
Abide by any laws of countries visited during the trip
Pupil behaviour may be reported to parents and, in a serious case, parents
may be requested to make arrangements for a pupil’s early return home.
Additional Notes from Guidelines
Many of the health problems of young people on longer visits are caused by lack of
food, liquid or sleep.
If appropriate, parents should be asked to provide suitably factored sun protection
creams and sun hats/glasses. Group members should be advised about the dangers
of over-exertion in the heat and of dehydration, which can cause headache, dizziness
and nausea. In warm climates it is important to keep fluid levels high, take extra salt
and wear loose, lightweight clothing – preferably made of cotton or other natural
Map of Places we will Visit
Vesuvius & Pompei
The Roman Trail – below are some of the famous places we will try and visit.
The walk is about 5 miles long or 6 if we go all the way to the Vatican.
6. Vatican City 7. Castel Sant’Angelo 8. Trevis Fountain 9. Sant Maria Maggiore
5.Pantheon 4. Palatine and 3.Colosseum 2. Domus 1.Hotel
Roman Forum Aurea Dina