Canada Exchange Trip Programme

Day Activity Time/staff and students Transport Lunch Evening Meal
Thursday 21st March Arrival – bus from London Heathrow to Crickhowell (4 hour journey to school)

Short welcome at CHS by Headteacher & Governors

3pm pick up from school of Canadian student by Host Family

Coach to depart from CHS around 4:30am Flight arriving in London approx. 7:30am (Flight No: AC 864)

Bus transfer

Host pick up from CHS at around 3pm.

Not provided

Stopping en route at Magor services for lunch

Host Family
Friday 22nd March AM:  School – official welcome, tour of school and Crickhowell and presentations in school.

Lunch in school

PM:  Raglan Castle

CHS students allowed

1pm leave CHS for Raglan and aim to be back at school for 3:30pm

Hosts to and from school

1:00pm coach to Raglan Castle to be back to school for 3:30pm

Packed lunch provided by host Host Family
Saturday 23rd March & Sunday 24th March With Hosts – various activities arranged and days out with hosts. All Day N/A Host family Host Family
Monday 25th March Full school day at CHS – students following lessons.

From 11:30 onwards Canadians will have time to prepare lessons for the Primary Schools

Special Welsh lessons put on for the Canadians (P1 and 2)

Normal School Day School Bus

Or Host Family – normal end of school time

Packed lunch provided by host Host Family
Tuesday 26th March Oxford

Depart CHS at 6:30am

Return CHS: 7-8pm

City tour – Pitt Rivers museum & Ashmolean museum, Christ Church college tour.

CHS students allowed

All Day

Depart CHS at 6:30am

Return CHS: 7-8pm

Host Family/school bus to school


Packed lunch or host Host Family
Wednesday 27th March A day in the Primary Clusters in the Crickhowell catchment area teaching younger children French and about Canada Normal school time

All day

School Bus or Host family

Walking or coach

Packed lunch to be consumed at primary schools Host Family
Thursday 28th March Cardiff – visit to the Welsh Assembly as well as city tour and National Gallery and Museum Leave CHS at 8am and return to school around 5:30pm. CHS students allowed Host Family to CHS


Packed Lunch provided by hosts Host Family
Friday 29th March Good Friday – Public Holiday

With host families

Saturday 30th March  



Sunday 31st March

AM-Stonehenge Wilts

PM-Bristol – walking tour & time for shopping at Cabot’s Circus

Easter Sunday with Hosts

Leave CHS at 6:30am. Back at school around 7pm Hosts to and from school


  Packed lunch To eat in Bristol (fish  and chips?)
Monday 1st April London ; walking tour of central London including Whitehall, Trafalgar Sq, Piccidilly Circus, National Gallery and Covent Garden CHS students allowed on this trip. All day

Coach to leave CHS at 6:30am-return approx. 9pm

Hosts to and from school. Coach Packed lunch Not provided. Services or London at the end of the day in Covent Garden
Tuesday 2nd April Big Pit visit (industrial heritage) – trip inside a former working coal mine in the Welsh valleys

Roman Caerleon – visit to the site of one of the largest Roman army bases in Britain

CHS students allowed

Leave CHS at 9:30am

Return to School approx. 3pm

All day

Hosts to and from school Coach Packed lunch Shared supper at School for farewell evening – 5-7pm.  List of items for Hosts to bring to be circulated.
Wed 3rd April Early departure from CHS to London Heathrow for return flights to Canada Leave school approx. 9am Coach Airport Flight (depart 15:30)