ISAC - Independent Schools Adventure Cruises
launching the trip

Launching the Trip

A good way to launch the trip is to have an assembly or pupils' meeting(s) to gauge interest. Then send an initial letter to the parents inviting them to a meeting – it is wise not to mention cost in the letter. It is sometimes possible to arrange for David Baskott, the ship’s headmaster, to come to your meeting – as long as he has plenty of notice. Using a PowerPoint presentation/slide show of pictures of the places to be visited is always effective.

A parent’s pack outlining your talk is useful as there is a lot to remember.

As the cost is high, but excellent value for money, we have a staggered payments scheme. The payment schedule for the 2013 cruise is as follows: Booking form and £250 deposit by 1 February 2012, £450 by 1 October 2012, £450 by 1 Feburary 2013. Final balance due 1 July 2013 will be £170. A suggested staged payment scheme is available from the Secretary.

The next stage is to ask them to return a booking form with the NON-RETURNABLE deposit. Once you have collected all your deposits you will need to fill in an ISAC booking form which requires each pupil's name and date of birth. The total deposit is paid on one school cheque to the secretary of ISAC – you can add additional pupils later to your party if there are places available – check with the Secretary of ISAC.
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