Unfortunately, the Y4 trip to Leeson House has been cut short today and we have brought the remaining children home, as a precaution, due to a virulent sickness bug. There is nothing to suggest, at the present time, that this is due to any problems at Leeson House and there is a strong likelihood that the bug went to Leeson House with the party at the beginning of the week, via a child whose siblings had been ill over the weekend. None of our pupils who went out yesterday are currently unwell; however, Leeson House staff and some of our own staff who have been there all week are now ill and therefore, we feel there still a high risk of it being passed on. The trip to Arne Nature Reserve planned for the pupils who were not part of the residential has also been cancelled due to staffing issues caused by the sickness. We will refund any money to you in due course.
I have written to you in the past about the importance of keeping your child off school forty-eight hours after their last bout of sickness and diarrhoea and this situation emphasises the importance of keeping to these guidelines. Please can I ask you to monitor your child carefully over the next few days, particularly if they have been out to Leeson House, or have siblings who have been there. If your child is a member of the party who have returned from Leeson House and they are fit and well tomorrow, then we will be very pleased to see them at school as usual. I realise that this prospect is not as exciting for them as being away on a residential trip but do hope that you can understand our reasons for needing to bring them home early.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of the senior team, should you have any questions regarding this matter.
Stourfield Junior School
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