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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:36 pm 
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Hi,

I see the Kendrick Open Evening starts at 5pm on 30 April 2015. Could anyone who went last year (or previous years) tell me how extensive the school tour is?

Although the evening is intended for current year 5 girls, I'm thinking of taking my DD. She has a place to start this Sept but hasn't actually been round the school, only into the classroom for the test (my bad, but we really weren't planning to enter her for it so missed our chance!).

Thought this might be useful for her.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:41 pm 
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The tour will be as extensive as you want it to be. The second year we went, you could grab a map and make your own way round, or get a guide. They will take you everywhere you want to go. No one asks for ages etc.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:42 pm 
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Just what I wanted to hear, thank you!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:58 pm 
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Just steer your tour guide to the level of detail you want. My DD only managed 2 or 3 tours last year in 2 1/2 hours as the people she was showing round all wanted to see everything.
The Kendrick girls are divided up with yrs 7/8/9 covering the 5-6:45pm slot and the older girls doing the later slot. If you want to meet with the younger current pupils you need to be there quite early.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:46 pm 
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Of course there's no stipulation on who can or can't go, but your daughter will get a chance to go around the school on her induction day - as will you during the parents' evening 2 days later. It was incredibly busy the year that we attended, so I might be of the opinion that if I don't have to go then I'd avoid the crowds - it's a real crush.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:58 pm 
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OP, thank you for starting this thread. My DD is very interested to go and have a look. Last year it was bit of a rush and the perspective was different and probably it was the first open evening we attended. She says now she will look at everything with a different view. We were planning to go but I am also considering the point BlueSmarties made i.e she will have a chance on her induction day and avoid the crowd.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:49 pm 
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The school feels very different on a normal day compared to open evenings when it is stuffed to the gunnels.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:11 pm 
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berks_mum wrote:
We were planning to go but I am also considering the point BlueSmarties made i.e she will have a chance on her induction day and avoid the crowd.


I think this is a good point, however my DD has not actually been into the school properly yet (only for the test)! Also, if the tours are in small groups she may get the chance to ask basic questions of a nature that, if left until the induction day, she might feel she should already know the answer to.


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