As part of the Year 5 theme we have arranged for an exciting visit to the Royal Mint in Pontyclun on Friday 12th April. The Royal Mint is the world's leading export mint, making coins and medals for an average of 60 countries every year. Its first responsibility is to make and distribute United Kingdom coins as well as to supply blanks and official medals and it was opened by The Queen in 1968 in readiness for the introduction of the decimal coinage,
Trained security staff oversee the security of the 35-acre site, which operates round-the-clock for 52 weeks a year. The Royal Mint can produce 90 million coins and blanks a week - almost five billion coins a year.
We have a full day packed with lots of exiting and engaging activities. The children will have the opportunity to experience the fabulous exhibits and research coins and currency from countries around the world. This is a fantastic opportunity to support the children’s learning on this term’s topic and we are sure they’ll get a lot out of it.
We need to make an early start so ask that all children are in school by 0750hrs in readiness for a prompt 0800hr departure. We aim to return at around 1600hrs Children should wear school uniform and bring a packed lunch with at least one non fizzy drink. Please make sure to notify the music teacher if your child has music lessons that day.