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Simonsbath Day 5

What a week we have had at Simonsbath this week on our residential and we have to finish it as we have been all week and that is with some photos of our fabulous children enjoying themselves on their last morning.

After some swift packing and lunch making, everyone had their dorms looking in fine shape, to ensure that we had maximum time for orienteering before lunch. Emily briefed us on some essential map skills before the children were able to head off out around the entire Simonsbath House site to try to find the clues to enable them to answer a puzzle. As you can imagine, with so much experience of orienteering from their school activities, the children all found this fairly straight forward and impressed the instructors with their skills! With glorious sunshine on a beautiful Autumn day, it was the perfect end to a magical week, with everyone enjoying their last bit of Exmoor fresh air and scenery before a brief lunch and trip to the shop and on the coach to head home.

This week has been just wonderful and everyone has had the best time together, with so many special memories made through activities, experiences and time spent in the great outdoors. I have been immensely proud of Orchid class this week – their behaviour, have a go attitude, humour, sense of fun and above all, manners and respect have been a credit to everyone. They have been super company and the week seemed to fairly fly by, as we were all so immersed in having a fantastic time. Thank you to you all for such a lovely week.

I really must take this opportunity, also, to thank our amazing staff. Mrs Hannam, Mrs Tyler, Mrs Robertson and Miss Bartlett have worked exceptionally hard this week, showing great care, nurture, fun, enthusiasm, humour and of course outstanding organisation to ensure that every single person has the best possible week they can. I am so proud and thankful that we have an incredible team who all work together so seamlessly for our children and it has been an absolute pleasure to share their company this week. Thank you all so much.

On that note, here is the last day in photos and the children’s own words as they describe what they have enjoyed most about their week. Thank you for your kind comments and I am delighted that you have felt a part of our week as we missed you all and wanted to share it with you.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Simonsbath – The final burst!

After a really special week in which all of our children laughed, had fun, tried everything and were SO incredibly well behaved, here is the last photo slide show and round up of the week, including last night’s Drumming workshop.

I would like to give HUGE thanks to Mrs Hannam, Mrs Tyler and Mrs Robertson for their superb organisation, sympathetic care, boundless energy, time and effort that they have given all week to make our Simonsbath trip such a success. We are very lucky to have such tremendous teaching and support staff who give so much for our school. Lastly, a thank you to the children who made us all proud with their impeccable manners, wonderful listening skills and sensible attitude. I truly believe this was a week for everyone to remember…