On this page is news concerning events and happenings around our home.
Sports Day Scorcher!
The sun shone on our action-packed and uproarious sports day – which was splendidly organised and participated in by children, staff, parents and visitors. Click here to read more.
Glorious Devon countryside was the destination for 5 children and 5 staff this summer, and they spent a fun-filled week doing water sports, canoeing, karting, and relaxing on the beach catching some rays. Safety was paramount of course, with water sport and karting activities run by professionals and sunscreen toted by staff.
The weather's hotting up, but we will leave global warming news to the climate change experts. Meanwhile, at the care home we are hoping to pack away our umbrellas, raincoats and jumpers and look forward to summer, including:
The last day of term – just the children; teachers dislike holidays
Fun Days out
More news here as it happens.
Farewell Decorating Time
One of our children who is about to move out of the home and live semi-independently was on hand this summer to lend his burgeoning decorating and DIY skills, and all care home staff lent a decorating hand too.
In the garden under a blazing sun there was also many tree logs to clear and the grass to mow.
On the outside and inside of the house there was paintwork to wash and prepare for repainting, followed by lots of painting and painstaking glossing.
Floors to wash, carpets to lay, as well as finishing installing a new kitchen.
When the decorating was done the house was thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom.
Everyone enjoyed working as a team, and the results are there for all to see and enjoy a good job done.
Thanks to everyone.
2019 – New Year Cheer
2019 is now well underway, and last year's Ofsted's 'Good' rating is not allowing us to rest on our laurels.
Staff working as a team, supporting and reporting, are vital tools allowing us to succeed, and this requires constant focus.
Exceeding Ofsted's guidelines continues to be our lofty goal, so in 2019 we will work together as a team because caring for children is our raison d'etre.
Our annual trip to Bewl Water was another great day communing with nature, cycling beside calm water bathed in bright sunshine, raising £200 for a charity run by the preacher Sam Childers.
An inspiring person, his the story of his life is a movie called The Machine Gun Preacher.
A picnic sat in the gardens was a welcome break, and cheesy chips were the overwhelming tasty snack of the day.