What a first day we have had today! Straight off the coach and after a swift lunch we were putting on waterproofs for a beautiful walk down through the Barle Valley in Simonsbath. Learning all about river features, Emily, our instructor, led us along the river and the children were fantastic at identifying them in some of the most beautiful countryside. We even spotted some Stags and Hinds.
After dinner the children settled down to some puzzle challenges and loved using their brains and working together. This was, of course, after they had made their own beds – a challenge that some found trickier than others! To round off the evening and a wonderful day, our Westwood Radio team took to the airwaves to present a show live from the common room, packed with all of the usual top features and news from the residential.
I’m sitting here now at just gone 11.30pm and there isn’t a sound to be heard. The children have been amazing today, so well mannered and polite and they have obviously all had the most brilliant time. I’m looking forward to another day of it tomorrow.
Here are some photos of our day and the whole radio show broadcast earlier this evening. My apologies for the technical hitch, our broadband connection dropped out. We will be back again tomorrow…