All the children have enjoyed a great Easter break and we have been scaring ourselves on the high ropes course at ‘Go Ape’, challenging ourselves mountain biking at Bedgebury forest and enjoying the thrills at Thorpe Park.
In the last two months we have completed our ‘international food night’ and have sampled Jamaican and Lebanese cuisines so far. The children have been excellent in helping prepare these and have completed quizzes on each cuisine, with prizes being won by all.
After two years at Sandilands one of our young people has successfully returned to her family in China. In this time the stable, safe and nurturing and therapeutic environment at Sandilands has allowed this young person to excel with her academic achievements and emotional development.
The homes staff and children will miss her greatly but wish her the best for the future.
We have been glad to receive visits from our previous children and to hear how well they have been doing and the positive mentoring they provide to the children on their visits.
Christian Palfrey, Team Manager – Hillcrest Sandilands