As we weren’t able to hold our annual summer party in 2020 due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, it was with great joy that we were able to return to holding the special event this year. Some of the newer children had not experienced this event before and they set about preparing for the day with gusto.

Games were conceived and stalls were designed with great care and effort. As is tradition, the children all chose a charity to support with the proceeds from their stalls. A wide variety of charities were chosen this year, from the RSPCA, a long-standing Earthsea favourite, to a small charity working to get children off the street in India. Equally varied were the children’s choice of games and challenges. We had welly wanging, speed puzzling, a wheel of fortune and many more. The raffle was a great success as always, as was the cake stall! We were joined by some Friends of Earthsea, to whom we are very grateful for their support in helping to make Earthsea a success.

Once the last guest had left, we could commence our annual water fight between children and adults. We ended the day with a delicious BBQ and telling stories around a fire.

It was a very exciting day for our young residents who ended up awake way past their bedtimes! The day could not have gone better and we are already excited for next year!