Very well done to our amazing team of FV swimmers who, between them, managed to swim a staggering 134 lengths – 3,350 metres – during the Purley Rotary Swimathon last Saturday. This means that each girl swam at least 558 metres. Half way through the 55 minute swim the girls felt tired and their ears hurt but did they stop? No, they actually picked up the pace and swam even faster to raise money for charity. Well done girls – you all showed true Seaton House Spirit and we are very proud of you.

On Thursday, we celebrated World Book Day. Each class was designated an author and we dressed as our favourite characters from our chosen books. We participated in lots of activities and held a whole school assembly at the end of the day to showcase everything we had learned. Huge thanks to Mrs Riddick for organising such a wonderful day and also to Nick and Hannah from Love Theatre Arts who created mini productions for each class to perform.

The Senior House Celebration of Christmas is always the highlight of our calendar and this year our SH girls surpassed all expectation with their wonderful singing, playing and readings. Now we are all well and truly in the Christmas Spirit. Thank you so much to Mrs Wilson for organising such a spectacular event, to all staff and parents who helped and to all our parents, friends and relatives who came to watch. Merry Christmas!

This morning, our Junior House girls treated us to the most spectacular, magical performance of the Nativity Story. As the story unfolded, we had tears in our eyes as the girls remembered their lines, sang beautifully and danced in fantastic flashmob formation to Blame it on the Boogie! (Who knew?).   It was a performance fit for the West End and we loved it. Thank you to all Junior House staff – and Mrs Hammond for the dance coaching – for organising such a wonderful show and to all of our parents for coming to watch. Merry Christmas!

 

And so, as term draws to a close, we hold our last, whole school Celebration Assembly for Form VI, who make us laugh and cry as they tell funny stories and act out skits of hilarious things that have happened during their time here at Seaton House. Goodbye girls and good luck. Have a wonderful Summer break everyone.

On Tuesday 10th July, Senior House attended their Prize Giving Ceremony at the lovely church of St John the Baptist in Belmont. Sadly, this is the last Prize Giving for our Form VI girls as they prepare to leave Seaton House, to go to senior school in September.  As usual, our girls played and sang beautifully. Our guest speaker, Sam Power, Australian Porsche Supercup Driver, gave a powerful speech, reminding us to follow our dreams and to never, ever give up.  More speeches from Mrs Morrison, our Headmistress and Mrs Evans, our Chair of Governors, were followed by the presentation of awards and trophies for our Senior House pupils.  Well done everyone.  Then it was the final song by Form VI, as the afternoon drew to a close.  Congratulations and very best wishes to our Form VI girls.  We will miss you.

Earlier this week, Lucius Felix Sylvanus, a Roman Centurion, came to Seaton House to tell Senior House pupils what is was like to be a centurion in Roman times. He told us all about life in the army and about living in a Roman villa. He showed us how to prepare a feast, including salad in an elephant’s trunk, peacock’s brains and for dessert, honeyed dormice. This was a fantastic, funny and very informative morning. Thank you Mrs Wilson for arranging it for us.

On Saturday 23rd June, we held our annual Summer Fete. Thanks to POSH, who worked tirelessly to transform our field into a scene from the Wild West, we dressed up as cowboys – and girls! – we rode on the bucking bronco, we explored the visiting fire engine and learned what it is like to be a firefighter, we held a bake-off competition and we demonstrated our gymnastic and musical theatre skills. It was a wonderful afternoon and the weather was perfect. Thank you so much to all our parents and to the staff at Seaton House who worked so hard to put on such a fantastic afternoon.

This morning, Junior House held their annual Sports Day on the field. The weather was perfect. We had so much fun on space hoppers, sack racing, sprinting and doing obstacle races. Thank you so much to Miss Parker for organising such a fun-filled and exciting event, to all the staff who came to help, to all the parents who came to cheer us on and to our FVI girls who helped to look after the JH little ones throughout the morning.

This morning, Senior House held their annual Sports Day at the David Weir Sports Centre. In perfect weather we sprinted, ran relays, did egg and spoon races, ran hurdles, obstacle courses and lots more, spurred on by all the parents, and some very special visitors, who came to watch and support our girls. A picnic on the field was followed by more races and prize giving. Very well done to all the girls who took part. Thank you to all our parents and to all the Seaton House staff who came to help. Special thanks to two FVI girls who showed true Seaton House Spirit by helping out, even though they could not participate and to Miss Parker for organising such a superb event.