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 Holiday Club



St Chad's Holiday Club - August 2011





Using a Scripture Union resource book, 29 children and 4 leaders plus helpers focussed on "God's Big Plan" for his world having fun with creative teaching, games, songs, craft, Bible reading and small group activities.
There was also a daily workshop, which allowed children to explore each daily theme through the media of visual art , drama , music and dance.
There was a Showstoppers DVD, which told the story for each day and the Showstoppers song complete with actions - and everyone joined in.

We started and ended each morning and afternoon with a jolly 'UP FRONT' session led by Gladys, watching the DVD , worship and singing , with a performance of the drama of the day acted out by the small groups in turn.

The Showstoppers were divided into smaller age banded groups led by Karen, Colin & Rosemary - backstage, the orchestra pit and the foyer - for the morning activities, while each afternoon we spent more time all together for face painting, banner making, drama workshops and a treasure hunt. Each day we spent some time in The Bakehouse garden (thank you Jill ! ) where Sammie and Claire, our budding young leaders, very ably organised games and sports.

Day 1 CREATION
Mobiles were made, puzzles and mazes were done, a creation story mini book was made along with some chatting about the wonderful world God created for us.

Day 2 DAVID & GOLIATH
Again more puzzle sheets, colouring of pictures and a game that is a cross between curling and marbles was made using stones and paints

Day 3 DANIEL IN THE LIONS DEN
The main craft today - and by far the most popular - was the painting of a lion shaped money box. Generally either red or yellow but with some quite strange black, green and purple lions also appeared. Lion masks , Daniel place mats, and yet more puzzle sheets featured again.

Some highlights include Vicar Maureen having her face painted along with the youngsters; learning that the cherub outside the church door is called Bobbie; hanging the new banner; marching around the church singing I'm In The Lord's Army; shouting our grace before lunch A B C D E F G Thank you God for feeding me. Amen.

On the last day in church we welcomed family & friends to join us for a short closing service led by Maureen - but this was not the last day as we all enjoyed a trip to Cosford Air Museum and a simulated flight.

I should like to say a big thank you to Karen & Gladys as main organisers and to all the people who came and helped, Jill, Karen, Debbie, Ann, Ken, Gena, Elaine, Lesley and Mary.

Rosemary Claxton



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