The hugely popular St Andrew’s Holiday Club, which usually runs in July, will be held a little later this year, in the week of Monday 8th to Friday 12th August. The sessions run from 10am until 11.45am daily in the Church at Eastfield Avenue in Monkseaton.
The Holiday Club, which has been running for many years, is for children aged from 5 to 11 and runs for a week during the summer holidays, keeping to a theme from the Scripture Union. The theme this year is Rocky’s Plaice – obviously a fishy taste to this. Rocky’s Plaice is based around the character of Peter and the stories of the early church.
The club is run by a dedicated team, including retired teachers and experienced helpers, who have enjoyed being involved year after year. The team also includes some young people who have come through Holiday Club as children themselves, and are now helping with the numerous activities.
Each session is a structured morning which builds on the theme day by day, with creative craft activities and singing, including learning and performing the song for the week. Stories, games, exercise and drama are all part of the enjoyable morning, in the middle of which there is a slot for refreshments.
St. Andrew’s United Reformed Church has been awarded a ‘Child Friendly Certificate’ and promises the children a week of learning, fun and friendship in a safe environment.
Please contact Sue Ames on 0191 251 3016 if you would like to sign up your child for the 2011 Holiday Club.
by Heather Carr