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Children’s Holiday Club

Each year St Paul’s Church runs a Holiday club during the first full week of the school summer holidays for local Primary age children.

The holiday club meets every day from Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. We meet again on the following Sunday with a short family service in Church and the Children can show their parents what they have been doing.

Each holiday club has a special theme and throughout the week there is a mixture of gospel teaching, craft activities, games and a range of other fun events.

We also hold a 2-hour Holiday club at Christmas, and each Half Term. Check the calendar for Holiday Club dates.

Holiday Club Summer 2018 — Cities of the Bible

Our Summer Holiday Club was based around events which took place in different cities of the Bible. The children enjoyed stories, games and craft activities based around each day’s theme.

A boy holds a poster of a yellow heart with the words 'God looks at the heart'
God looks at the heart — not outward appearance
Two children and two helpers standing by a table on which are paint pots and partly-made bits of Roman armour
Making a Roman centurion
Some children wearing paper ears, one holding a poster with a heart saying 'Jesus looks at the heart'
Wearing our “listening ears”
A girl and three boys doing some colouring at a table with a helper
Colouring, cutting and sticking was popular!
Three girls and a boy holding a cardboard scene of Paul, Silas and the jailor
Telling the story of Paul and Silas
Children showing things they've made to Vicar Ola in the church hall
Displaying our craft activities

Summer 2016

This year's theme was The Great Escape: God comes to the Rescue.

Two girls hold up a picture of waves curling over dry land as Moses walks across
The Israelites Escape from Egypt with Moses
Girl hidden behind a banner with human figures holds it up while two other girls look on
David Escapes from King Saul with help from his friend Jonathan
Cardboard model of a blue coloured whale blowing a spout from its blowhole
Jonah tries to escape from God; God’s message rescues the Ninevite
Children inspect a model of a stained glass window of 3 people surrounded by fire and embraced by a fourth figure
The Burning Fiery Furnace — God rescues Shadrach Meshach and Abednego
Children with a banner of a lake with a boat and Jesus standing on the water and lifting a sinking disciple
Jesus to the Rescue! Jesus walks on the water to rescue the disciples

Summer 2015

Our Summer Holiday Club continued this year’s theme, which is “Journey with God”. During the week we explored:–

Boy and girl holding a model of a quail
A Journey through the Desert: How God provided the wandering Israelites with manna, quail and water. Obedience, prayer and trusting God.
Children holding a picture of Ruth among the corn
A Journey to Bethlehem: The story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz. Looking after one another; sharing.
Child holding a banner of a footprint with two girls looking on
A Journey to Emmaus: Jesus’ resurrection appearance to two disciples on the road. Jesus is with us even when we don’t realise it.
Girl looking at a picture on a table of a map with boat and sun
A Journey to Damascus: Saul’s encountered Jesus and later became Paul. Meeting Jesus changes our lives.
Children with a model of a boat on a stormy sea
A Journey to Rome: Paul is shipwrecked and lands on Malta. God is with us, even when we face danger.
The children ranged from ages 4 to 12 years, and numbers attending ranged from 31 to 46. They had fun with team games, and especially enjoyed “Squirty Day”. They took part in craft activities, and many of the results were edible! Other items are on display in church: a quail, a ship, and some friezes and banners.  Our theme song Rolling Along proved very popular when we made up some actions to go with it.

Smiling child in a red spotted coat with hood Adults standing in coloured rings on a playground while children run around them Happy girl holding her hands up in a playground among other children and adults

2013 Holiday Club Theme JESUS

“J” for Jericho, “E” for Exodus, “S” for Saints, “U” for US, “S” for Saviour Son of God.

Among the activities we enjoyed, were keep fit routines, different craft activities each day, singing, and somehow we fitted in water play, which was enjoyed by all!

Holiday Club 2011

The theme was Parables

As usual a very enjoyable week for children and helpers