Children's Activity Week - 1st to 4th August 2016 - Our 19th Year

To a Brazilian Theme

rio2016 logoSummer activities for local children have been organised each year since 1998, initially at the request of Semley PCC but now on behalf of the Benefice of St. Bartholomew. They are held mainly in Semley School, on the school field, at the Village Hall, or in St. Leonard’s Church. The main aims are to educate children in a fun way, in a Christian, caring environment, with much emphasis on team work. The programme for 2016, much of which will be to a Brazilian theme (it's an Olympic year!), will run from Monday 1st August to Thursday 4th August inclusive.

There will be places for fifty-five children who, to be eligible, must live in the Benefice of St. Bartholomew or attend either Semley or Ludwell schools; children will be able to enrol if they are 5 or over and no older than 11 on 31st August, 2016. The children will enjoy a variety of supervised activities as usual, which are likely to include cooking, modelling, painting, pottery, yoga, aerobics, and parachute games. Several activities will be in keeping with our Brazilian theme, and Origens do Brasil will be running their music, movement and dance workshop. Three of our regular, professional leaders will be back with us: Geoff Gardner will teach us circus skills; and Nick Crump and Lizzie Bryant will help the children make Brazil-related items to take home. Lizzie usually has an interesting story to tell as well. Nick and Lizzie will also lead the children in a carnival parade at 2.45 pm on the Wednesday, which all parents or guardians are invited to. We will have a ‘day out’ on the Thursday, visiting The Royal Signals Museum at Blandford, which traces the history of the British Army’s battlefield communications experts – The Royal Corps of Signals.

Please look out for further information on this website; booking forms will be available from 26th May 2016. Children wishing to apply who are not pupils at either Semley or Ludwell schools may obtain forms from me.

Gerry Purdue
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