Children’s Activity Week - 30th July to 3rd August 2018

What a wonderful week we had! Following on from Gerry Purdue and his team was always going to be tough — but I think we pulled it off.

Our theme was “Woodland” and across the 5 days, we engaged around 50 children from families across the Benefice. We had lots of fun...

  • A trip to Monkey World
  • Creating stick gnomes at Forest School with Richard & Karen Ecclestone
  • African drumming, dancing and adinkra printing on to T-Shirts
  • Creating a woodland montage with Lynda Appleby (which is on display in Semley Church)
  • Singing with Jill Caudle who leads our Benefice Church Choir
  • Baking with Ellen
  • Creative activities with Nick Crump
  • Planting seeds at Fay Duthie's home
  • BBQ
  • Camping overnight in The Rectory garden... including a late-night ramble with the older children who were brave enough!!

Thank you to the team of helpers; running it over 5 days with the breakfast club was a huge success and something we'll replicate next year — but we could do with more help - even if it‘s just making refreshments for a couple of hours. Please do consider whether you can!

*** 2019 - save the date - week commencing 29th July ***

Here is a selection of photos from the 2018 Children's Activity Week. Click on each picture to see a larger version....