Norwich church holiday club creates champions
As the Olympics was just beginning, children at the sports themed holiday club organised by St Andrew’s Church, Eaton became champions, enjoying games such as ‘What’s the time, Usain Bolt?’.
From Monday 23rd - Friday 27th July St Andrew’s Church, Eaton was filled with children fit and ready to have fun and take part in a sporting themed holiday club called ‘Champions’.
Advertising for the club went out at the beginning of July and within two weeks the Champions holiday club was fully subscribed with 55 children booked in. A team of over 30 people of all ages from both St Andrews Church, Eaton and Christ Church Eaton, played their part to provide a fun, entertaining and thought provoking week.
Andrea Woods, Holiday Club Leader and Children, Young People and Families Worker for St Andrew’s said: ““It has been a really fantastic week. Each day the children were lined up at the door eager to get in. They were full of enthusiasm and expectation of the day ahead. There have been some amazing conversations.
"My thanks go to everyone from both churches who helped to make Holiday Club a really happy and special time for so many children and we do pray that they will have taken away with them something of the love of Christ.”
The daily themes of the holiday club included moving in God’s direction, not being distracted staying determined and dedicated, and keeping our eyes on Jesus.
The themes were introduced by Rev Patrick Richmond, Vicar of Christ Church Eaton, in costume and reinforced with daily puppet shows, songs, drama and lively team
games such as ‘What’s the time Usain Bolt?’ and ‘Tom Daley’s trunks.’
For the first time in an Eaton Parish holiday club, the team included a prayer space allowing the children to experience quiet and creative ways of talking to God. Children were asked to think about questions such as “Who is God?” and “If you could ask God any question what would it be?”, provoking some really thoughtful responses.
Parents were invited to attend a short service of thanksgiving on the Friday and to stay for lunch which provided an opportunity to chat and share what had been going on at holiday club with some very positive feedback.
For more information about the various activities that Christ Church and St Andrew’s offer for children, young people and families please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.