Go Global! Holiday Club 2015
 
This year as St Philip’s Church and Kelsall Methodist Church joined forces to put on their 12th annual Holiday Club, we were blessed with 50 excited children, and a few excited adults!
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There were a variety of activities on offer, which included singing, dancing, puppet theatre, bible drama, craft, puzzles and games.
 
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Each day as the children arrived they were whisked off to their ‘bases’ where they worked on Global crafts and puzzles until the Star Wars Theme signalled the time to meet together in the Methodist’s church, which had been transformed into a ‘Global’ arena.

 
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The children in their different groups: Amazing Americans, Awesome Australians, Adventurous Africans, Astonishing Asians and Utopian Europeans, competed against each other in Global themed games, puzzles and challenges, which brought to life the theme for each day, which was ‘Go!’, ‘Go and Grow’, ‘Go Local’, ‘Go National’ and ‘Go Global’.
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More games outside in the sunshine added to the enjoyment and gave the children the opportunity to play a variety of competitive games and have a lot of fun.
 
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In addition to playing games, the children had daily visits from the Watt Family, acted out by talented locals, Bert and Lucy, the Church puppets, and they were chased with water pistols, pelted with ‘snow balls’, blasted with fans and kept cool in hot climates with a little ice! - as they competed to complete wacky obstacle courses all in the name of Jesus. One obstacle course even tracked Saul’s journey from Damascus, and the children experienced some of his trials along the way!
 
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Not forgetting the bible dramas acted out (or rather overacted) by some of the more senior members of the two churches!image024
 
The children were given the task of completing a craft each day, learning the daily bible verses, decorating their bases, bringing in global jokes, fun facts and information to earn points for their teams, demonstrating dances and having lots of fun!
 
The holiday club provided a fully interactive programme of events, which kept the children fully engaged and having fun, what a great way to start the summer holidays!
 
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Holiday club 2014
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The Big Top Holiday Club 2013

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At the start of the Summer holidays, 50 children between the ages of 4 and 11 celebrated Jesus as St Philip’s Church and Kelsall Methodist Church joined forces to put on their 10
th annual Holiday Club.

The children enjoyed a variety of activities, which included special circus skills training from Circus Sensible, as well as singing, dancing, puppet theatre, bible drama, craft, puzzles and games.

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Each day as the children arrived they were whisked off to their ‘artists trailers’ where they worked on Circus crafts and puzzles until a circus theme signalled the time to meet together in Kelsall Methodist’s church, which had been transformed into a Big Top.

Once inside the Big Top the children in their different groups: Lion-tamers, Fire-eaters, Trapeze Artists, Jugglers and Clowns, competed against each other in circus-themed games, puzzles and challenges, which highlighted the each day’s theme of ‘God’s Strength’, God’s Love, God’s Power, and God’s Faithfulness.

More games outside in the sunshine added to the enjoyment and gave the children the opportunity to play rounders, football, ball and spoon races and many more team games.





In addition to playing games, the children had daily visits from the Watt Family, acted out by talented locals, and Bert and Lucy, the Church puppets and were chased with water pistols as they competed to complete wacky obstacle courses. They were given the task of completing a craft each day, learning the daily bible verses, decorating their artist’s trailers, bringing in circus jokes and information to earn points for their teams, demonstrating dances and having lots of fun!

Each morning contained a fully interactive programme of events, which sent the children home full of excitement and looking forward to the next day, culminating on Saturday afternoon with a family barbecue attended by 96 people.
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