Despite The Rain The Summer Holidays Are About To Commence!.. But How To Entertain The Kids!?
So the summer holidays are practially upon us... and thousands of children and teenagers will be looking forward to six weeks of freedom! But how do you entertain your kids.. and in the rain?!.. Nexus church - with two centres; in Walcot and Claremont have got a great Summer Holiday Club providing an excellent solution for Mums and Dads, in Bath from Monday to Friday next week! Sharon Keevill tells us what to expect!
(PICTURES: WET WEATHER GEAR!.. WELLIES, NEXUS LOGO)
With the special 'Go For it - Olympic Fun!" theme for the Holiday Club running from 23 to 27 July, 10am to 12pm, Sharon Keevill explains that anyone is welcome to join in.
"Anyone can join in, but due to the popularity of the club in the last few years we've had to introduce a booking system to limit numbers. Anyone interested in coming needs to please call or text me on 07733 995284, to see if there are still spaces.
"There will be games, crafts, songs, drama, bible stories.. The children all seem to enjoy coming along - and often invite their friends to join."
Started more than a decade ago by a former church children's worker, the holiday club is run by volunteers from Nexus and aimed at primary school aged children (5 to 11 years).
"Although its aimed primarily at local children we get children from all over Bath coming. It is priced deliberately low at £1 per child per day, to help cover our costs."
Nexus also run one day clubs during half-term, the Easter holidays and organise a Christmas party for children who have participated during the year.
Sharon would like to appeal for volunteers and empty Pringles tins to help with the craft activities this year.
"The themes at the club are always based on Bible stories, which present in a fun, entertaining way and this year's theme is based on the story of David. We also have action songs with a Christian message, which the children enjoy joining in with.
"Many of the children have 'graduated' from the Nexus Toddlers Group, one of our other long-running outreach projects - so it's great to be able to maintain a link with those families."
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