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Images from St Swithuns 2018 Holiday Club.


The children dressed up their team leaders
Stories in Church
Learning a balance game
Mary explaining the rules
Games Outside
Action Singing

The Holiday Club this year was called Teambuilders. About 30 children had fun doing craft and playing games based around three stories. The first was about Joseph who could have had a great team with his brothers but unfortunately they fell out, the second was a story of Moses who needed a team to help him manage all the people he had led out of Egypt and the last was the story of Jesus picking his team to help him.
Our six teams had children of different ages and abilities but working together we found we could do a lot more than we could manage on our own. As always the adults had as much fun as the children.


St Swithun's Holiday Club 2016thun’s

Holiday club this year was called CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE. During 3 days, over 30 children and a group of adults, led by Alex, with ‘Mr Motivator’, heroic Helen, crafty Mary, game setting Lisa and a special guest nutritionist Megan, all had a really great time.
We listened to stories from Jesus’s life, and learnt that we must do his will, which might not be easy, but that we should persevere, and keep on practicing and helping others. Doing this together will help to make us into his team, and as a team we can often achieve much more than when alone.
The team building was emphasized by various craft work games, exercises, action packed songs, and praying together.
The grownups all enjoyed the three days, and want to thank the children and helpers for making it all such fun.

Mr Motivator got things going leading some exercises
The Children were allocated to teams with different coloured peaks on their caps
The teams decorated flags
and made Olympic style torches
After learning about healthy eating they made themselves health lunches
And played team games


Pictures of the Children's Church Holiday Club 2013 (SPACE ACADEMY) can be seen on the news page.


On St Swithun's weekend in mid July 2011 the theme was water related, and the activities included wellie wanging, apple bobbing, and hand painting. The children normally come into church in time for the communion, and then towards the end of the service they tell us what they have been doing, often accompanied by 'MUSIC'.
As this was our patronal festival weekend there were also some games after the service, including sack, and egg and spoon races.

Wellie Wanging
Apple Bobbing
Hand Painting
Children's MUSIC
Sack race
Egg and Spoon Race


Pictures from
Harry's Baptism in 2009



piano cover: Our God Reigns

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