The main focus of the Fun Week is the Holiday Club for children aged between 5 and 11 years. It runs from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Admaston House. The morning is split into sections, some of which are detailed below, and each day has a particular theme and Bible message.
Each day we have a short drama, about 5 minutes long. We will follow the adventures of ordinary people from the bible who are used by God to do extraordinary things.
The drama is always huge fun for the children and adults. It involves lots of silly costumes, crazy chase scenes, and usually a good helping of water based “audience participation”.
About halfway through the morning we split the children into two age groups and send half to do craft and half to do games.
In the craft session they make something related to the days topic and story. In the past there have been joke flowers, lion masks and juggling balls. At the end of the day, anything that a child has made they can take home and keep.
The daily games section gives a chance to stretch some legs and get outside. The game of the day is always done in teams and has in the past been relay races, a tug of war and other similar games. The team leaders and helpers will be out for support, however they have been known to join in with some events.
Once games have finished everyone heads back inside for a drink, biscuit and a discussion about the days story and what they think it means.
This year we are focusing on the fact that it is the 50th anniversary of Telford. As such, there are themes of celebration running throughout the whole week. Each day we will pick out a particular Bible story relating to a party or celebration, explain why it was important to people in biblical times and what it means for us now.
Christians working together in the Admaston community organised and supported by St Christopher’s Trust.
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