UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
St Andrew’s Holiday Club 2020
This year’s Holiday Club will be led again by the great John Hardwick. John has written the material for many of the clubs we have run in recent years and led the club in person last year. This year he’s back - online - with one of his club programmes - it’s a return of the ever-popular Razzamatazz Robots!
But in less good news, because of the virus situation we will be running a virtual Holiday Club, with the children participating in their own homes.
When is it?
Monday 24 August to Friday 28 August 2020
We are hoping that it will be possible to hold a picnic on the church lawn for all the families on Thursday 27 August at 6pm
We plan that the (probably online) church service on
Sunday 30 August at 10:30am will start with a Holiday Club wrap-up
Who can come?
Holiday Club is open to all children who will be aged 5 to 11 on the first day of the club, Monday 24 August.
As of now 27 out of the 48 places are taken.
How much does it cost?
We are not charging for Holiday Club this year in view of the extraordinary circumstances. We are however asking you to make a donation to cover our costs. We will be supplying you with craft materials and as usual a CD of the songs. John has made videos of his ‘up front’ sessions and you’ll see the St Andrew’ leaders on video and live at a special Zoom session in the afternoons.
We ask for registration now so that we are able to plan and buy accurate amounts of materials in time for the club.
Need more info?
Email us at holiday,club?subject=Holiday+Club+query.
What is Holiday Club?
About a week before the club starts we will deliver to you the craft materials for each of the 5 days. Please keep those safe and let your children have the relevant items on the appropriate day.
Each day there will be a video intro from the St Andrew's team, which will be 'premiered' on YouTube at 10:00am.
The main material from John Hardwick is also on YouTube and consists of two 15 minute segments. We suggest that you play the first segment after our intro, then spend some time doing the craft for the day - allow at least half an hour for that - and then watch the second segment. You'll also have some story material which you can read with the younger children, or let the older ones read themselves.
Then in the afternoon, probably at 4pm, we'll have a Zoom session. We're still working on the details, but there will be a session with St Andrew's leaders each talking with a group of similar-aged children just as they would normally, and at the end we'll probably come together with everyone for a few minutes.
John Hardwick, who wrote much of the material we've used in the last few years and who led the club last year, has prepared the video material and will probably join us on some of the Zoom sessions.
If the social distancing rules permit we hope to have a bring-your-own picnic on the church lawn on Thursday evening, and we'll incorporate some of the Holiday Club material in the service on the following Sunday morning service. At present it's hard to know just what form that will take.
So apart from the games periods we've reproduced as much as we can of the normal Holiday Club programme. And we hope to be back in 2021 with the full works!