Holiday Club - Day 3 and we are surviving [just]
Here we are singing Boing! Boing! - the song the kids adore - they go absolutely mental and throw themselves in the air. It is unbelievably tiring if you do it properly.
Fortunately the last verse involves "going to bed" so we get a brief respite.
It has proved quite hard to lead the singing AND do the dancing, so Geoff and his crew come and give us vocal backing whilst Bob and I jump about on the stage.
The other songs are equally popular - Ace Foundations [whatever happened to "The Wise Man Built His House Upon the Rock"?] What is your God like? and "In the Jungle"
The Craft work has gone well - the eight groups are all producing amazing things, and I am always astonished by the diversity and creativity that is displayed. I was anxious about yesterday's craft, decorating egg-cup "trophies" to stand on little cardboard plinths, but they've worked well. I was convinced the plinths wouldn't work!
It took Jan absolutely AGES because the church printer seemed to be on a go-slow.
Jan also took all these splendid pictures.
You can see that the children all interpret the crafts in their own way - lots of 'girlie-pink' in some groups, others much more geometric/patterned in their approach.
Weather forecast isn't brilliant, but we have been to the cash'n'carry for burgers etc. this afternoon. Also popped over to Desford to see David who is running the same programme next week. He hasn't led one before and is planning meticulously, although he expects fewer children.
This morning, 3 of the girls gave us a demonstration of their baton twirling, which they say is their sport. Tomorrow is Dress-Up Day, everyone is invited to come in some sort of Sports Gear. I've borrowed some cricket things from Gillian, our church administrator [who is also a Properly Qualified Umpire] So I shall look the part evn if I am not a sporty person.
It was that or wear my Archers Tshirt and carry my Ambridge mug, and join the 'archers' group!
Ninety-something children make an awful lot of noise! Here they are doing the aerobics with Rose and Sarah.
The staff continue to work hard and clear up well each day, and spend time in the groups encouraging the children to talk about the Bible stories and what has been said in the plenary session.
Our next-door neighbour is 16 today and her mum has apologised in advance for the 'noisy party' - but it is 7.30pm and I haven't heard a sound yet.