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We work with children aged 5 – 11 years and our ministry is largely based on the traditional ‘Sunday School’ format, although updated by making full use of the latest technology to deliver an exciting programme of fun activities, largely based on Bible stories and incorporating games, quizzes, song and craft work.
Our aim is to reach out to those with special needs or facing rural isolation where we plan to encourage social interaction, friendship, guidance, education and support. Our research suggests a need for this type of work, particularly in the rural areas where children otherwise, might not benefit from community activities.
Ruth Blunt, our Children’s Work manager has recently attended extensive training in puppetry with a view to using this medium as a new communication tool in future work. She has also been asked by John Hardwick, well known nationally for his children’s work, to collaborate on material for new books he is publishing. She is assisted by a session worker and many volunteers.
Our Children’s work is currently divided into 3 main disciplines:
We currently work in the Town of Woodbridge and the surrounding villages of Hasketon, Rendlesham, Melton, Wickham Market and Sutton Heath to deliver weekly clubs during term-time, either in village/church Halls of after school or during lunch breaks at Primary Schools. Attendances normally range between 10 and 25
We arrange clubs of 4 – 5 day duration during holiday periods based on a similar format to Kidz Klubs but on a much larger scale with attendances of 50 – 60 children. They incorporate short plays, extended craft sessions, learning songs, games and quizzes and are often supplemented by parents being invited to a celebration event where guest performers provide related entertainment.
We visit a number of Primary Schools locally to help with Assemblies by providing songs and Bible based stories, linked with puppetry on some occasions. We also provide sports coaching at 2 Primary Schools