At The Methodist Church our first priority is keeping everyone safe, and at our holiday club this means our young guests, their families and our leaders. For this reason, this year we have had to make the difficult decision that we cannot run our annual holiday club weeks in person, due to social distancing guidelines. However, you can still access our club through the wonder of the internet! We will still be packing your week with fun, songs, stories and crafts, but you can access everything right in your living room! Both clubs are available to children aged 4 (entering reception) to age 11 (Y6 leavers), with special access to Week B for Preschool age 3
During week B we'll encounter the wonders of the universe! Have you hung a rainbow of hope in your window? Join us to find out more about them! As well as songs and stories we'll be trying out some science experiments too. Will you (and your grown-ups) be brave enough to try them too?
The Crew is our team of young leaders for anyone aged 11(finishing Y7) to 25. We still need loads of help this year producing our videos for streaming and supporting our team, so please do still apply by contacting us. This will also register you for online activities and challenges throughout the club weeks, plus exciting outings and events that we're postponing until the world is back to normal!
The Important Details!
How will it work? You will need to register for the club as normal, although everything will operate electronically, and you will need to supply an email address to be able to access our virtual resources. You can ask for a form by emailing us on email@example.com. Once you have booked, in advance of the club we will send you a pack of craft materials, ready to make along with our crew each day (these may be available for collection, depending on government guidance nearer the time - we'll send more details later). All of our gathered times, story times, songs and craft demonstrations will be streamed on YouTube throughout the day. You will receive a private link for the videos each day, curated specifically for your family and your children's ages. Do I still need to pay? You may be aware that we normally charge a nominal fee of £4 per day to access our clubs. This is used to cover snacks, materials and resources, as we operate thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers. This year we have decided to waive this fee. However, if you still feel able to make a donation to help us to cover our costs, it would be gratefully received. The church is a registered charity and as such, all of our income is from donations. In the current climate, as we are unable to meet, this has reduced dramatically. You are also welcome, of course, to make a donation to help fund our other projects which support church members, friends and the wider community, and our ongoing regular expenses. To make a donation, please make a transfer using the following details: Sort code: 08-92-99 Account number: 65581467 Reference: HC20
We're so excited that we're still going to get to share with you all this summer. Our closing date for bookings is 15th July, but it would really help us if you could get your booking in nice and early! If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, keep safe, keep smiling and we can't wait to hear from you! The Holiday Club Team.