Junk models, puppets and treasure at annual church holiday club

Callum and Conor taking part in their group challenge at the Psalm Tree Island holiday club in Felix

Callum and Conor taking part in their group challenge at the Psalm Tree Island holiday club in Felixstowe Picture: ROBIN AND MARY PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

Crafts, stories, songs, games, drama and puppet sketches were enjoyed by youngsters as they visited Psalm Tree Island, a fictional land where things weren’t always what they seemed.

Children and leaders at the Psalm Tree Island holiday club in Felixstowe Picture: ROBIN AND MARY PAT

Children and leaders at the Psalm Tree Island holiday club in Felixstowe Picture: ROBIN AND MARY PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

Up to 45 children a day took part in the event, the annual holiday club at Seaton Road Methodist Church in Felixstowe.

The week was based around Bible stories of the life of David and included the chance to create some spectacular junk models and take part in team challenges to find some treasure.

The children were divided into different teams: The Cheeky Chimps, The Perfect Parrots, The Terrific Turtles, The Lively Lizards, The Spectacular Spiders and the Amazing Alligators, bringing an element of competition to the activities.

A variety of crafts included making treasure boxes, decorating biscuits, creating turtles and making jumping crabs and seahorses. The children also really enjoyed the various team games, taking part with great enthusiasm and all keen to win.

Olivia, Isabelle and Adela creating a junk model Picture: ROBIN AND MARY PATTINSON

Olivia, Isabelle and Adela creating a junk model Picture: ROBIN AND MARY PATTINSON - Credit: Archant


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Robin and Mary Pattinson, two of the leaders for the week, said “It was great seeing the children really enjoying themselves and all joining in so well; they were all fantastic.”

The holiday club is repeated at Trinity Methodist Church, from August 20-24 – to book contact Wendy on 01394 276595

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Children’s activities are held in the Felixstowe Methodist Mission Area throughout the year – contact info@seatonroad.org.uk for details.

The Terrific Turtles putting together their jigsaw as part of the story at the holiday club Picture:

The Terrific Turtles putting together their jigsaw as part of the story at the holiday club Picture: ROBIN AND MARY PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

The Cheeky Chimps taking a break for refreshments at the Seaton Road Methodist Church holiday club P

The Cheeky Chimps taking a break for refreshments at the Seaton Road Methodist Church holiday club Picture: ROBIN AND MARY PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

Mia taking part in the “rescue the ducks” game Picture: ROBIN AND MARY PATTINSON

Mia taking part in the rescue the ducks game Picture: ROBIN AND MARY PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

Amelie and Kaiden working together in their challenge at the Psalm Tree Island club Picture: ROBIN A

Amelie and Kaiden working together in their challenge at the Psalm Tree Island club Picture: ROBIN AND MARY PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

Charlotte and Merley making jump-up crabs at the Psalm Tree Island club Picture: ROBIN AND MARY PATT

Charlotte and Merley making jump-up crabs at the Psalm Tree Island club Picture: ROBIN AND MARY PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

Sophie making a turtle at the Seaton Road Methodist holiday club in Felixstowe Picture: ROBIN AND MA

Sophie making a turtle at the Seaton Road Methodist holiday club in Felixstowe Picture: ROBIN AND MARY PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

The Amazing Alligators decorating biscuits Picture: ROBIN AND MARY PATTINSON

The Amazing Alligators decorating biscuits Picture: ROBIN AND MARY PATTINSON - Credit: Archant

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