Youth News

Dear Friends,

 As Spring softly passes into Summer, I find myself reflecting on the beauty that this time of year holds; whether it’s the long evenings spent outside or the way the sun streams through the windows in the early morning. Already, the smell of freshly cut grass has got my mind racing about the number of activities we can plan for the children in our villages.

Last summer the sun didn’t seem to stop shining which gave us the opportunity to have numerous family Football and Rounders days, on Broadwell village green. It was so much fun and at times I’m sure the parents were even more competitive than your average Canadian ice hockey team.

 This year I am hoping for many more summer sports days, with the hope of involving even more families, especially as Broadwell now has its very own family football team, the fabulous Broadwell Foxes. We have children and parents that join in a kickabout, every Sunday. At the moment we have around 25 enthusiastic and committed players of all ages - everyone is welcome, so please get in touch if your children would like to come along.

 To get the ball rolling in regard to this year’s summer activities, Helkias and I are going to be running a half term holiday club in Bledington Primary school on the 29th, 30th and 31st of May (9.30am – 12.30pm), for primary school aged children (all years welcome).  The theme of each day will be based on the story of Jonah and the whale. There will be plenty of exciting arts and craft activities to help bring the story to life, as well as a relaxed football or rounders session to end the day. Please contact me if you would like to find out more information or to book a place for your child.

 If you would like to keep updated with upcoming events and activities for young people, please see our Benefice Website or message me and I can add you to the youth work whatsapp group.

 Hope to see you soon.

 God bless,

 Love Bridgid