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Holiday Bible Club

2018 Holiday club poster

The 30th Annual Cherry Hinton Holiday Bible Club is due to take place Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August (inclusive) 2019 at Colville School.
2018 Holiday club poster
The club is planning to offer 250 places to children aged 5-11. Booking forms will be distributed through local schools in June 2019 and an online booking system will operate from May 2019.

Since 1990 Christians in Cherry Hinton from a variety of churches (including St Andrew’s and Cherry Hinton Baptist Church) have put on a Holiday Bible Club for 5-11 year-olds in the first week of the school summer holidays between 10am and 12:30pm. The club has either been located at Colville School (2008-2012, 2014-present) or St Andrew’s church (1991-2007, 2013) and an average of 150 children have attended each of the previous 28 clubs.

In 2016, 2017 and 2018 numbers exceeded 200 each day, so we increased capacity in 2017 to 250.

We aim to provide drama, songs, games, crafts, stories, challenges, fun and friendship. At £10 per child for the week (or £5 if on pupil premium) this represents fantastic value: all craft materials and refreshments are included including a BBQ for all the family on Thursday.

The BBQ takes place during a fair and show which has been a highlight of previous clubs.

Photos from past years:

Holiday club 2015 DVDHoliday club 2015 Drama

We get visitors in the mood with some really big YELLOW signs so there’s no excuse for missing us!

Welcome BannerWelcome banner

Lively songs are the order of the day (and we learn new ones over the week, as here in 2006 and 2008):

Children singingFun

There is drama with plenty of slapstick comedy and laughs (both here from Seaside Rock in 2010):

Two actors on Seaside Rock StageFun

If the weather permits we go outside for a drink and a biscuit, before relay race (and other) games. There is always one in which a yellow shirt (helper) from each group is soaked.  When it it raining games (including tug of war) take place inside the school.

Game Soak the teenager

When it is wet outside we make the best of it with games (such as a tug of war) in the hall or the corridors.

Tug of War

Craft activities take place inside the group “dens”, which are all decorated differently and added to as the week progresses.

CraftStarfish group

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