The increasingly popular holiday club for children of primary school age was once again organised by Chatburn Churches Together and took place at the Chatburn Methodist Church each morning during a week in August.
This annual event was attended by more than 30 people having fun in a variety of activities with a theme of “wastewatchers”.
There was keen rivalry between the four teams named “cardboard boxes”, “plastic bottles”, “waste papers” and the “tin cans” who were the eventual winners, although everyone came together with songs, interesting bible stories and food snacks.
The pile of rubbish that existed at the start of the week was recycled to use for crafts and games. Margarine cartons had cress growing in them, plastic bottles made skittles, newspaper was turned into an impromptu wedding outfit, and cardboard boxes and plastic containers were made into unmusical instruments.
During the week the children were learning that God made a beautiful world which people have messed up, and sent his son Jesus to clear up the rubbish and put things right by healing and helping people, dying on the cross and rising from the dead.
The event was organised by Rev. Anne Hardacre and Derek with help from members of both churches in Chatburn.
The week came to an enjoyable climax with a social barbecue for the children with adults. New friends were made from the many that attended and feedback confirmed that the week was a huge success and should be repeated next year.