St Mary’s After School Fun Club
What is Fun Club?
The Fun Club is a Christian after-school club for Yrs 5 & 6 that provides a less formal link between the school and the church community. In practice, it is more to do with eating doughnuts /cakes, helping others and having fun together while observing the main events of the Church’s year! We meet often in school from 3.15-4.15pm but sometimes in other places round the village and finish time can be later. We have six / seven meetings during the term on alternate Tuesdays starting in the second full week of term. It is run by myself, Aly Godman, and other parent volunteers. In order to cover costs over the term the leaders would like to invite parents to offer a voluntary contribution of £5.00 per term. Further details to follow in the Spring Programme available at the beginning of term.
What do Fun Clubbers do?
The past years have included making nesting and bug boxes; creating a wildflower meadow; camp fire and story-telling; wide games and picnic; hosting a tea and afternoon of fun for Andover Young Carers; filling an Aqua Box for refugees; raising money for a charity supporting refugees by helping with a community event, as well as preparing dramas to perform in Church services. The summer term finishes with a swimming party at the Old Rectory.
Fun Club sometimes takes part in the Village Family Service on the third Sunday of each month. They usually get involved in the Harvest, Christingle and Mothering Sunday services and a final open air service in July celebrates creation in the wildflower meadow created by the Fun Club.
The Spring term provides opportunities to meet our aim of doing things our community. The Fun Club members help with the flower meadow, visit local small businesses …..
These extra activities are an important part of the Fun Club, and while we understand how busy families are these days, we believe that children will gain from taking part in the full range of events.
Your children can expect us to treat them with care and courtesy and to pay proper attention to their individual needs. In return, we shall expect them to listen and take account of others’ viewpoints and feelings and to behave responsibly, especially when we go to events outside school.
We greatly look forward to welcoming your children this term.
If you would like them to join please complete the form overleaf and return by Friday 9th Jan to myself or the school office. (Places are limited but we will operate a waiting list if needed)