Igloo at Polar Adventure Holiday Club - Acle Methodist Church, Norwich
Children enjoyed a break from the sunshine at the Polar Adventure Holiday Club, Acle Methodist Church in Norwich.
At the club, children enjoyed making toy polar bears, penguins, polar collages and even ‘snow’ which they used to construct polar scenes. In the kitchen, polar bear cupcakes were baked, frozen banana penguins and ice cream were enjoyed. Games included ice-fishing and snowballs.
Over two days, the children explored the theme of ‘courage’ as they heard how penguins braved the cold to keep their eggs safe. They looked at how Jesus overcame his fears by praying to his Father in Gethsemane, and learned about having the courage to speak out as they listened to the story of Moses and the burning bush.
The pictured igloo was not just a fun place for the children to play. It was also used for creative prayer, with children writing their worries and fears on paper ‘snowballs’ which were then scrunched up. They were encouraged to let their worries ‘melt away’ and to talk to God whenever they felt scared.
Sara Edwards who led the club, said: "We chose the theme as a tribute to Lucinda Barrick, one of our volunteers who had helped at all the previous clubs and who sadly passed away last year. She loved penguins and travelling to the polar regions. The children really engaged with both the polar theme and what it meant to be courageous. This was one of our best holiday clubs ever."