In the Spring holiday each year St Andrew's hosts a week-long Holiday Club for primary-aged children (5-12 years). This is always great fun and a wonderful opportunity to get to know some of the children living in our community.
The leadership for the Holiday Club comes from St Andrew's, Blantyre Old, and Livingstone Memorial Parish Churches.
Spring Holiday Club 2011: The Academy of Amazing Things
Primary school children scared of getting bored over the Spring
holiday this April? Come along to the Holiday Club being run at St
Andrew's and organised by members of local churches.
Monday 11 - Friday 15 April 2011
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
St Andrew's Church Hall
will be games, activities, refreshments, music, crafts and some amazing
and crazy experiments that should not be tried at home!! We'll think
about some of the great stories from the life of Moses, one of the most
famous characters in the Bible.
The Holiday Club is free of charge, but children may want to bring some change for the tuck shop.
A flyer and consent form is available for download. Please bring the consent form to the Holiday Club. Pre-booking can be notified via the Church Office (01698 327958 or by email).
Easter Holiday Club 2010: Munchie's Mega Menu
In 2010 the Holiday Club had a food-based theme as we thought about the different meals depicted in the New Testament, from the wedding feast at Cana and the feeding of the 5,000 to the Last Supper and breaking bread with friends in Emmaus. The daily themes were "Welcoming", "Sharing", "Generosity", "Acceptance", and "Moving On".
Leading us through the week was Chef and Chefette Munchie with amazing kitchen creations, games, activities, music, crafts, and lots more.
As with our Holiday Club in 2009, the club was written and produced by Rev Karen Harbison (Hamilton: Trinity Parish Church), Rev Peter Johnston (Blantyre: St Andrew's), Rev Bryan Kerr (Lanark Greyfriars Parish Church) with the addition this year of Kenny Maddock (Motherwell: South Parish Church).
DOWNLOAD a Zip File with notes, leaders guides, publicity flyers, music and more to run this Holiday Club yourself. Note this is a large file (~42MB) which may take some time to download.
Easter Holiday Club 2009: The Tale Machine
Last year's Easter Holiday Club was The Tale Machine. This five day Holiday Club uses the famous stories told by Jesus. The themes of these parables was explored through games, crafts, puppets, music and much more giving an opportunity for the children to learn from the messages of the stories: these themes included listening, friendship, caring, action, and welcoming.
The Tale Machine was produced by Rev Karen Harbison (Hamilton Trinity Parish Church), Rev Peter Johnston (Blantyre St Andrew's) and Rev Bryan Kerr (Lanark Greyfriars Parish Church).
In 2008 our Holiday Club transported us back to ancient Egypt as each day a new part of the story of Joseph was uncovered. Using a combination of the Scripture Union Pyramid Rock material and the film "Joseph: King of Dreams" we learnt a lot together, played games, made lots of things, learnt some new songs, and wanted it to go on longer than just one week!
Enjoy a small selection of pics from during the week.