Edge Church ran a holiday club programme at Edgemead Primary School over the midyear school break.
Over 1000 children attended, with a staggering 250 volunteers to help make it happen.
The fun filled week blasted off on Monday 27 June ending Friday 1 July. Loads of activities were tailored for different age groups, including singing, dancing, drama, Bible story time, arts and crafts, group games and snack time.
The two themes for this year were ‘Blast Off’ and ‘Infinity’. Structured in a way best suited for various age groups, ‘Blast Off’ ran in the mornings for ages 3 up until grade 3, and ‘Infinity’ ran in the evenings for grade 4 up until grade 7. Children were placed into groups with children of their own age, and each group had a dedicated group leader throughout the week.
Edgemead Primary School is proud to be associated with Edge Church, together reaching out to the children of our community. Edgemead Primary School said that it is always a pleasure to be able to assist in providing the venue and they look forward to hosting Holiday Club 2017.
On 23 June, memories were made when Edgemead Primary School’s Grade 1 learners celebrated 100 days of school!
Each Grade 1 learner was paired with a Grade 7 and together they had a wonderful time. The Grade 7’s helped their little friends complete their 100 Day challenges – some of the activities were to walk 100 steps, keep quiet for 100 seconds and jump 100 times. Once all of the activities in their activity books were completed, they played a few games of snakes and ladders.
On 23 June Ward Councillor Helen Carstens donated blankets to the ACVV De Grendel Creche towards their 16th Hope for Winter Campaign. The annual campaign sees all the branches of the ACVV participate nationwide in an effort to collect clothing, blankets, toiletries and non-perishable food items for distribution to persons in need. Principal of ACVV De Grendel, Lucy Moran, appeals to the public to assist by donating any of these items toward this cause.
“The parents of our creche are always so supportive and generous towards this campaign and we are very thankful to Councillor Carstens for her donation of blankets as well,” Mrs Moran added.
Councillor Carstens was presented with a thank you card made by five year old Danielle Kemp in appreciation of the blankets donated as well as all that she does for the community of Bothasig.