This year’s Holiday Club run by Ellon Baptist Church took place last week and proved to be a great success for all the kids involved.
The Holiday Club has been an annual event organised by the Church for many years and this year the theme was Polar Explorers.
I suppose the kids think of it as the fun part of schoolEddie Thomson Holiday Club Leader
Each day around 70 children took part in the various activities on offer from Monday to Friday last week.
The activities included games, crafts, Bible stories, short films, singing and plenty of snacks for the kids to enjoy.
The Holiday Club is available to all primary aged children including those away to join primary one and the primary seven’s who will be away to join the academy.
Children and their families do not need to be a part of the Church in order to take part in the fun.
The Holiday Club is completely free and is run by many of the Church members who volunteer to help out with the week of activities.
There are also lots of pupils from the academy who volunteer to help out as well as joining in with the fun.
Leader of the Holiday Club, Eddie Thomson, said: “We’ve received excellent feedback and it is all about involving them.
“At the end of the day it is all about the kids enjoying themselves.”
Eddie added: “I suppose the kids think of it as the fun part of school. It’s lucky to be able to have fun and learn.
“Equally it gives everyone a positive view of the Baptist Church in Ellon.
“I love it. I am a kid at heart.”
The Baptist Church also held a youth club for teenagers throughout the evenings last week.
Outwith the summer holidays, the Church also organise Sunday School, which they call Sunday Squad and offers similar activities to the Holiday Club.
The Sunday Squad will be held in the new Ellon Academy Community Campus.
The Baptist Church hold their annual Holiday Clubs in the old Ellon Academy but are hoping to secure their own premises within Ellon.
Later this month, on Saturday, August 22, the Church are hosting a wild west Barn Dance in which they hope to raise funds for their future building.