Fun for all at Belhelvie Holiday Club

The Waste Watchers Club at their litter pick at Balmedie school
The Waste Watchers Club at their litter pick at Balmedie school

Belhelvie Church held their annual Waste Watchers Club for children which is geared to looking after the planet.

The club, which was held at Forsyth Hall over three days last week, involved primary school children in learning how to look after the environment as well as their own lifestyle through bible stories, gardening, fun and games.

The club attracted more 45 children from the Belhelvie, Balmedie and Potterton areas.

Belhelvie minister, Rev Paul McKeown, said: “At Waste Watchers we’ve been learning that God’s love is for the whole world - for us as people - but also for our planet. That means we need to take care of ourselves, one another, and the place where we live.”

As well as keeping youngsters entertained, the club has received help from volunteering teenagers and adults.

Last Friday, 12 of the older children took part in a litter-pick at Balmedie School, collecting seven black bags of rubbish within half an hour, while the remaining children completed a planting task, enhancing the church grounds around Belhelvie Church and Forsyth Hall.

Church member, Arthur Nicolson, said: “All the children have been very enthusiastic. The children have been planting ceramic pots outside Belhelvie Parish and a 16 foot planter outside Forsyth Hall as well.”