The smile on a child’s face is always so very special

Enjoying a sing-song
Enjoying a sing-song
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Rev Sally Davenport, Rector of Holy Trinity Church, Fareham, tells how Christians together in Fareham plus Phil and his team from Kid Central entertained lots of youngsters

Every day there was something new: a song with actions, more of the story of Jesus and some of the incredible things he did and said; then three different activities.

Among these were decorating our own hero T-shirt and frisbees, playing indoor hockey and football, relay teams on the bouncy castle and testing our skills on Scalextric.

Most activities and lunch were held at Fareham Methodist Church but some were at Holy Trinity Church.

Twice we took over the church car park to go mad in go-karts, much to the amusement of passers-by – some of whom would really have liked a go too!

At the hero school of science, we learnt how to keep water in an upturned glass simply with a piece of paper and then how to make some ‘elephant toothpaste’ which was both smelly and wonderfully messy!

Before lunch, we finished with more of Phil’s great story-telling, prizes for hero boy and girl of the day and some healthy competition between boys and girls involving a transparent ‘power tank’.

The children couldn’t wait to be picked to go into the tank: they had 30 seconds to collect as many slithers of shiny paper as possible which were being blown around.

Then the children picked two adult leaders to do the same but the adult who collected the least had to return to the tank for a power shower and the water was very cold – much to the enjoyment of the children!

The children were amazing: they helped and encouraged each other and grew more confident daily.

The smile on a child’s face when they’d learned to do something new was very special.

The team, our volunteers and the children were all heroes in their own unique way.

Can’t wait for next year…!

n Holy Trinity Church, West Street, Fareham PO16 0EL

n Visit our website at htscf.org.uk