The sea comes to holiday club

St Paul's holiday club, Banbury. Big fishy fun. NNL-150331-134528009
St Paul's holiday club, Banbury. Big fishy fun. NNL-150331-134528009

A holiday club held during the Easter break had a nautical and aquatic theme.

Nearly 30 children from Orchard Fields Community School and William Morris School attended St Paul’s Church Holiday Club alongside children who meet at the Sunshine Centre on Sunday afternoons. This year’s theme was Man Overboard.

St Paul's holiday club, Banbury. Outdoor games. NNL-150331-134600009

St Paul's holiday club, Banbury. Outdoor games. NNL-150331-134600009

The church was transformed into an underwater scene complete with fish, seaweed and a sunken boat.

Children were also grouped into ‘sailor squads’ with names such as Spectacular Stingrays and Cosmic Conger Eels.

Each day looked at part of the book of Jonah in the Bible, which tells the story of a man who tried to run away from God, was thrown overboard and nearly drowned, but was swallowed by a whale.

Activities included crafts such as decorating photo frames and making fish kites; games including code breaking, shark attack and ‘Captain’s Coming’; and decorating fish shaped biscuits.

St Paul's holiday club, Banbury. The Turbulent Turtles reading with leader, Mike Moir. NNL-150331-134814009

St Paul's holiday club, Banbury. The Turbulent Turtles reading with leader, Mike Moir. NNL-150331-134814009

Some members of St Paul’s youth group, YGnite, were junior leaders at the event which ran from March 31 to April 2.

The event was organised by Jeannette Law, children and families worker at the church.