Sheringham BeachLife outreach team in place
2012 : The Sheringham BeachLife team, who are running a free activity week for children and young people at the end of August, has now been formed, and the first training day has been held in Sheringham. They have also released details of the week’s programme.
The four days of fun packed activity will be taking place from 28-31 August. The event, which is sponsored and supported by Scripture Union, is open to all, from toddlers up to age 17.
The activities will begin with an all-age “Beach Special” each day at 11am at the BeachLife marquee on “The Leas” on Sheringham seafront. This will include drama, songs, games and will introduce the theme for the day.
The children and young people will then split into age groups for their “Going Deeper” activities. The theme this year will be the “I AM” statements of Jesus, with the focus on a different statement each day. There will be fun ways to explore the claims Jesus made, and how these claims affect the lives of the youngsters. Venues include St Peter’s church hall, the Salvation Army hall, as well as the marquee.
Afternoon activities include a boating challenge at the boating lake, mini-Olympics at the High School, the legendary Tide Fight, and a beach party and Barbecue on the last day. Over-11’s will enjoy a “Quiz and Chips” night, treasure hunt and “Splash Party” in the evenings.
The team of around thirty people, mainly from Sheringham churches, have attended a team-building and training day in Sheringham, when the programme was discussed, and ideas gathered.
“BeachLife is building on the heritage of 100 years of Scripture Union Beach Mission in Sheringham”, said co-ordinator, Rev Pete Skivington, “But this is a brand new outreach, with the core team comprising folk from the town’s churches, and will be an integral part of what the churches in Sheringham are doing throughout the rest of the year”
For more information please contact Peter Skivington at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07919415554.