During term 4 we were able to work with 2602 students. Praise God! We were starting to see Our Hot chocolate Club grow in numbers and we gained a very helpful volunteer- Sally. We started to make some really great relationships with the students there and we pray that we are able to do something with them again in the future. We were able to regularly meet with children on a weekly basis in our JAFFA Clubs. The weekly JAFFA clubs met in St Leonards CE Primary Academy, Christchurch CE Primary Academy, Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy and Hollington Primary Academy.
OVPA, Dudley Infant Academy, and Hollington were able to enjoy assemblies with us this term. The topics for assemblies were: The Good Samaritan, Lent and Easter. Unfortunately, we were unable to deliver any assemblies on Easter due to Covid 19 pandemic and the national lockdown. However, praise God that we were able to go into those schools before the lockdown and show God’s love.
Terms 5 and 6
Due to the risks posed by the Coronavirus pandemic, all educational establishments were closed to the majority of learners from 23/03/2020, hence, all the prayer spaces booked for term 5 and the Moving On bookings for Term 6 were cancelled. To start with, we were able to design some activity sheets and put them up on to the website for schools and families to access. These were around stories from the bible. An email went out to all of the schools to promote this. We also created prayer space videos of activities that could be done in the home. Due to the national lockdown, we were unable to go into schools during this time. Both Sarah and Nairne were put onto furlough.