Children’s activities launched in Space

On Friday September 29th a new children’s activity group is setting up in the Community Space in Littlehempston Church.  It’ll run every fortnight for a couple of hours on a Friday (to enable end of week adult catch-ups in the Tally) and for the moment will start at 5.30pm. If this time doesn’t prove popular, it can be changed. Jason Winser, who comes with excellent references from his work with the successful Staverton and Landscove groups, comes with loads of ideas for indoor and outdoor activities – it will be up to the children to choose. Donations of indoor games for the winter months are welcome and we now have a table tennis table. Each session will cost £1 per head to cover the cost of snacks.

This is a pilot that will run till Christmas, funded by money raised by the Community Space and Village Lottery. One of the main aims is to give our local children the opportunity to get together – we have lots of new families in the village now, but who go to lots of different schools. The size of the group has to be limited to 14, so for the moment only Littlehempston children can come along.

There’ll be an opportunity to meet Jason the week before, when children of all ages are welcome to a film showing of Paper Planes on Friday September 22nd starting at 6.30pm. Entrance is £1 and will include a drink and a snack (probably hot dog). Rev Nicholas Pearkes makes a welcome return as projectionist – cushions provided, but bring your own bean bag if you fancy and a rug if it’s cold. This is a feel-good movie and one that will leave you wanting to make paper planes!  Jason will be on hand to answer any queries. If you’d like to know more, just get in touch.