There was fun, friendship and lots to eat and drink for 70 local children, ranging in age from three to 12, at the Holiday Club organised by the churches of Atworth, Shaw and Whitley this month, when Shaw School allowed the use of their grounds and new hall and kitchen.

During the mornings the children could either join in activities organised by Sportzcoach or choose from many indoor activities including drawing, flower making and Lego.

The many helpers meant the children were well supervised; other volunteers supplied drinks, biscuits and fruit at regular intervals. Each day a healthy lunch was served.

On the first day a competition was held to design a logo to be used for this and future Holiday Clubs. The winning design, by Chloe Ladner-Poole, appeared on the certificates that each child was presented with at the end of the week. Following the theme of the Commonwealth Games the children made stained glass flags which were displayed on the windows in the hall, and their own version of the Queen’s baton.

Thanks to the large number of people who gave up their time and helped make the Holiday Club possible, and to Waitrose, Sainsburys and ASDA for vouchers that helped towards the cost of the food.