More than 20 families from both parent and toddler groups at the corps gathered to celebrate at a Christmas party on Monday. Tracy Wood had been invited to share the story of the nativity through Godly play, using wooden figures to represent each character, and this was enjoyed by children and parents alike. Tracy also supplied craft activities to keep the older children busy before the arrival of Santa – who was heralded by an enthusiastic rendition of Jingle Bells! Santa presented gifts (thoughtfully chosen by Irene and Patti) to all the children, and every child also received a book telling the story of the first Christmas. Once all the gifts had been unwrapped and enjoyed, everyone shared food, sitting picnic- style on the floor. It was a lovely way to end the term.
Report by Sue Willard