Parish of CHINGFORD
The Red Balloon Foundation are currently working alongside the Parish of Chingford to develop a variety of children's and youthwork projects.
If you are interested in RBF working with your church or organisation to develop similar programmes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE THAT PROJECTS ARE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE COVID19 OUTBREAK AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.
THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED WHEN THE RESTART DATE IS CONFIRMED
In light of Covid-19 a number of our usual projects are now available online and via post!
Wednesday Club is a brilliant activity for the whole family to drop in to on the way home from school. With activities available for toddlers right up to secondary age children, the whole of the Parish Church comes alive from 3:30-5pm each week with fun games, crafts, activities, consoles, snacks and more!
Parents/carers can drop off children who are primary school aged and above in the care of trained professional children's/youth workers and our volunteer team, or can choose to 'stay and play' with any age child, having fun trying out the different activities and games together. Its just like all those parent/toddler groups you went to when they were little, but with activities for all ages.
There's also a special zone setup for children in Year 6+ if they'd prefer to spend some time just with their peers rather than playing alongside the younger children.
During the session, there are also moments of gathered time where larger groups will come together for games and to think about a story from the Bible which families can join in with or carry on doing other activities.
Once you've been for the first time, it would really help us out if you can click here to jump to our online registration platform called 'Clubsbuddy'. Create an account, login, choose 'Registrations', find the 'Partnership Actvites with Parish of Chingford' area and you'll be able to sign up there so we can keep a record of any additional needs/dietary requirements your children have and keep you up to date with special activities that are coming up in future.
Cherubs toddler group
Every Monday afternoon
It starts with chatting to one another and children can play with the play-dough and toys. A member of Clergy and RBF lead the service with songs, Bible story, craft relating to the story, snack, musical instruments and parachute games.
Every Wednesday lunch time
12:00-12:30pm at Chingford CofE
Year 2s only.
Prayer club is a chance for the children to listen to different Bible stories, a reflective craft activity that are related to the Bible story we do each week. Then at Christmas and Easter they write and read out prayers at the end of term service. For the summer term we will look at one story for a few weeks and retell the story in front of Key stage 1 and parents which includes songs and prayers.
BBC choir youth is an opportunity for the young people who attend choir practice on a Friday night to build relationship and community as they engage with a number of different activities, sharing meals together and playing epic games and challenges.
Crossover is a project run in the junior school for year 6 to prepare them for the transition to secondary school. Throughout the weeks we follow the story of Moses’ life linking them to different themes they might experience. At the end of the course to foster greater independence and confidence the group are taken out into the local community to complete a challenge to fund and source the food for a celebration meal on a very small budget talking to as many local people and businesses as possible.
RBF co-ordination, prepare and deliver a seven-session course around access to Holy Communion each year for children who wish to explore communion further.