The month of June was jam-packed full of fun at City Harvest’s Children Church where kids of all ages came together to make fruitful use of the June school break.
Contributed by Venessa Thor
The children of City Harvest’s Children Church had the time of their lives in the month of June, where they spent their time participating in fulfilling, fun and engaging activities. From free donuts to circus tricks workshops, the kids were not only entertained but picked up many lessons and life skills as well.
CCH has developed a reputation for putting together creative and unique activities for kids, and the June holidays were no exception. The purpose of organizing the numerous events was to help the children spend their time wisely. For example, a Fun Camp was held on June 16 for children of all ages to participate in several workshops and learn new things. The children were also in for a treat during the first three weekend services of June, held at CHC’s Jurong West premises. Besides the usual services, CCH planned different themes for each weekend—Supermarket Sweep, Spin & Win and Donut Factory—to make each week fun and exciting for the children.
During these themed weekends, more than 1,900 children showed up each week and had a memorable time. The kids had the chance to play games as well as win grocery items for themselves. Some of them even managed to win a whole bag full of groceries to bring home to their families. In the second week, the children were blessed with many gifts at the Spin & Win game. Many walked away with toys, board games and shopping vouchers. The final weekend in Jurong West ended on a sweet note when every child who came received a donut, sponsored by Donut Factory.
One of the highlights of the school holidays was the Fun Camp held on June 16 for two groups of children: the 4 to 6-year-olds, and the 7 to 12-year-olds. The younger group attended three different workshops: Art Works—where the kids learned how to draw and paint with a variety of art materials such as crayons, color pencils and paint. Next was Drama-O-Rama—a workshop conducted by professional actor/director, Chris Lee, who taught the children about speech and drama skills. The third workshop was Weird Science, conducted by WhizHeartz Edu-Centre, which had the kids learning science in a fun and interactive way.
The older age group chose from two electives. One group was involved in a Super Memory workshop where the children learned tricks and techniques to improve their memory. Thereafter, they headed down to Dignity Kitchen, a school of hawker training for the physically and mentally challenged. This trip allowed the children to interact with others from a different perspective and was an eye-opening experience for many, as they sang with the hearing-impaired using sign language and decorated desserts with the intellectually-challenged.
The second group of children enjoyed their fair share of fun experiences with three exciting workshops: Just For Laughs—where kids were taught circus tricks like juggling and plate spinning by trainers from Circus Outreach. The second workshop was Super Memory, same as the one from the younger group. The last workshop was Abracadabra, a magic workshop taught by David Chiu from Taiwan which had the children spellbound.
Anson Ang, 35, a zone supervisor in CHC, taught the Art Works workshop. He said, “I think the most important thing that the children learned about in the camp was co-operation and sharing with one another. And of course, they got to make new friends!”
Every child took home memorable experiences and life lessons, thanks to the capable CCH team in City Harvest who made the June holidays unforgettable.