Hoath Youth Club restarting Jan 12th 2015
Meeting up on the 2nd and 4th Mondays – 6.15pm to 7.45pm at Hoath Village Hall, during term time.
Charge 50p per session, which includes a soft drink and a savoury snack
If you are Year 4 to Year 6, please feel free to join us
Term Programmes will be available or see current “Hoath & Chislet Parish Magazine”.
Events include :
- Games evenings – snooker, table tennis, air hockey, Indoor hockey & cricket, dodgeball,
- Craft evenings,
- Astronomy evenings,
- Quizzes – “Fizzy & wisdom” – Bingo – Beetle Drives,
- Discos (when charge is £1),
- Computer games (Mondays)
- Outdoor events in the Summer term – rounders, football, cricket
- or, just sit and chat
Formed 1982 as an outreach of Holy Cross Church, Hoath.
To be run by Paul Farrant, Rev Sue Martin and Rev Jenny Hadlow, holders of clean “Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate” . Other helpers hold clean certificates.
We owe a big thank you to all those involved with the many new and varied activities provided for and with the children at the youth club
Is there anyone out there who could help with the youth club?
If you are interested please contact….Paul Farrant, Rev Sue Martin or Rev Jenny Hadlow.
Hoath Youth Club go abseiling
One Saturday in April the members of Hoath Youth Club were invited by Paul Farrant to abseil from the roof of Herne Bay High School to raise money for two charities: Children in Need and their own funds, to buy new equipment. Fortunately, the weather was warm and sunny and here are the responses of a few children about that morning:
“It was a great experience because I have never got to that height before. I have always chickened out. The main reason I managed to do it was that my friends were there to encourage me to overcome my fear of heights. I’ve been climbing with Paul before but never abseiled because I find leaning over the edge the scariest and this time I did it. It was great to do something like this and I would like to say thank you to Paul.”
“It was really scary. I wasn’t expecting to do it but I finally got the courage to do it by watching everybody else. The best bit was being able to tell my friends who go to Herne Bay High School that I had abseiled from the roof. The worst bit was looking down over the edge.” Elena Jamison
“It was fun and the first time I’ve been abseiling from a height. I wasn’t scared about going over the edge because I knew what to expect. There was a superb view from the school roof. I could see the whole of the seafront and the town.”
The climb up was fun but on the roof it was scary. I screamed a lot, especially when I was leaning back and trying to be completely horizontal. Paul told me to walk down the wall but I didn’t manage it as my legs kept slipping. My Dad’s video shows my legs slipping everywhere. When we were practising on the climbing wall I wasn’t very good because I couldn’t work the ropes but everybody helped me.” Izzy Line
“It was very scary! The best bit was actually achieving the abseiling because I’m scared of heights and I did it! At the top Paul said, ‘You can be brave. You can do it. Don’t look down.’ The adrenalin rush was to get it over and done with. When I got to the ground I was so delighted and relieved to have achieved it.”
A BIG thank you to Paul for organising this opportunity and to everybody who supported the fund raising event.