Children aged between nine and 13 have enjoyed a varied programme at the United Reformed Church Children’s Assembly; they have devised and participated in dramas, contributed to General Assembly and played lots of fishing and seaside-themed games, but many children said that they most enjoyed visiting the beach in Scarborough and participating in the sandcastle competition (pictured).
For their sandcastle competition, the children created biblical scenes including a scene about Jonah (a big fish regurgitating a man!), the walls of Jericho, and Noah’s ark. The sandcastles were judged by the children and the Jericho scene was deemed the winner; it took half an hour to build.
Commenting on Children’s Assembly so far, Korey, aged 10, said that he particularly enjoyed making new friends. Pat, aged 12, enjoyed the “thinking hats” drama, which was performed during General Assembly on Saturday (8 July): “It was fun because you got to be on the big screen and wear the massive hats” he said.