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Another Fun session at S.A.S.

This month's theme for the Service After School was the Good Samaritan and once all the children had assembled Judy Nicholls recounted the Story — somehow making it interesting without the use of props — just good "carrying" voice which kept the 30 odd children enthralled! After the story we had a song about love and friendship and then moved onto the activities for the afternoon.

As usual they were very varied — food is always popular and the children looked at the type of food the Samaritan might have been carrying — dried dates (regarded as very odd!) grapes and raspberries (very popular), raisins and chopped peppers ( also regarded with suspicion!) However a good attempt was made by all.

An obstacle race was set out down the aisle illustrating the roughness of the road — that proved to be very noisy! Helen had also prepared a type of map illustrating the journey made for Jerusalem to Jericho. The theme of love and neighbourliness was continued with red hearts and a friendship chain and the children were encouraged to think "who is my neighbour?" by making a house picture with space for people at the windows.

We were delighted to have the company of Christopher who had prepared several large lumps of Play dough — they must have weighed a ton! They were used to talk about our world and places that cause us concern. Very effective!

Time passes very quickly at SAS and eventually the tide goes out and only the debris of paper, glue and bits of food are left!

SAS meets at St. Lawrence church on the 2nd Thursday of the month. It is staffed by members of the GAP churches and all children are welcome to join in after school.

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