Morley children have a crafty time

Katie Gibson, Sophie Borcyzck, Sophie Smith making T-Light lanterns as their craft activity
Katie Gibson, Sophie Borcyzck, Sophie Smith making T-Light lanterns as their craft activity

Children in south Morley had a crafty time at a special holiday club last week.

A total of 36 children enjoyed the Chattabox Holiday Club at the Wesley Playhouse just off Howden Clough Road on the Morley/Birstall border.

Held each morning of the week, children enjoyed games stories, craft, singing, stories, competitions as well as being able to play on the huge Noah’s Ark in the playhouse.

The club was organised by Morley Community Church after its members responded to a call by local councillors and Leeds City Council Outer Area South Committee for youth activities for children over the Easter holiday period in Morley.

Eight volunteers from the church gave a combined total of over 140 hours of their time to make the club a success. They helped to organise the programme, supervise children, provide craft activities, make refreshments, play instruments and drive the minibus that provided transport to the Wesley Playhouse. Children were able to make badges, note holders, key rings, boxes, tea–Light lanterns, picture frames and grassheads during their craft activities.

On the final day a celebration and prizegiving was held with parents, volunteers and friends watching children receive their prizes from the Deputy Mayor of Morley Coun Simon Kimberley, who said the church had worked tremendously hard at organising this playscheme for a wide range of children in south Morley.

He said: “This church has organised an incredibly imaginative week for these children and members have spared no effort in providing a first class playscheme. They have played an important role in encouraging youngsters to engage in positive and wholesome activities during the school holidays.”

Andy Dalton, who coordinated the event, thanked everyone who had helped to make the play scheme a success from volunteers, church members, Leeds City Council Outer South Area Committee, town councillors and the management of the Wesley Playhouse.