The WAY had two meetings in October. The first (Oct 14) was when Sara B-W presented the teenagers with a new challenge – helping to devise a game based on questions and answers around the Life of Christ. It is intended as a learning tool, but also an entertaining pastime for all ages. Thomas (Wright) was so taken with the idea that he started to devise a game of his own when he got home! Issy and Jo (Reed) took home a spinner to decorate. Sara (B-W) was commissioned to look around for symbols, such as a cross, a loaf of bread or a fish, to use as counters.
For the second meeting (Oct 28) Richard B-W did a short talk and object handling session on Tanzania. Among the objects were a dried puffer fish, brightly coloured kangas (cloth worn by the Tanzanian women) and some children’s toys. This east African country was home to Richard and Sara for many months and their son Ollie went to school there.
There are two November sessions. For the first, (Nov 11) Angela (George) plans to walk round Wymondham with the teenagers with a quiz on the town, followed by some hot soup and bread back at the school room. If it is wet, the walk will be postponed. The second session, (Nov 25) has not been decided at the time of going to press but Angela is exploring the idea of looking at how the church has changed over the last century, with a particular emphasis on what young people today know about the Christian faith and how they engage with it compared to their parents, grandparents and great grandparents.
Some advance notice of December now. This is always a very busy month for Christians so The WAY is advertising its activities both now and in the December magazine. There will be only one regular meeting on December 9th which will probably be a Christmas party, when WAY members may host their parents and other church members. The WAY is involved in three more activities in December - on December 6 the teenagers and helpers will be manning one of the stalls for the Wymondham Christmas Fair (formerly the Dickensian evening); on the afternoons of December 1 or 2 there will be an Advent Art Workshop with Clare Pastorius; and on the afternoon of 16 December at 2pm is the Abbey Christmas Craft Workshop in the Abbey Hall, followed at 3.30pm with the Christingle Service in the Abbey. This event is aimed at children and families and Angela is looking for helpers to assist with the running of the workshop. Please get back to Angela as soon as possible if you would like to help.