Wild Swimming & Marshmallow Toasting with Emmaus

Derek Shurvell writes: On a balmy September evening the Emmaus Club enjoyed an outdoor activity of swimming in a natural pond, trampolining, clambering and swinging around & over a large tree house and generally hanging out together. Hot dogs were cooked by the youth leaders on a camp fire, ending with toasted marshmallows on sticks. … [Read more…]

The new Emmaus Year begins

Derek Shurvell writes: The new Emmaus term began with a lively bunch of youngsters at West Hoathly Village Hall on Friday evening. We played a variety of games, indoor hockey, table tennis, rock paper scissors, Dodgeball, and strawberry laces speed eating. Ending with circle time when we explained the aims of the club, lit a candle … [Read more…]

If you go down to the woods today…

Derek Shurvell writes: Teddy bears Picnic, Sunday 7th July. The light rain stopped and the Teddy bears gathered on the Ashdown Forest to have one of their occasional Picnics.  Taking in the panoramic views the Teddys introduced themselves, and were thrown up high from an old parachute where they sang their favourite song before running down … [Read more…]

End of Term Swimming fun with Emmaus

Derek Shurvell writes: Our final meeting of the Summer Term took place at Leams End, a property with stunning views across Sussex to The Downs. On a warm, pleasant evening the youngsters took to the inviting swimming pool for most of the 2 hour session. Those who changed early played various outdoor games in the … [Read more…]

Stream walking & mud sliding.

Derek Shurvell writes: On Friday 5th July the Emmaus Club went Stream Walking at Tywford. This involves, as the name suggests walking along a stream without getting water into your boots. This is harder than you think along a twisty stream with over hangs, fallen tree trunks and deep pools. At the end of our walk … [Read more…]