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…]

Emmaus at Chiddinglye, June 2019.

Derek Shurvell writes: Emmaus Club Friday 28th June. On a balmy evening we walked across the fields to Chiddinglye to enjoy the delights of their swimming pool. A good 80 minutes was spent swimming and diving / jumping in, off the diving board, the simple pleasures of life. Tuck was eagerly consumed before walking back to the … [Read more…]