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Junior Section & Company Section – Annual Holiday 2022

The Boys’ Brigade North West District Training Centre

The Boys’ Brigade
North West District Training Centre

As you know, this year we have booked the The Boys’ Brigade Northwest District Training Centre at Kirkham for our Easter holiday, which runs from Monday 4th April 2022 to Saturday 9th April 2022.

Some of you may recall this was our destination in 2019 as well and was also intended to be our destination in both 2020 and 2021 but both of these holidays were cancelled due to the Covid-19 restrictions. As with previous years this will be a joint holiday with the Juniors and Company Section. Normally the sections run their own programme of activities, however there is occasionally some joint ventures as this can often get us better rates which means we can keep the costs to the parents as low as possible.

We have utilised the centre at Kirkham many times in the past, a total of fifteen times in total between the Junior Section and Company Section, so as you can see we like this centre and it has always been well received by both the boys and staff alike.

Kirkham Centenary Hall

Centenary Hall

Why do we like it so much?

The centre is situated on the outskirts of the town of Kirkham in Lancashire, just a fifteen minute drive from Blackpool. We will also have exclusive use of the facilities of the centre itself which contains a number of dormitories, a large industrial catering kitchen and multipurpose dining and activities hall in the main building. The centre also has a large sports hall with Pool tables, Table Tennis tables and a climbing wall as well as a large grassy area which can be used for sports or camping and also an adventure playground.

Activities for the duration of our stay are listed below and include visits to attractions in the local area such as a Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Go Karting as well as LaserTag, swimming, and a cinema trip, etc.

Dining and Lounge area

Dining and Lounge area

Obviously this trip will go ahead dependent on there being no additional restrictions put in place due to Covid.  If it becomes necessary for the trip to be cancelled due to Covid boys will be refunded all money paid.  Similarly, if any individual has to cancel due to testing positive for Covid, they will receive a refund of all monies they have paid.

The date for making your deposit to attend the holiday has already passed and boys attending will have be issued with a payment card, and the balance of the money can be paid up week by week if you wish; however, this to be paid in full no later than Wednesday 23rd March.

Please note, any cancellations after 28th February will be subject to payment in full (excluding cancellations due to Covid).

Below is the programme for the holiday:

 

Juniors Company Section
Monday Morning Travelling, then Beach and Sand Dunes
Afternoon
Evening Games Hall
Tuesday Morning Knowsley Safari Park Ascent Trampoline Park
Afternoon Formulakart
Evening Quiz Night & Games Hall Cinema
Wednesday Morning Sandcastle Waterworld & Blackpool shops and Amusements
Afternoon
Evening Escape Reality / DVD Night
Thursday Morning Wacky World Clip-n-Climb
Afternoon Action Tag Warfare
Evening Escape Reality / DVD Night
Friday Morning Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Afternoon
Evening Cinema Quiz & DVD Night
Saturday Morning Games Hall
Afternoon Travelling

 

Christmas Holidays 2021

Our Christmas holidays are as follows:

  • Anchor Boys finished on 8th December 2021 and will resume on 12th January 2022.
  • Junior Section finish on 20th December 2021 and will resume on 10th January 2022.
  • Company Section finish on 15th December 2021 and will resume on 12th January 2022.

 

We hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and a very Happy new year!

Boys’ Brigade and Girlguiding Christmas Appeal 2021

We have been thinking about all the children and families in our area who are struggling and with Christmas fast approaching decided to offer our hand of friendship and organise our Christmas Appeal again.

Organisations will help to contribute in different ways i.e. donate one nights collections, decorate and fill boxes as part of badge work.  We are extending our appeal to parents and members of the congregation to take part and would be grateful if you could donate something from the list below.

 

ALL DONATIONS WILL STAY IN OUR AREA

The tinned food is to ensure the families will have a Christmas dinner!!!

This list is only a suggestion to give some ideas and on behalf of the families, we are very grateful for all donations!!

Christmas Crackers Tinned Custard Gift Sets for Boys and Girls
Selection Boxes Tinned Rice Pudding New Toys
Sweets Coffee Board Games – Age 5 and upwards
Christmas Cake Tea Bags Hats
Chocolates Shampoo Scarves
Chocolate Biscuits Soap Gloves
Cream Biscuits Toothpaste/Brushes Socks, Boys and Girls
Shortbread Nappies 4, 5, 6 Pants, Boys and Girls
Mince Pies Soap Powder Tights, Age2  upwards
Rice Cleaning Materials Warms Pyjamas, Boys and Girls
Pasta Colouring Books/Crayons Pants, Gents
Pasta Sauce Colouring Pens/Pencils Socks, Gents
Tinned Fruit Art Sets Notepad, Eraser,

Ruler, Sharpener

Tinned Fish Nail Varnish Sets(girls over 12) Pencil Case
Nice Tinned Meat Hair Clips/Bobbles Small Ball eg Tennis Ball
Tinned Potatoes Combs Hand and Bath Towels
Tinned Vegetables Brushes  

 

The tinned food is to ensure the families will have a Christmas dinner.  This list is only a suggestion to give you some ideas.  On behalf of the families we are grateful for all donations!