Forever Free..

We are really pleased to announce that the theme for the 2017 Holiday is going to be “Forever Free..”artwork.png

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You can do it!

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We are excited to let you know that our theme for 2016 is going to be You can do it! Focusing on Micah 6 v8 we’ll explore how being a Christian is a way of life meaning that children and adults alike can be involved in the mission of God.

We will explore this through studying scripture, social action, testimony and discussion.

Book soon to confirm your place!

 

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2016 Bookings now open

We’re so excited, and we just can’t hide it. We know, we know, we know you want to!

You know you want to sign up for a week of amazing adventures of faith, fun and friends!

The X:site National Holiday 2016 will take place from the 1st – 5th August 2016 at Bilton Grange near Rugby.

The price is only £171 but there is a discount of £15 per child when more than 1 child books from the same family.

Grants of up to £80 per child are also available from the David Chilcott fund, contact us for more details.

Book online now here:

www.scriptureunion.org.uk/xsitenationalholiday

 

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Day 4 – X:site’s Got Talent!

Well, Day 4 was packed with so much! We certainly know how to have fun on the X:site National Holiday 😉 The children have been learning about stories of courage today (starting with fears thanks to the Cowardly Lion). Did you know that Ian’s biggest fear is melted marshmallows?!

Then after a good time xploring and sharing together in their colour teams, the children have enjoyed projects and workshops gallore. Bubbleology bubbled over again (the art room is the cleanest it’s ever been!), the ukelele band are sounding brilliant, the improvised dramas are coming together and the craft is fantastic.

But this evening was the best! Our Emerald City Ball went down a treat with good food, good friends, X:site’s Got Talent (it really has!) and our annual disco with plenty of silly dancing  and the whole holiday doing the Macarena together!

We finished the evening with our Quiet Celebration in the school’s chapel, where we focussed on all the things we’re thankful to God for.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all on Friday and sharing some of the things we’ve been doing this week, at our final X:site Celebration at 3pm. See you soon!

Alison

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Nearly the end of this chapter in our story.

It’s our final breakfast together. Sad to leave but looking forward to seeing our families again. Our celebration service begins at 3pm today there will be tea and coffee available for parents from 2:30 pm.  We can’t wait to share the story of our week with you.

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Day 3 – Gullivers!

We’re off to see the Wizard….this time we thought about the tin man and how he wanted a heart, and we explored a story of God’s love for us and how we can love God and others.

Then of course it was off to Gulliver’s Land for a day of fun, rides, friends, sweets and treats! Everyone had a brilliant time and the girls on the pirate ship were even asked to sing LOUDER!

Our campfire turned out to be a bit damp, so after a few minutes of being outside round a real fire, we returned inside for a slightly drier time of campfire songs and dances (did you know that Joe has a wife and 3 kids and works in a butter factory, or that unfortunately Moz’s horse died again this year but had a funeral attended by many people from around the world?)

The boys beat the girls again tonight in the sleep race, with all their dorms being asleep within 10 minutes of lights out! We’re looking forward to a great Thursday with the Emerald City Ball and X:site’s Got Talent. Many prayers have been said today thanking God for friends, Gulliver’s, comfort, food, sweets, fun, X:site; and asking help and protection for friends and family.

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X:site Day 2

Day 2 is already over and the children are in bed! We’ve had so much fun with inflatables, more swimming, yummy food, team challenge Olympics, playing games together and starting our projects and workshops. During our X:site meeting we learned a “story of brain” (linking to the Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz) where Jesus explained about how we are like a wise man who builds his house on the rock when we listen to Jesus and make wise decisions in our lives. Each dorm was also visited this morning by a Storyteller who shared a bit of their own story of how God has cared for and helped them, as David describes in Psalm 23.

Tomorrow is very busy with our trip to Gullivers’, so I’ll leave you with a few photos:

Can you guess who these Junior Bubbleologists are?!

– Alison

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