5 – 8 YEARS
This age group has its own programme called Anchors based on six areas; get active, get adventurous, get creative, get involved, get learning and get into the bible.
The emphasis is on fun and programme activities include games, crafts, stories and opportunities to learn and share in new experiences. Throughout their time in the Anchor Section, children can gain badges and recognition for their participation in the programme.
Through our programme we want to provide children and young people with opportunities to develop skills, to be creative, to have adventures, to try new things and to make a difference.
As a young person starts out on their BB adventure, we believe they are entitled
… to experience new challenges. To develop and use existing skills, to learn new skills, to develop confidence, to have a sense of achievement and receive recognition.
… to be listened to and have a say. To have their opinions listened to and acted upon wherever possible.
… to be respected and valued. To be trusted and given responsibility, to be treated as you would like to be treated, to experience a safe environment, to be individually appreciated, to have the opportunity to be part of the wider community.
… to have fun. To be able to come to BB because they enjoy it and want to.
… to have the opportunity to develop a personal Christian faith. To be able to explore their own faith, at their own speed, in a way that is approachable and meets their individual needs.
When, Where & How Much?
5:30pm – 6:30pm
St. Johns Church, Argyll Street, Dunoon
The cost (Subs) for the 1st Cowal is £1 per week
Parents or Guardians are able to pay either weekly, termly (£12.33 per term) or annually (£37 per year) by cash, card or direct debit.
Subs covers our insurance costs, as well as covers the cost of materials & facility hire for the year.
There may also occasionally be additional costs for optional activities such as day trips or residentials.
Safe & Welcoming
All our Leaders are required to undergo PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) checks – this is similar to the Criminal Records Checks in England & Wales.
Our Leaders also received training in Child Protection, and our senior Leaders also undergo thorough Youth Leadership Training.
All of this is designed to ensure we create a safe, secure & welcoming environment for young people & their families.