‘Make and bake’ takes the cake

2015-07-07 06:01
Above: The Gleemoor Baptist Church hosted about 40 children during its annual “make and bake” week of activities during the school holiday.

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Above: The Gleemoor Baptist Church hosted about 40 children during its annual “make and bake” week of activities during the school holiday. PHOTOS: Iona malan

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Children of the Gleemoor Baptist Church enjoyed their annual “make and bake” week last week.

This year’s theme, “Made by me”, saw children create items from rag dolls to heart mobiles made with clothes hangers.

Iona Malan has been facilitating the week of activities since 2010. The initiative is aimed at girls between the ages of 8 and 15 in an effort to stifle the boredom so many children experience during the mid-year school holidays.

Approximately 40 girls attended this year, with four boys joining in the fun.

“There are so many children who have very little to do during their school holidays, and (we) felt that this is an opportunity to allow the children to develop some basic skills in needlework and cake or sweet making,” says Malan.

A number of women and some young adults of the Church help with the activities.

Malan is grateful for the church and its members for contributing to lunch, as well as providing a safe environment.

“We have seen the project grow over the past years,” she adds.


For more information contact Malan on 084 650 6211

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