From Thursday 6th of June, we had a camp at the centre for some Belarussian children. This was done as part of a Servants Aloft programme, which brings over children from Belarus who are affected by the fallout from the Chernobyl accident in 1986. This year around 150 children came over, and we had 16 children with 4 adults for the two weeks.
The aim of the camp was twofold: to give the children a holiday which would boost their immune systems and to minister to their spiritual needs. We had a lot of help from various churches, individuals and organisations, and this was greatly appreciated.
Here are some pictures taken during the two weeks:
The children had plenty of time to enjoy themselves, at the centre and on various trips. They also sang some Belarussian songs at some of the places they visited.
Glasgow's Art Gallery is a great place to spend the day when it's a bit rainy outside (most of the year, then) and it's close to the Transport Museum, so you can see both in a day.
On the first Wednesday, we had several of the other groups join us at the centre for a sports day, followed by a barbecue and a meeting. It rained a bit during the barbecue but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of all who came.
The Science Centre is a new building with lots of experiments to try out. I liked the satellite dishes you can whisper to each other through.
Strathclyde Police took the kids for a day, and were very generous with their time and presents for the children. They went to Pollok Park, where the police train their horses and dogs.
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This page by David Meiklejohn.