take 5 Logo Welcome to July's take 5

Do you know any twins? Thomas, one of Jesus' disciples, was a twin but we don't know who his twin brother or sister was.

Thomas was one of the first followers of Jesus. He asked questions because he wanted to know more. He knew that following Jesus might be dangerous but still wanted to be with him.

Twin boys

Thomas missed out when Jesus appeared to the disciples after Easter. But when he did see him, he realised just how special Jesus was. Jesus was God.

Thomas is thought to have taken the good news about Jesus to India where there are some very old Christian communities.

Keep asking questions and get to know Jesus.

Chalking the landscape

Have you seen a huge chalk drawing on a hillside or on a pavement?

Osmington White Horse with King George III outside Weymouth

There are lots of chalk carvings in the landscape, especially horses. Some go back to 1000BC but others are more modern.

210 years ago, a large chalk picture of King George III riding a horse was carved into the chalky hillside overlooking the Weymouth to celebrate the king spending his summers in Weymouth - and making it the place to go for a holiday,

Chalk is still a favourite way to entertain tourists, Pavement artists create some brilliant pictures, some even look 3D.

Have a go at your own chalk picture this summer!

Pair of pears What are twins favourite fruit?


Look Out

Hanworth: Junior Boxing Monday and Friday 7.00-7.45pm

Hanworth: Youth Club Fridays 4.30-6.30pm

East Molesey: Alight! 6th and 20th July 4.30-5.30pm

Sunbury: ALOUD! 6th and 20th July 7-8pm

Hampton: All Age Worship 8th July 10.30am

Sunbury: Animal Rescue Zoo 8th July 3.30pm

Hanworth: All Age Worship 15th June 11am

Sunbury: Daybreak Anniversary Praise & Worship 10.30am

Teddington: All Age Worship for JMA 15th July 9.30am

Hampton: Messy Church 24th July 10.30 -12noon

The Beano

Do you read 'The Beano'? Maybe your parents or grandparents read it when they were children?

The Beano' is the longest running British children's comic. It was started in Dundee 80 years ago and is produced weekly.

In the 1950's it sold just under 2 million copies each week. Children enjoyed the capers of 'Dennis the Menace', 'Minnie the Minx', 'The Numskulls' and 'The Bash Street Kids'.

Dennis the Menace and Gnasha from The Beano

You can still buy the paper comic but you can also catch up with 'The Beano' on line and see some of the cartoons on TV.

Doctor, doctor, I think I'm seeing double

Please lay on the couch

Pair of couches

Which one?

Who belongs together?

Can you pair up these famous twins?

Tweedle Dum Esau
Fred Garnet
Jacob George
Ruby Gretel
Hansel Tim
Topsy Tweedle Dee

Answer below.

Pavement art

What you need

What you need for Pavement art
  • pavement
  • coloured chalks
  • something to kneel on

What you do


Pavement art step 1

Choose a dirt free paving slab or pavement.

Think about what to draw and the colours you need.


Pavement art step 2

Sketch out carefully and colour in.

Tip: Smudge colours together with your fingers.


Pavement art step 3

Enjoy the big picture!

Find the twins answers

Here are the twins all paired up.

Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee

Fred and George

Hansel and Gretel

Topsy and Tim

Ruby and Garnet

Jacob and Esau

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