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Ship wrecked

Have you been on a boat in rough weather? It can be scary.

When St Paul was a prisoner, he had to travel to Rome by boat. There was a strong wind and raging sea.

Painting of rough sea at a Jetty painted by Jacob van Ruisdael

As the storm went from bad to worse, the sailors tried to land the boat on a beach. The ship struck a bank, waves crashed over the boat and it broke up.

Everyone had to swim for their lives. No-one drowned but they were shipwrecked.

Paul encouraged the crew. He trusted God would take care of him, even when he was afraid.

Look Out

East Molesey: August Thursdays 9.30 -11.30am fun for under 5's

Hampton: 29-31st August Messy Church 10.30am -12 noon

Messy Church

Hanworth: Youth Club All August Fridays 4.30-6.30pm

Ocean Expedition

Thor Heyerdahl wanted to see if people from long ago could have sailed from Peru across the Pacific Ocean. So 70 years ago he built a raft named Kon Tiki.

Georg Friedrich Handel

The raft was made from balsa wood logs tied together with hemp rope. It had a bamboo cabin, a mast with sail and a large oar for steering.

The crew of six men sailed away using stars and sun to steer by. They survived a whale shark, high waves and storms.

The raft travelled 4,300 miles before hitting a reef where it broke up and the mast snapped. They were shipwrecked on an island near Tahiti

What an adventure!

Fish in the tank puzzle Why was the ship so cheap

It was on sail!

Happy holidays
Raft Race

Have you seen a raft race?

Raft race

There are lots of local raft races on rivers throughout the summer. Often they raise money for charities.

The challenge is to design and build a raft from materials which will float so that it can carry a team. The team paddle and steer their raft down the course.

There may be prizes for speed, design and fancy dress. Not all rafts float or finish the race but there's lots of splashing and fun!

Say Cheese!

Icthus fish Have you taken a photo today?

Millions of photos are taken every minute using cameras and mobiles.

World Photo Day on 19th August celebrates the day the French government gave away the rights on the photographic process to the world so everyone could take photos for free!

People around the world are encouraged to connect through photos, showing the world as they see it. Photos can tell stories, inspire us and encourage us to change things too.

Does your photo tell a story?

Knock, knock

Who's there?


Rhoda who?

Rhoda boat as fast as you can!!

Sail to the island

Who makes it to the island?

Sailing boats heading for island

Jelly Boats

Try this fun summer treat!

What you need

What you need for Jelly Boats
  • grapefruit or oranges
  • jelly
  • wooden spoon
  • measuring jug
  • sharp knife
  • coloured paper
  • scissors
  • cocktail sticks
  • cutting board
  • Bowl or patty pan

What you do


Jelly Boats step 1

Cut the grapefruit or orange in half and scoop out the flesh to leave the fruit skin halves.

Don't forget to eat the fruit!


Jelly Boats step 2

Make up the jelly following the packet instructions but use a little less water to make the jelly firmer.

Tip: Ask an adult for help measuring hot water.


Jelly Boats step 3

Place the fruit skin halves on a patty pan or in a bowl to keep it upright. Pour in the jelly until it is level with the top.

Place in refrigerator to set.


Jelly Boats step 4

When the jelly has set cut the jelly in half with a sharp knife.

Tip: Ask an adult for help with the knife


Jelly Boats step 5

Cut out a triangle of coloured paper for the sail. Skewer with the cocktail stick and place in the centre of the jelly boat.

If you make some green or blue jelly, chop it into pieces to make a sea and invite your friends to float jelly boats before eating.


Sail to the island

The green boat reaches the island

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