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Doctor Luke

Luke wrote two of the books in the Bible, one about Jesus and the other about the disciples work after Jesus. He was a writer, a doctor and a traveller.

Painting of St Luke by Antônio Joaquim Franco Velasco

Although Luke didn't know Jesus, he decided to find out all about Jesus and write it down. His book helps people find out about Jesus and follow Jesus today.

He was interested in people's lives and health.

His book about Jesus includes the stories of the Good Samaritan and the great feast as well as stories about healing like the woman bent double and the centurion's servant.

NHS 70

In the not so long ago days, people in the UK had to pay for treatment from a doctor.

If people didn't have enough money they had to do without medicines and advice.

NHS Logo A National Health Service for England and Wales started 70 years ago paid for by government. It was to give good health care to everyone.

Today the NHS employs over 1 million people and treats 1 million people every 36 hours.


Red apple What can an apple do that half an apple can't?

It can look round!

Know your apples!

Find 10 apple names hidden in the word search. Words maybe across, down, diagonal and backwards!

Apple variety word search

  • Cox
  • Jazz
  • Rubens
  • Pink Lady
  • Bramley
  • Discovery
  • Royal Gala
  • Empire
  • Delicious
  • Granny Smith

Answers below.

Look Out

Hanworth: Youth Club Fridays 4.30pm

East Molesey: Alight 19th October 4.30-5.30pm

Sunbury: Aloud 19th October 7.00-8.00pm

Sunbury: Still Louder 19th October 8.00-9.00pm

Teddington: All Age Service 14th October 9.30am

Hampton: All Age Service 14th October 10.30am

Sunbury: SundayKidzClub 14th October 3.30pm

Hampton: Messy Church 23rd October 10.30am-12noon

East Molesey: Splodge 25th October 10.30am - 12 noon

East Molesey: Breakfast Service 4th November 10.00am

An Apple a Day

What's your favourite kind of apple?

Do you know that 21st October is Apple Day? It's a day which shows how important apples are to us and celebrates both fruit and tree. It takes place in markets and orchards, in the country and in the town.

Apples on display There are apples to taste and identify, fresh apple juice and recipes to enjoy. Sometimes there are poems and songs too.

Apples are full of fibre and vitamin C so doctors have used Apple Day to encourage healthy eating too!

Do you eat an apple a day?

College of Physicians

Have you seen a doctor? There are all kinds of doctors.

A physician is a doctor who works out what's wrong and what treatment to give. The kind of doctor people see at the local GP surgery.

500 years ago doctors were given a college by Henry VIII as a way to control medicines in London.

Soon it covered England and Wales and a book of medicines and their effects was published. But it would be nearly another 200 years before there were GP's and about 400 years before women were allowed to take the exams to become doctors.

Sarah Wollaston who is a GP as well as an MP The college still supports doctors and good health and patient care.

Lightbulb Doctor, Doctor

I feel like an apple.

We must get to the core of this!

Chocolate Apples

Apples are yummy - especially when coated in chocolate!

What you need

What you need for Chocolate Apples
  • apple
  • chocolate (Fairtrade is best!)
  • sprinkles
  • lolly stick
  • grease proof paper
  • 2 bowls
  • wooden spoon

What you do


Chocolate Apples step 1

Wash your apple and dry it.

Push the lolly stick through the core from the stem end. Make sure the stick is firm but doesn't come out at the opposite end.


Chocolate Apples step 2

Break the chocolate into a small bowl. Stand the bowl in a second larger bowl of hot water. Stir the chocolate from time to time as it melts.


Chocolate Apples step 3

When the chocolate has melted and is runny, dip the apple in the chocolate twisting it round to get it all covered.


Chocolate Apples step 4

Quickly shake sprinkles on the chocolate or place the sprinkles in a bowl and dip the apple in.

Leave to cool on the grease proof paper.


Chocolate Apples step 5

Eat on day of making. Mmmmm - scrumptious!

Know your apples answers

Apple variety word search answers

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