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The Anchor Boys programme is packed with games, crafts, music, stories and activities specifically aimed at their age. The Anchor Boys offers for many the first chance to work together, to co-operate in a joint activity and to work (or play) as a team. Boys therefore spend a majority of the evening doing activities through the 5 core types of play. The Anchor Activity Scheme is a new addition to the programme for Anchor Boys. The aim of this scheme is for Boys to gain their awards as they take part in the usual section programme. The activity Scheme uses materials under the 5 following headings:

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Body - Fit for Fun
Variety of games and physical activities

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Mind - Think and Do
Puzzles, quizzes, thinking games, treasure hunts, hobbies and collections.

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Spirit - God and Me
Devotions, prayers, bible stories, characters & Christian Festivals.

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Community - Me and my World
Conservation, the local community, the church and helping others.

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Creativity - Make and Do
Crafts, simple cooking, mime and drama.

 

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Children of this age are developing rapidly. There are big changes in a child's mental, emotional, social and physical development. However, all children are different and have a variety of needs. The relationships formed with children at this age can be important in assisting them to achieve a sound sense of personal and group identity.

The Anchor Boy programme will provide a wide variety of different activities including:

  • Learning new skills: the dexterity required for arts and crafts and following simple instructions for games and activities.
  • Developing confidence: given opportunities to do things for themselves, praise for good behaviour, taking part in simple role-play, mime and drama.
  • Developing physical skills: co-ordination games, hopping, skipping and balancing games.
  • Developing independence: being given simple choices of activities, special trips and visits.
  • Developing a group identity: belonging to a group, going on trips as a group, taking part in group activities.
  • Developing an awareness of the needs of others: learning to share and co-operate.
  • Developing a personal identity: learning about how we are all different, looking at the different needs and interest of others.