2nd West Kent - Anchor Boys Section

Who are the Anchors?

Anchors, the youngest group in the BB, is for Boys in school year 1 to 3.

 

 

What do they do?

The Anchor Boys is a friendly, creative, exhausting environment where the Boys have lots of fun and make new friends whom they may otherwise never rub shoulders with. They do a range of activities - crafts, assault courses, dodge ball, pirates, Nerf War, a weekly Bible story and a variety of other games, which all help with their personal development and everything done goes towards their badges.

 

 

All of this is done as part of a balanced programme that is separated into 5 different zones:

 

  • Body fit for fun
  • Mind think and do
  • Spirit God and me
  • Community me and my world
  • Creativity make and do

 

 

Everything the Anchor Boys do will help them to develop and to think for themselves, in a safe environment.

What else do I need to know?

The Anchor Boys have a special uniform that they wear every week to encourage a group identity. This can be purchased from us.

 

 

There is a small cost to be part of BB and for the Anchors it is just 1 per week. This money goes towards the cost of craft, games equipment and any trips we do.

When do we meet?

The Anchors meet on a Thursday evening between 5.30pm and 6.45pm.

 

 

We have three Church Parades a year - we expect all Boys (and their parents) to attend. Our enrolment service at St. Johns Church - meeting at 10am at our hall and parading down Old Dover Road to the church.

Why the Anchor Section?

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 programme will provide a wide variety of different activities including:

 

  • Learning new skills: the dexterity required for arts and crafts, 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, short 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.

 

 

And most importantly . . . opportunities for fun and enjoyment!

 

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