On Saturday 13th July Conway Road Methodist Church went to Barry Island. Attended by 13 children and 17 adults.
We hired a large beach hut with electricity and all arrived in the morning for lunch. It was a lovely warm day, with plenty of tea, sandwiches and home baked cakes.
There were two groups of the people, those who were sat in close proximity to the kettle in the beach hut and those who set up camp on the beach with the kids.
The children decided it was important to rid the area of all stones, so they all set about digging and filling buckets full of rocks. They had a system and everyone had a job to do – very inventive to watch.
There were quite a few swimmers amongst us who braved the water and of course commented on how it was ‘not that bad once your in.’
Then there was rounders. Some of those from the beach hut left their teacups and came to join us on the beach. Gracie took position of bowler and we all had 3 bats each, at first it was a little chaotic with many children not clear on the rules. Coco wanted to run from 1st to 4th base missing out 2nd and 3rd base. While Morgan wanted to keep on batting & just running, when he should have been fielding. Once we had got into the swing of it, we all enjoyed the game, but we weren’t quite sure which team won.
Some of the children found the spraying jets and boulders, they jumped from one to the next trying not to get too wet from the spray, which was to no avail. This warranted another costume change, it was a good job all the parents seemed to have brought their children at least 3 outfits to wear.
There was a lot of laughter and everyone enjoyed themselves, and of course at the end of a long day of fun in the sun a cold ice cream was enjoyed by all. Lets hope the church Barry Island trip becomes an annual event.