At Ilketshall St Lawrence we really value our links with our local community. Our local church holds an after school outdoor church club called EXPLORE! in the school grounds. These sessions are led by Rev. Jane Held, who is one of our school governors. The club is for 4-11 year olds and meets once a month, on a Tuesday afternoon, in the school’s outdoor classroom. Each session lasts for 75 minutes. They have circle time, then a bible story, then an activity involving outdoor materials, exploring creation, and making something. Then they have a snack and drink and a prayer and goodbyes.
It is part of the church community's approach to alternative ways of engaging with children, young people and their families, in the places they live their lives and giving them a taste of faith tucked into other things.