What's Happening in Anchor Boys in Northern Ireland
Over the last 6 months the Training and Programme Officer and the Chairpersons of our NID Sectional Committees have been meeting regularly via Zoom. We have journeyed together from the start of lock-down; thinking, planning and praying for what the 20/21 session entails for our Anchors, Juniors, Company & Senior sections within the NI District. From these discussions we have pressed pause on some of the usual activities that we know and love from the yearly calendar and we have been creatively thinking of a different and exciting programme to challenge, entertain and engage with our children and young people.
NEW! For the 20/21 session we are excited to announce various new and creative competitions and challenges including the Six in Six Challenge (details above) which has been developed for all sections and can be enjoyed BB at Home style or socially distanced at your company night depending on your local circumstances.
Click here to go to our Six in Six Challenge page on this website.
Competitions for 2020-2021
We have collectively decided to not hold any Northern Ireland District face-to-face competitions during the 20/21 session. We firmly believe the focus right now is getting BB restarted at a local level. There will be no National Competitions for Company Section/Seniors this session and we will not be running our annual conferences in 20/21. We really look forward to seeing you engage in the activities planned for this year and pray for you as you plan and prepare to return to BB in these strange times.
David Penney, Training & Programme Officer
Anne Houston, Anchor Boy Committee Chairperson
Sharon Mackey, Junior Section Committee Chairperson
Stanley Alexander, Company Section Committee Chairperson
2019/2020 Art Competition
We will be running the usual colouring competition for the 20/21 session. Templates are available for P1 - P4, A4 Size and can be completed at home or in your hall, if back to face-to-face sessions.
The colouring templates are themed on God's promises for feeling good, loved, cared for, safe and not afraid. An important message for good emotional well being in our youngest members post Covid-19.
*Colouring template - God Cares for Me - P1
*Colouring template - God Loves Me - P2
*Colouring template - Trust God - P3
*Colouring template - Be Stong - P4
Anchor Boy Project 2020/2021 - Habitat for Humanity
All of us at Habitat, are delighted to have been chosen as the Anchor Boys Project for 2020/2021. We are thankful for the connections we have already with Boys' Brigade Northern Ireland and are looking forward to working with you this year.
Habitat seeks to put God's love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. We believe in a world where everyone, everywhere has a safe place to live. COVID-19 means that all of us have spent more time at home, school at home and work at home! Sometimes that has been fun and maybe other times it was challenging but we have been safe at home and we could wash our hands. Nearly one in 4 people in our world don't have a home where they can stay safe and they don't have water to wash their hands.
Chief Executive, Habitat for Humanity NI
Resources for leaders
* Anchors Project Pack 2020/2021
* Create an Online Fundraising Page for your Company
* Activity 1: Who lives in a house like this?
* Activity 2: What does home mean to you?
* Activity 3: Duplo/Lego House Building Competition
* Activity 4: Building the Kingdom
* Activity 5: What do ReStores do?
* Activity 6: Gingerbread House Challenge
Anchor Boy Display Ideas
If you click on an item below, it will display as a PDF document.
- Ten Little Candles
- The Little Cowboy
- The Rainbow That Argued
- We Are The Greatest
- When I Grow Up
- 10 Little Scarecrows
- Display Welcome and Closing
- The Little Cowboy
- We Are The Greatest
- Baking Ideas
- Christmas Alphabet
- Audition for a Star
- Jesus Calms the Storm
Games, Crafts and General Programme Ideas
Check out our * Boys' Brigade Pinterest Account for some ideas and inspiration.