Games, community & friendship
For school years 5 & 6, Rock Solid is a chance for young people to meet up and have fun together in a safe and friendly environment. We start the evening with a variety of group games and activities, before a ‘slot’ thinking about life & faith, often prompted by a short video or film. After this, the children have ‘free time’, where people chat, play games (including Pool, table tennis, air hockey, table football, PlayStation games & football), join activities, such as organised craft, and have some sweets & drinks from the tuck shop.
Indoors & outdoors
We have a large indoor space, including a hall and multiple community rooms, inside which we have some comfy sofas and various games & craft activities.
The large outdoor space we have also enables people to participate in many activities, particularly in the summer, such as basketball, badminton, catch, football and skipping (with a rope).
Impressive tuck shop
Alongside the exciting activities organised throughout the evening, people also have an opportunity spend a small amount of money on items from our tuck shop, including soft drinks, and a variety of sweets, all priced between 1p and 60p.
Thursdays at 6:00pm to 7:30pm for School Years 5 & 6
A free, weekly activity held in the Schoolroom at West Mersea Free Church.
There is no cost to attend, but children can bring a maximum of £1 to spend at the tuck shop.
Flyers & Letters
There are 30 places at Rock Solid, and new places are initially allocated on the following basis:
- Those on the Rock Solid register for the previous Academic Year
- Children who regularly attend West Mersea Free Church on a Sunday
- First-come, first-served basis
In the past, we have sometimes needed to operate a waiting list. During such times, failure to attend Rock Solid for more than two evenings per half term (with exceptions for sickness, school events and other good reasons) may result in places being forfeited, and the child being added to the waiting list.
We politely request that children do not arrive early as we do not always have enough leaders on site before the published start time (6:00pm) to adequately care for young people.
All children are expected to be collected promptly at 7:30pm to enable Boulder, our youth group for older children (school years 7-11), to commence on time. Children from Rock Solid are not allowed to leave without being collected by a responsible adult.