Improv, foot jenga and socks

elvisthevicar.jpgI had a great time at a youth group last week who were having a kind of ‘Britain’s got X Factor’ Talent competition. I was one of the judges (eek) alongside the vicar (sporting the glasses here and the fine pair of lice ladders) and a lass from the Diocese.
It was a fabulous evening! There was a great sense of how much the young people were encouraged and valued at the group as I’ve never known such a great range of ‘acts’ ….. even improv comedy and Scottish dancing!! (with the young people as young as 11).
To complete the evening the leaders delivered their own act which they had spent weeks rehearsing, choreographing and costuming. Hilarious beyond belief and I will never hear Bucksfizz’s “Making Your MInd Up’ in the same way again.
Really fab to spend an evening with such a great church and the young people from the local community. #Ilovemyjob
Closer to home the teenagers here are a constant source of delight. Loved the Youth Carol Service …. particularly the shepherds out on the hillside washing their socks and hanging them up to dry as part of the unfolding nativity tableau.
Last night we were playing Giant Jenga … and the suggestion was made for ‘Foot Jenga’ instead. Rather than the normal 3 and 3 layout with spaces (as per giant jenga instuctions) the tower was made 4 on 4 with no spaces. Despite my skepticism about this working, it did … and was brilliant. The teens managing not only to remove bricks with their feet but to place them on the top. HILARIOUS!
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No more youth groups want me until the new year now 🙁

One Reply to “Improv, foot jenga and socks”

  1. There is always Christmas Eve at St P’s (with Sunday school AND youth group!!!! Can’t promise Elvis though …. or purple all in ones!

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