CLCGB Calendar

CLCGB Calendar
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Scripture Union - Guardians of Ancora

Scripture Union have recently launched Guardians of Ancora which is a free tablet game for 8- to 11-year-olds offering an amazing virtual world and an immersive interactive experience of Bible stories.

This can be used in your local Brigade Unit.

Guardians of Ancora Clubs are a simple and effective way to help build links with your local school. They run for 4 to 6 weeks with a small group of children at lunchtime or after school. They provide a great opportunity for children to get to know the Guardians of Ancora game and engage with the Bible stories it contains.

To find out more click on the following link:


Apple Swift Playgrounds - New app programming

Those looking to learn some coding techniques can now do so more easily following the launch of Apple’s Swift Playgrounds.

Although the iPad app looks more like a video game at first, it’s actually a series of coding lessons and challenges designed to teach kids the fundamentals of computer science, all based around Apple’s new programming language, Swift3. 

This is an interesting resource and could be used on a Brigade evening or to share wider to develop IT programming skills. To find out more information click the following link:

Hot Pot Exciting workshops in the North West

Hot Pot will be an exciting day for Children and Youth Leaders, an opportunity to network, reflect, learn new skills, and meet colleagues from across the North West. 

Throughout the day there will be a number of 'TED style' talks, workshops, and a key-note speech to set the scene for the day. We will also have resources available to purchase alongside information stalls from a range of Christian Organisations.  To see more and book a place visit the following website!hot-pot-training-events/qfd6e


Battle of the Somme - Findmypast

This week sees the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.  

The National Archives partners at have released more prisoner of war records, which are now available to search and download online.  The records can help you research and other actions from the First World War.

To visit the site click on the link above (please note this link goes to an external website).


Queen’s Patron’s Lunch: 11th to 12th June 2016- My Experiences, Amy Walker

Amy Walker was one of our members selected to attend The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations, for The Patron's Lunch in London.  Amy shares with us her experience of the whole event.

I was one of the 20 people to be invited to the Queen’s Patron’s Lunch at Buckingham Palace on the 12th June. It was a great honour and privilege for me to be selected from such a large number of brigade members. I was very excited as this was my first time visiting London, made greater by the opportunity to meet the royal family and be part of such a significant event.


On the morning of the lunch, myself and everyone else involved was really excited and we refused to let the typical British weather dampen our spirit. When we arrived at the Palace I had a mixture of feelings, I was feeling both overwhelmed and excited at the same time. The total number of people attending the event was amazing, 10,000 people had come together with the same purpose of celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday. Seeing how many different charities and organisations the Queen is a patron of is fantastic, it was a stunning view as they lined both sides of The Mall.

For the lunch we were presented with beautifully packed hampers full of British classic food, all packaged especially for the event. My particular favorite was the salmon as it was unlike any salmon I have had before, this was washed down with a classical British Pimms. As the rain eased, following the lunch was a parade celebrating 60 years of the Queen’s reign, each decade with a different theme and each decade representing the different charities and organisations involved in it all. I was taken back by the pipe band because I was impressed by the drummers, especially since I am a drummer within brigade.

Overall I loved the entire experience, truly one I will never forget. My first experience of London was one to remember, my thanks are to brigade for giving me this fantastic opportunity.