Sunflowers children’s meeting is for children aged 4 to 12. We meet in the Long Room, which is upstairs. Each month we have a theme related to Quakerism: e.g. peace, simplicity, truth, equality, community and sustainability. We do something different each week, including drama, discussion, cooking, crafts and story-telling.
The first time a child comes to Sunflowers, their parent(s)/carer(s) will be asked to complete a form with some basic details. The child can then stay in children’s meeting on their own. Parent(s)/carer(s) don’t have to attend the main Meeting for Worship, but they must stay on the Meeting House premises.
We all come into the main Meeting for Worship ten minutes before the end, and join with the adults in the gathered silence. At the end of the main Meeting for Worship, we tell everybody else about what we have done in children’s meeting. We stay in the Meeting House and listen to the notices and announcements.
In August, Sunflowers and Beansprouts and are combined into one group, and we play together.