We are planning to attend 3Generate at Pontins, Southport on Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November 2017.
3Generate is an annual weekend event for young people, aged between 8 and 23, organised by the Methodist Church. The event exists to provide an opportunity for the Church to hear from and be informed by young people. Each year 3Generate is planned and shaped by children and young people for children and young people - alongside a team of adult facilitators from the Connexion (the Methodist Church in the whole of Britain), who specialise in working with children and young people. So, as well as providing opportunities for lots of indoor and outdoor activities at the venue, the weekend will also give your children and young people the chance to make friends and engage with issues that really matter to them - both in the Church and in their wider world.
3Generate offers time and space to worship and have fun together. The Youth President election is held at 3Generate, along with voting for any other representative roles that are open to young people. The 3Generate programme also enhances the UK Schools' National Curriculum - which aims to 'provide opportunities for all pupils to learn, to achieve' and 'to promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life’.
The weekend is open to children and young people aged between 8 and 23, with sessions, activities and accommodation split into three distinctive age groups - 8-11s (school years 4-6), 11-18s (school years 7-13) and 18-23s. The weekend programme will include a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities - music, theatre, drama, comedy, discussion, debates, worship, prayer, sports, crafts and much more. In 2017, for the first time, children and young people and their leaders will attend as a group. Groups will stay in accommodation, together with their leaders, who will be responsible for their care throughout the event.
Tickets are £110! As always we will offer financial help where we can!