8 to 11 (school years 4 - 6)
Royal blue polo shirt, royal blue sweatshirt, black shoes, black trousers
Meeting time and place
Saffron Walden Baptist Church, term time Tuesdays (see year book for details), 6:30pm – 7:45pm
The Junior Section aims to harness the energies and exuberance of our boys through a number of fun and physical activities. During the last couple of years, activities receiving the most enthusiastic responses were as follows: a series of Star Wars themed evenings, making and decorating clay candle-holders, ten pin bowling competitions, building wooden bird boxes, making and test-flying kites, learning juggling skills and a project on the food bank. Every year our section is responsible for making and displaying the Baptist Church Christmas decorations! All of this has enabled our lads to accomplish many of their Bronze, Silver and Gold Junior Section Awards: these badges are awarded at the end of each year at a special ceremony.
In the summer months, we like to take the boys out of the buildings to enjoy the open spaces of the town: games on The Common, town trails and challenges and last year we played laser tag at St Mark’s College.
Each week, the boys receive Christian teaching from one of our leaders which may be in the form of a Bible story, discussion or video; we end this time with an opportunity for prayer.
Our section draws boys from many of the town primary schools and has proved successful in forging friendships ahead of secondary school. Those boys who stay through to their final year of Junior Section find the transition to Company Section to be an exciting next step.
There is some further information on Juniors on our BB National Website.