Lighthouse Bourne End

What is Lighthouse?

Lighthouse is a Christian holiday club for primary-school aged children which gets the summer holidays off to a great start. Lighthouse started in Great Missenden in 1987 and has continued to grow. Lighthouse Bourne End will be new for 2019.

What goes on at Lighthouse?

At the start and finish of the day everyone is together for worship, teaching, games, etc. In between, children have a programme of sports, activities and craft, plus sessions to explore the day's theme.

Where and when?

Lighthouse Bourne End takes place on the first full week of the summer holidays:

Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August 2019.

10.00 a.m. - 3.30. p.m.

It will be held at  St Paul's C of E Combined School, Stratford Drive, Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire, HP10 0QH

What’s different about Lighthouse Bourne End?

Lighthouse Bourne End is designed specifically, but not exclusively, for children with Special Educational Needs (such as Austism, ADHD, Sensory Processing needs and Attachment needs), who also present with behaviour that challenges.

Whilst many children with Special Educational Needs are able to be supported at other Lighthouse sites, the Bourne End site aims to support children whose needs cannot be met within the typical Lighthouse format.

In light of this we also have a different admissions policy to other Lighthouses as we do not run on a first-come-first-served basis. We’re still working on the details for this, but hope to have our admissions policy ready in the new year.

Who is in charge of the children?

Lighthouse Bourne End is run by volunteers, the majority of whom will be 16+. Children are placed into smaller groups of 7-8 children, and we aim for a 1:2 ratio of helpers : children.

We are currently working through whether children will be placed in groups according to age or need. The specifics of this may depend on the children’s applications that we receive.

We also have specialist teams to help with craft, sports and other activities. We take up references for all helpers and police check adults.

How much does it cost?

Lighthouse typically costs about £50 per child. We do not charge to attend, but rely on your donations. Details of how to give are sent with tickets.

What happens next?

Please complete the on line application form in full when registration opens.

If you have any questions about Lighthouse Bourne End please do not hesitate to contact us at: bourneend@lighthousecentral.org.

Lighthouse Bourne End is a registered charity No. 1180779