Hi Martin Our school is Evanston Gradens Primary School. We meet once a week at lunchtime and we share stories and ideas etc. We plan to make tardis and dalek models. We would like to come to one of your meetings. Would this suit 10 - 12 year olds? The stduents have made their own membership cards.
Indeed; the club was set up with students in mind, many of the current members joined in primary or high school and we intentionally keep all scary content confined to the post-meal evening sessions where possible.
The only other thing worth commentary is considering we haven't bothered updating membership cards for about seven years, it sounds as if your students are more organized than us...
Last Saturday I arrived to find no one, unusual as there's usually people who've taken the opportunity of coming into town to shop. When a few people showed up I had to go do something administrative at the venue, returning to find groups looking at manga, fanzines, playing board games and being good. I handed out the latest magazine and newsletters.
People file in through out the afternoon, until about five or six pm, which is when we hit maximum. This is when we do any committee meetings and will probably be when we address the Competition. Then there's usually a meal break with some going home and not returning, and usually one or two groups going off to somewhere to buy a meal. When enough are back we have some evening session, more board games or such.
Around ten the good attendees help me clean up, carry stuff out to cars, then we have a final conversation until people depart for buses or drive off. I imagine they could go off nightclubbing, but the end of meetings used to be signaled by the secretary making a cup of tea, boring as we are.
And there you have it. Some people go to Tuesday night movies regulalry, and there's a meeing at a pub every first Saturday of the month. Possibly not everyone's idea of fun, but rewarding enough to keep us coming back.
I can post you our newsletter, and the previous one's online at <http://efanzines.com/WOL/index.htm>.
Thank you all for the warm welcome you gave us at the meeting yesterday. The students had a fantastic time and were so excited to get their T Shirts. We will certainly be joining and we look forward to attneding at least one meeting a term. Thanks again. All the best. Evanston Gardens Dr. Who Club