Secret agents spy on Wetherby

NAWN. Wetherby Salvation Army host their 'Mission Rescue' Summer Holiday Camp at Wetherby High School. 110824AR2pic.
NAWN. Wetherby Salvation Army host their 'Mission Rescue' Summer Holiday Camp at Wetherby High School. 110824AR2pic.

IT was all very hush hush in Wetherby last week as secret agents gathered.

But it wasn’t a government spy convention or a set for the latest James Bond film.

Mission Rescue was the theme for the Salvation Army’s annual summer holiday club as youngsters, aged five to 11, dressed as undercover agents, resplendent with special X-ray glasses and underwent a host of activities.

Minister in charge Andrew Vertigan hailed the week as a huge success: “It went very, very well.

“We had a lot of children with special needs which was excellent and made a real change but proved that we are meeding the needs of the children in the community.

“It ended with a feast of activities and a barbecue last Sunday.”

The week-long event, held at Wetherby High School, saw children put through a variety of spy-themed challenges, including games, crafts, as well as making their own costumes.

Minister Vertigan has been involved with all summer clubs during the last 19 years, since the Salvation Army arrived in the town.

“We did our first club to meet children’s needs in the summer and as soon as it finished we were asked when we would be doing our next one.

“We have a massive team behind this event. We had 25 adult helpers at this last event which is great.”