Kids’ club heroes unite with villains at Hartlepool kids’ club


A UNITED bunch of youngsters have enjoyed a range of activities at an action-packed kids’ club.

Kids United, which meets in St Luke’s Parish Centre, in Tunstall Avenue, Hartlepool, has been looking at an exciting topic over the past few weeks – heroes and villains.

At their weekly meetings the children have explored the subject with a number of activities including hunt the hero, catch the villain, designing superhero hand puppets and even got the chance to meet real-life heroes at Stranton Fire Station.

The youngsters then held a film night to raise money for charity Help The Heroes during which they raised £92.80.

Leader Jenni Shaw said: “From the super to the everyday, heroism is everywhere and Kids United have really enjoyed exploring the subject.

“They have played hunt the hero, catch the villain and designed and made their own superhero puppets. We met some real life heroes when we visited Hartlepool Fire Station and the children loved exploring the fire engine and using the hoses. They even got involved with the consequences of heroism and held a film night to raise funds for Help for Heroes.

“They raised a fabulous £92.80 from just 10 children, they showed extraordinary generosity and I am exceedingly proud of them all.

“We ended the half term with a hero themed party.”

She added: “Every half term is jam packed with fun and the children love learning new things and making new friends. This half term we begin the countdown to Christmas which will be great.”

The club also still has places for new members. Any child aged six to 11 years old can join for only £1 a week and they meet between 6pm and 7pm on Fridays at St Luke’s Parish Centre, in Tunstall Avenue. Those wishing to join can book by contacting the group leader Jenni Shaw via email,, telephone (01429) 298475, or by popping down to the centre any Friday during term time.