A day on LiveWires
The day starts with wake up - don't worry, we'll make sure you don't oversleep and miss the day! - followed by heading down to the dining room for breakfast.
We eat our meals all together - fantastic food provided by the LiveWires kitchen team in the school's well-equipped kitchen! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner and provided every day, along with drinks mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and before bed.
After breakfast, our day starts with engage - we all meet together in the hall for a time of learning about God and praising him. Don't worry, you're not going spend much of this time sitting still: every morning there will be a mixture of things, including singing, drama, heading out to chat about things in small groups, games, videos, and all kinds of interactive and creative ways to pray.
Most of the rest of the morning, and the first half of the afternoon, is taken up with technical activities - these are in sessions of an hour, with breaks for drinks and lunch. These mostly happen in the school's classroom areas, but magically transformed with a huge amount of equipment the LiveWires team bring and set up before the holiday starts. Most people will do two or three activities over the course of the holiday: head over to the activities page to read about the (many) choices available.
At about 3.15, after afternoon drinks, we spread out around the site for the Zone. This is an opportunity to relax, play video games, swim, do some craft, enjoy the summer weather on the field or the tennis courts, and sports hall, watch films, compete on table tennis or table football, or just hang out on the sofas with friends. Each day there will be a range of different things you can dip in and out of.
There's one more techical session followed by a delicious dinner provided by our kitchen team. Then it's on to Live Lounge where we stop briefly to do something different like a book review, interview or silly game, before we move to Explore. This is a chance to think about God, home, school, family, and all the things that join them up - we spend some time all together thinking about each day's topic first, then spread out around the site to talk in smaller groups.
Move from there to a relaxing hot chocolate, then head up to dormitories for epilogue, to chat about your day, play crazy games, ask questions or pray together.
Then eventually it's time for lights out - ready to sleep so we can do it all again tomorrow...
A few of our days during the week have a different format, with one completely different day out and some exciting changes on the last night, but you'll have to come on the holiday to find out what those will be this year!