Build a technical project from scratch, with the tools used by professionals.
We’ve got the knowledge and the gear to teach you everything you need to know. And you’ll take home what you’ve made to show off.
Dig into the Bible through short talks, chatting with new friends, and praying together. Ask questions about the Christian faith, and explore things that really matter.
We take time away from the computers every afternoon: jump in the pool, or chat by the sofa. You’ll end the day in a silly game with your dorm mates. The food’s amazing, and there’s the day out off-site too!
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We’ve got a range of technical activities on offer, learning the details for yourself or working on creative group projects.
We’ll teach you everything you need, and you’ll come away with something cool to show off!
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The tech was really fun, but the spiritual stuff was inspiring.
It’s been an amazing week and I’ve grown loads.
The worst part was leaving, because LiveWires is the best.
I’m going to miss all the leaders and young people sooo much.
A big thank you to all the leaders for making LiveWires such a wonderful holiday.
Can I come back as a leader?
LiveWires is held in the grounds of a boarding school in Salisbury. The school has great facilities including tennis courts, a heated pool and a big playing field.
We do most of our technical activites in the school’s classrooms and sleep in the dorms. There are usually about 5 or 6 young people in each dorm. Larger activities are held in the school hall or the dining hall, where we also enjoy the delicious meals.
The site is easily accessible by car, or if public transport is preferred we can collect from Salisbury train or coach stations. Arrival time is from 4:30PM, but if you arrive early there’s plenty to see in the city centre.
LiveWires is run by a team of about 30 volunteers, including the overall leaders Joel & Roger.
Roger is an electronic engineer specialising in aircraft ejection seats. During LiveWires, you’re likely to find him peering at circuit boards and diagrams.
He lives in Uxbridge with his wife Nicola and daughter Rachel. In his spare time he’s a keen photographer!
Joel is an amateur musician, supported by a full time job as an electronics engineer. During LiveWires you’ll probably find him playing an instrument or coiling up cables.
He lives in York with his wife Eliza and their 9 stringed instruments, three drum kits and an old casiotone keyboard called Gerald.
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LiveWires bookings are managed by Scripture Union. SU have been running summer holidays for over a hundred years.
Bookings close on 12th July at the latest, but there are limited places so book now to avoid missing out!
Still have questions? Get in touch! Email Joel & Roger at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give them a call on 020 3397 1111.