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Breathe

Large Group Spirituality Resource

Visit the BRAND NEW Breathe webpage here.

Breathe is a resource for the spiritual development of 16-19 year olds, encouraging them to explore and consider themes of belief, journey and values through a series of interactive, experiential meditations and activities.

Using an iPod, students follow 12 short mp3s with corresponding activities to guide their thinking. These, along with the simple practical tasks, make breathe an ideal resource for all types of learner, providing something to satisfy the visual, audio and kinaesthetic minds.
Whilst the meditation texts offer a Christian perspective on these questions, the resource is designed for use in a multi-faith environment, taking care not to offend, nor enforce beliefs on anyone who may use it.

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Open

Small Group Spirituality Resource

Visit the Open Webpage here.

Open is a small group resource that looks at eight themes; Meaning, Values, Purpose, Forgiveness, Death, Responsibility, Questions and Hypocrisy. Each theme uses a practical activity to open up the topic, with an mp3 introducing the subject, raising some open questions and introducing some relevant thinking and wisdom from Christianity too. Each Open box can be used with up to 6 young people, and a set of boxes can be used with a whole class.

The resource is specifically written for use in a multi-faith school environment, and as such is carefully crafted to be accessible to pupils from any faith background. There's space in each session for students to listen, reason and respond to the material, whether they agree or disagree with what they hear.

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Rage, Hope & Despair

Engaging with Emotions Resource

See our Rage, Hope & Despair range of resources in the Youthscape Store here

22 pieces of art by Si Smith take students through the biblical story of Job. A story filled with depictions of rage, despair and hope; three emotions 16-19 year olds are all too familiar with.

The DVD is accompanied by an audio narrative, exploring the emotions and events in the story in an accessible and engaging way. Included are lesson materials looking at existentialism, wisdom and comparing the story of Job in Christian, Jewish and Islamic texts, and workshops offering a creative response to rage, hope and despair through poetry, art, music, rap and drama.

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Upcoming Events and Training

Here are some events and training days across the UK that might be helpful for those working with 16-19 year olds in Sixth Forms, Colleges and Further Education.

Click here for more information.

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Breathe

Large Group Spirituality Resource

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Open

Small Group Spirituality Resource

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Rage, Hope & Despair

Engaging with Emotions Resource

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Upcoming Events and Training

Blogs and Ideas Worth Sharing

Schools Review of the Year

January 02, 2008 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

A half hour downloadable video from Teacher's TV which looks at the changes that happened in the world of education in 2007.
Also a link to a clip also on Teacher's TV called 'Chasing God', a resource you may find useful.

Hope 08 Free Schools Resources

December 05, 2007 by Lee Jackson
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

Resources are now online, including Christmas assemblies, videos and lesson plans for free!
Hope 08 is making communication with children and young people a priority and as most young people go to school we wanted to provide you with some quality resources to help you as a visitor to your local schools.

Death of Schools Work - a response

November 29, 2007 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN,

This letter was published in Youthwork Magazine as a reply to Chris' original article which you will find as a pdf on the thinking section of the website. It was written by Emlyn Williams although I talked with him about it. Hope it makes you think.