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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

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The Enable: Schools Work course - Gather

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Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN, Young Leaders,

At schoolsworkUK we believe that gathering together is a crucial part of supporting one another in this crazy game of life! Whether it is to socialise or to learn, to offer a listening ear or to pass on wisdom gained, coming together as a group of people and bonding around our common purpose of seeing young lives changed because of Jesus is one of the most important things we do.

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Categories: Secondary, 16-19s,

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